Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri

Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri

by Pete Dulin

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Overview

Set out with a true aficionado and affable guide to sample a dizzying array of beverages made in America's heartland. Expedition of Thirst maps routes that crisscross eastern Kansas and western Missouri, with stops at some 150 breweries, wineries, and distilleries along the way. Pete Dulin, a seasoned writer on the subject, explains how and why these businesses produce beer, wine, and spirits tied to regional terroir and represent the flavors of the Midwest from the Flint Hills to the Ozarks. More than a travel guide, his book is a cultural journal exploring the people, places, and craft that make each destination distinct and noteworthy.

Dulin shares the stories of many of these brewers, winemakers, and distillers in their own words. Expedition of Thirst captures the character of the small business owners and makers and offers insight about their craft. For good measure, Dulin delves into the history, culture, and geography that have shaped these producers and their practices, from the impact of Prohibition to the early influence of immigrant winemakers and brewers, regional agriculture, and politics. As informative as it is engaging—even intoxicating—his Expedition is sure to work up readers’ thirst to travel and discover firsthand the singular regional pleasures so richly described in these pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700624928
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,198,448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Pete Dulin is the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, KC Ale Trail, and Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City’s Best Chefs and Cooks. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Flatland, Feast Magazine, The Kansas City Star, Visit KC, River Front Times, The Boston Globe, Thinking Bigger, Pitch, and Kansas City Business Journal.

Table of Contents


Author's Note


Acknowledgments


1: Introduction


Kansas


2. Central and Eastern Kansas, I-70 West


3. Southeastern Kansas, I-35 South to US 69 South


4. Southeastern Kansas, I-35 South


Missouri


5. Greater Kansas City


6. Kansas City: Northland and Northern Missouri


7. Western and Central Missouri: I-70 East: Lee's Summit, Columbia, Jefferson City


8. Western and Central Missouri, US 24 East


9. Central and Southern Missouri: Ozarks, Springfield, Branson


Bibliography


Index


About the Author

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