Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries

Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries


By (author) Andy Crouch, Foreword by Sam Calagione

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  • Publisher: Running Press,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 25mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 26 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0762438118
  • ISBN 13: 9780762438112
  • Illustrations note: colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 414,627

Product description

Great American Craft Beer takes readers on a passionate and informative journey through the most palate pleasing ales and lagers produced in America today. Built on the inalienable truth that there is a beer out there for everyone, the book directs readers to focus on the flavors they already enjoy tasting, such as sweet fruits, roasted coffee, or bitter hops. More than 80 styles and 340 beer profiles are accompanied by full-color photographs and illustrations of the beers and beer labels. This unconventional approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to step right up to the bar and order their next pint with confidence. If you like the taste of ...fresh oranges tangy lemons ripe raspberries creamy pumpkin toasted caramel rich espresso bananas dark chocolate smoked meats Try ...Address Unknown IPA by Willimantic Brewing 312 Urban Wheat Ale by Goose Island Brewing Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Anchor Bock by Anchor Brewing Speedway Stout by Alesmith Brewing Hefeweizen by Live Oak Brewing Black Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn Brewery Smokestack Heritage Porter by East End Brewing Both a personal guide and companion to the exciting world of American craft beer, this unique book touches upon several subject areas, including not only beer, but food, travel, history, and the stories and personalities of those who brew America's best beers. It includes 25 perfect pairing recipes and profiles of some of the best brewpubs in the country.

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Author information

Andy Crouch is an award-winning freelance writer whose articles on beer have appeared in Ale Street News, American Brewer, BeerAdvocate Magazine, Beverage Magazine, Celebrator Beer News, New Brewer Magazine, Yankee Food News, and on his website His first book, The Good Beer Guide to New England, was published by the University Press of New England. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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San Diego Union Tribune's beer blog "Brewery Rowe" July, 2010 "... crisp, clean and a lot of fun to pore over." Tasting Table Brew Gurus, Oct 14,2010 "...a beer history, primer and directory in one." GREAT AMERICAN CRAFT BEER by Andy Crouch -- one of "Six Must-Reads for a Great Year of Beer".