No punches are pulled against the big three of course, with only an abandoned Pabst brewery and numerous snide remarks reminding us that for all the flavor the author is enjoying 85% of people in America are still quaffing bud lites by the score. Covering everything from fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first-wave microbreweries, this book is a travelogue, guide, and genealogical study of beer families and homebrewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. The whole place is a playground, actually. They ranked New Belgium Brewery as the best job in America. The candi sugar and spice lends a nice, sweet balance. Partly because other writers already do that and partly so that I don't have to, I do focus on the people.
Every chapter covers a particular American brewery. Please let me know, and I'll adjust my review accordingly. Chamberlain Thu 21 May 09 13:08 I posted too soon earlier. But like all families and communities, sometimes we lose people. Like you, I've had homebrew that was amazingly wonderful and commercial product that would be best forgotten.
It's admittedly off the wall, but I think that's what would draw people. Table of Contents Table of Contents The Beer Starts Here - D. He lives in San Francisco, California. Locally owned and operated, an emphasis is placed on service, quality, and creating a welcoming, community atmosphere. I have to say, though, having all that access to Eric's Ale would be enough to make me cry, too. You could easily find over 50 flavors of popcorn. I am very interested in joining the world of beer because I finally got over the overindulgence after-effects of my youth and 3.
Luckily, I was able to ask follow-up questions by phone or email after so I didn't have to drive back to each brewery. My goal was to get the stories that were too personal to be on the About Us section of their sites. Isn't that like having dessert before your salad and greens? He holds a double bachelor's degree in Religious Studies and Russian from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a college renowned for its beer consumption. Red, White, and Brew is the ultimate beer run across the United States, during which Brian Yaeger visits fourteen breweries of various sizes and talks to founders, owners, brewmasters, consumers, and anyone else he meets on his odyssey and who enjoys the making, tasting, and appreciating of brews. And even though this guy could afford to distribute and market this beer widely, he keeps it local as part of his attachment to his adopted homeland. Still, if you are looking for something that is a lot like Bill Bryson but with breweries I'd heartily recommend this.
Speaking of sour beers, tomorrow evening at City Beer Store, I'm going by to taste Ommegang 2008 Rouge next to the 2009 and some Port Brewing 3rd Anniversary. The work beers and deadlines can wait til the party's over. Eric's was like a softly sour, barely sweet Pear Lambic. It's part of their super green efforts. Today all those stores are gone but a friend in Chicago happened to mention there's one that's an institution there.
Maybe you sidestepped that problem by focusing your road trip and your book on the business, specifically the family business of brewing. Double Bock no fancy name or nothin'. Yeah, it deserves to be listed twice. This is a pretty good road trip journal across the beer map of America. Fast-forwarding, I write about brewmaster Bolt Minister. Covering everything from fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first-wave microbreweries, this book is a travelogue, guide, and genealogical study of beer families and homebrewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. Grab a seat at the bar or one of our tables inside or outside in our beer garden to enjoy morning coffee and pastries to late night dining.
Not to over aggrandize this book and the stories within, but I think I listened to Mozart symphonies differently after I watched Amadeus. Flag Abuse Flagging a post will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. Do y'all like the music break in the middle? Brian, I noticed that you are a professor of religious studies and that is a new quest of mine since I have time to pursue it. It's also people, and not altogether normal people, either. My only critisism of the author's writing style lies in the way he weaves his own personal life experiences in with each of the interviews.
Especially interesting as a historical document, as it was published in 2008, and the last seven years is a lifetime in the craft brewing world. I have a problem being called a reporter. No, I'm not making a joke. Because the story of any brewery is really the story of the people behind it, here are the passages about the owner and the brewer. Some are just way more interesting than others--Dogfishhead, Anchor, Yuengling, etc.