Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries (Hardcover)
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 orangestangy lemonsripe raspberriescreamy pumpkintoasted caramelrich espressobananasdark chocolatesmoked meats Try . . .Address Unknown IPA by Willimantic Brewing312 Urban Wheat Ale by Goose Island BrewingRaspberry Tart by New Glarus BrewingPunkin Ale by Dogfish Head Craft BreweryAnchor Bock by Anchor BrewingSpeedway Stout by Alesmith BrewingHefeweizen by Live Oak BrewingBlack Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn BrewerySmokestack 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.
About the Author
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 BeerScribe.com. His first book, The Good Beer Guide to New England, was published by the University Press of New England. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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”.