The United States of Craft Beer

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Well-researched and well-written, The United States of Craft Beer takes you on a journey though the history of beer and the birth of the craft industry in the US, state by state. The book gives a succinct history of the chosen brewery, details on why their beers beat out the competition, and other popular brewing companies within the state! With colorful photos and a clear layout, this book surely shines. So get on the road and take yourself on a journey through fifty awesome breweries in fifty fascinating states.

Allagash, Maine

Allagash, Maine

In The United States of Craft Beer: A Guide to the Best Craft Breweries Across America (April, Adams Media) beer expert and homebrewer Jess Lebow offers a state-by-state exploration of the history of America’s best brewers and beers. Jess Lebow worked for Budweiser and Redhook selling and distributing beer in the Seattle area during the microbrew boom of the late 1990s. During that time, he tried nearly every craft beer in the Pacific Northwest and any he could lay his hands on from around the nation. Five carboys, nearly 100 delicious batches, at least a dozen not-so-delicious ones, and only god knows how many crimped bottle caps later, he figures he’s drank his weight in beer many thousand times over.

Goose Island, Illinois

Goose Island, Illinois

Maui Brewing, Hawaii

Maui Brewing, Hawaii

From Jack’s Abby Brewing in Massachusetts to the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii, Jess gives beer fans the lowdown on all things craft beer as they make their way across the country, meeting the people who make the nation’s best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Each intoxicating entry also highlights other popular beers that can be found throughout that state, so that readers can sample every delicious sip the United States has to offer.

Magic Hat, Vermont

Magic Hat, Vermont

 

 

Excerpted from The United States of Craft Beer by Jess Lebow. Copyright © 2015 F+W/Adams Media. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs supplied courtesy of the respective breweries.

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