The History of Beer in America Author:Bill Yenne Beer and brewing have been part of American life and culture since long before founding fathers from George Washington to Jefferson were brewing their own, yet American beer today is as exciting and fascinating as at any time in its long history. Today, the diversity and complexity of the beers that fill our glasses, and the breweries that make... more » those beers, provide us with many opportunities for enjoyment.
"They are looking for richer and more interesting lives," craft brewing pioneer Fritz Maytag said of today's beer drinkers. "I find it very satisfying to put meaning into products."
It is only right that this should happen in America, where Washington and Jefferson brewed beer, praised its qualities and heartily supported American brewers. Like the craft brewers of today, both men realized that a diverse industry is a healthy industry. As you'll read in these pages, trends in the market that have been ongoing since the last decade of the twentieth century indicate that this will both continue and flourish in the future.
Wonderfully illustrated with great photos! Chapters include: Early American Beer, The Lager Brewers Arrive, Brewing Becomes a Major American Industry, Into the Twentieth Century, National Beers and Regional Favorites, American Brewery Renaissance, Glossary, Appendices, and Index.« less