The Audacity of Hops

The Audacity of Hops

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Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2, 000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide--there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.had cofounded the Seattle coffeehouse that became Starbucks, sold less than one thousand barrels of it that first year. But a porter ... It was a milestone for the state that had been the first to ratify the Twenty-First Amendment and that had had as many as 128 breweries before Prohibition. By the time ... What am I going to do?

Title:The Audacity of Hops
Author:Tom Acitelli
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2013-05-01


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