Andy Crouch-Great American Craft Beer
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.
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.
Andy Crouch is an award-winning freelance writer whose articles on beer have appeared in Ale Street News, American Brewer, and New Brewer Magazine, among others. He presently writes the monthly “Unfiltered” column for the Beer Advocate and a bi-monthly column for Beverage Magazine. His first book, The Good Beer Guide to New England, was published by the University Press of New England. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.