Discover the underdog story of how America came to dominate beer stylistically in the second edition of Tom Acitelli´s The Audacity of Hops: The History of America´s Craft Beer Revolution, the most comprehensive history yet of American craft beer. Based on extensive archival research as well as interviews with the movement´s key players going back to the 1960s, this acclaimed book is the most comprehensive chronicle yet of one of the most interesting and lucrative culinary trends in the US since World War II. Acitelli weaves the story of the rise of American craft beer into the tales of trends like Slow Food and the rebirth of America´s urban areas, and paints an unforgettable portrait of plucky entrepreneurial triumph. The backgrounds on all your favorite craft brewers are here, including often forgotten heroes from the movement´s earliest days as well as the history of homebrewing since Prohibition. This is the ´´book for the craft beer nerd who thinks he or she already knows the story´´ (Los Angeles Times) as well as for fans of good food and drink in general. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016639/bk_tant_016639_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goose Island opened as a family-owned Chicago brewpub in the late 1980s, and it soon became one of the most inventive breweries in the world. In the golden age of light, bland, and cheap beers, John Hall and his son Greg brought European flavors to America. With distribution in two dozen states, two brewpubs and status as one of the twenty biggest breweries in the United States, Goose Island became an American success story and was a champion of craft beer. Then, on March 28, 2011, the Halls sold the brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, the least craft-like beer imaginable. The sale forced the industry to reckon with craft beer´s mainstream appeal and a popularity few envisioned. Josh Noel broke the news of the sale in the Chicago Tribune, and he covered the resulting backlash from Chicagoans and beer fanatics across the country as the discussion escalated into an intellectual craft beer war. Anheuser-Busch has since bought four other craft breweries, and from among the outcry rises a question that Noel addresses through personal anecdotes from industry leaders: how should a brewery grow? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Constant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011798/bk_tant_011798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of Bourbon, ´´the definitive history´´ (Sacramento Bee), comes the rollicking and revealing story of beer in America, in the spirit of Salt or Cod. In The United States of Beer, Dane Huckelbridge, the author of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit - a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance best seller - charts the surprisingly fascinating history of Americans´ relationship with their most popular alcoholic beverage. Huckelbridge shows how beer has evolved along with the country - from a local and regional product (once upon a time, every American city had its own brewery and iconic beer brand) to the rise of global megabrands, like Budweiser and Miller, that are synonymous with US capitalism. We learn of George Washington´s failed attempt to brew beer at Mount Vernon with molasses instead of barley; of the 19th-century ´´beer barons´´, like Captain Frederick Pabst, Adolphus Busch, and Joseph Schlitz, who revolutionized commercial brewing and built lucrative empires - and the American immigrant experience; and of the advances in brewing and bottling technology that allowed beer to flow in the saloons of the Wild West. Throughout, Huckelbridge draws connections between seemingly remote fragments of the American past and shares his reports from the frontline of today´s craft-brewing revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005259/bk_harp_005259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re a lover of deep, rich flavor but just can´t find anything at the store that really tantalizes your taste buds, The Essential Kitchen Series has got you covered. Craft Beer Cooking Recipes is overflowing with delicious beer-based recipes to enhance any meal or appetizer. This recipe book is destined to be an amazon top-seller, and for good reason. Beer flavoring makes almost any recipe spectacular. Whether you´re cooking with pork, chicken, or even vegetables, these recipe delights will win you over the very first time. Buying this cookbook will assure you of never cooking a boring meal again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Havern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048763/bk_acx0_048763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is beer part of your Seattle itinerary? Do you want to sample different types of beer? Do you want to know where to even start? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you.50 Things to Know about Seattle Breweries by Silvain Alarilla offers an approach to getting buzzed like a local. Most travel books will help you get to all those picture-worthy Seattle spots, or tell you where to eat. This guide will get you into the mindset of an avid Seattle beer drinker and a crash course in beer. From this audiobook, you´ll discover how to get the most variety of beer during your stay in the Greater Seattle area. This book will help you with tips if you are new to craft beer and/or maybe looking for something new in your visit. You can even use it for a quick read before you land at Sea-Tac International Airport. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will know what beer to grab and where. So, buy this audiobook today. You´ll be glad you did. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Silvain Alarilla. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136366/bk_acx0_136366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A celebration of beer - its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer´s chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Listeners are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012840/bk_reco_012840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and a key catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, Jim Koch offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career. In 1984, it looked like an unwinnable David and Goliath struggle: one guy against the mammoth American beer industry. When others scoffed at Jim Koch´s plan to leave his consulting job and start a brewery that would challenge American palates, he chose a 19th-century family recipe and launched Samuel Adams. Now one of America´s leading craft breweries, Samuel Adams has redefined the way Americans think about beer and helped spur a craft beer revolution. In Quench Your Own Thirst, Koch offers unprecedented insights into the whirlwind ride from scrappy start-up to thriving public company. His innovative business model and refreshingly frank stories offer counterintuitive lessons that you can apply to business and to life. Koch covers everything from finding your own Yoda to his theory on how a piece of string can teach you the most important lesson you´ll ever learn about business. He also has surprising advice on sales, marketing, hiring, and company culture. Koch´s anecdotes, quirky musings, and bits of wisdom go far beyond brewing. A fun, engaging guide for building a career or launching a successful business based on your passions, Quench Your Own Thirst is the key to the ultimate dream: being successful while doing what you love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Koch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002212/bk_aren_002212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Home Brewing: A DIY Guide to Creating Your Own Craft Beer from Scratch is intended as a starting guide to home brewing beer. Beer has been around for hundreds of years, and its very early history was in the homes of beer lovers as they tried to create their own delicious drinks. As time has gone on, the process for making beer has been refined so that it can now be commercially produced, but that has not stopped hobbyists from continuing to make homemade beer just for the fun of it. Because brewing beer is such a long and scientific process, each step of the way presents the brewer with new options and techniques that can be tweaked any which way to create new styles and flavors. The beauty of the craft beer industry and home brewing is that it allows for plenty of creativity and innovation, which has produced hundreds of different types of beer that all have their own unique flavor. As you get further into home brewing, you too can emulate these styles and maybe someday create your own. This book begins with a brief history of the craft brewing industry and its impact on home brewing, then goes into detail about how to get started brewing beer within the comforts of your own home. From equipment to ingredients, we have provided full descriptions of everything you need. It is meant as a guide for absolute beginners, so we have gone into detail about what is known as extract home brewing, but even those who are interested in partial mash brewing and all-grain brewing will find a wealth of useful information. Though our step-by-step brewing process is not specific to any one kind of beer, we have also provided a guide to the different styles so that you can modify the steps, as you need. Whether you want to create your own India pale ale or pilsner, we have the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Willison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085038/bk_acx0_085038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.