By Brian Yaeger
Red, White, and Brew is the final word beer run around the usa, in which Brian Yaeger visits fourteen breweries of varied sizes and talks to founders, proprietors, brewmasters, shoppers, and somebody else he meets on his odyssey and who enjoys the making, tasting, and appreciating of brews.
Red, White, and Brew pursues the roots of brewers who introduced their craft with them from their fatherland and investigates how the culture is faring at the present time and the place it could possibly head sooner or later. overlaying every thing from fifth-generation family-run brewing businesses to first-wave microbreweries, this publication is a travelogue, advisor, and genealogical learn of beer households and homebrewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. it really is packed with eclectic characters and clever businesspeople who populate an as outdated because the New global, and who produce liquid philanthropy, one keg at a time.
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