Beer Fest USA
Celebrating American Craft Brews
Published by: Red Lightning Books
Beer. Friends. Fun. Put them together, and you have a beer fest! Join M. B. Mooney as he travels the United States to bring you the delights of Beer Fest USA.
While beer has always been an important part of American culture, the last three decades have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft brews and microbrews, and, along with them, beer festivals. Modeled on their German counterparts such as Munich's Oktoberfest, beer festivals allow brewers to introduce customers to their creations, to educate the public about the differences between various craft beers, to learn from beer drinkers, and to promote friendship.
Beer Fest USA introduces beer enthusiasts—novices and seasoned beer geeks alike—to thirteen of the biggest and best beer festivals in the US, giving you a taste of the unique history and flavor of each. So get ready to drink up, laugh with friends, and start planning your next beer festival vacation.
1. Suwanee Beer Fest (Suwanee, GA)
2. Great American Beer Fest (Denver, CO)(Portland, OR)
3. Oregon Brewers Festival (Portland, OR)
4. Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (Chicago, IL)
5. Brewgaloo Beer Fest (Raleigh, NC)
6. Great Taste of the Midwest (Madison WI)
7. Culmination Beer Fest (Anchorage, Alaska)
8. Hard Liver Barleywine Festival (Seattle, WA)
9. Firestone Walker Invitational (Paso Robles, CA)
10. Tailspin Ale Fest (Louisville, KY)
11. Prairieland Beer and Music Fest (Wichita, KS)
12. Brews on the Bricks (Hays, Kansas)
13. Savor Beer Fest (Washington, D.C.)
Beer festivals are usually portrayed through the people celebrating with the beer. Beer Fest USA portrays the fascinating stories of the people who make beer fests happen. The individuals, the brewers, the communities and the supporting cast of beer drinkers lurks within every pour. The best time to celebrate is always now and you can do that anytime with this read. Cheers forever.~Charlie Papazian, founder of the Association of Brewers and the Great American Beer Festival.
Beer Fest USA is a delightful armchair romp with a baker's dozen touchdowns, Alaska to Georgia, California to Washington, DC., with a lot of heartland in between. Each stop is surrounded by pertinent historical background, personalized stories about the people who developed each festival, and verbal snapshots about the people who attend.~Nuvo
A wealth of black-and-white photographs enhance Beer Fest USA: Celebrating American Craft Brews, a tour of thirteen of the biggest beer festivals in the United States. Inspired by German occasions such as Munich's Oktoberfest, these venues are choice picks for craft beer connoisseurs and vacationers enjoy! Beer Fest USA is highly recommended for American travelers who are also connoisseurs of craft brew.~Midwest Book Review