An American Beer Revolution
Published by: Red Lightning Books
In Craft Brew: An American Beer Revolution, M. B. Mooney tells the stories of more than a dozen of the best independent brewers from across the nation. For these brewers, their business is to help those new to beer find that special brew and to offer veteran beer drinkers new and exciting tastes. But more than that, they know that they are extending an invitation to join a warm community and share in a vibrant culture. Mooney explores their stories of passion and caring, history and innovation, creativity and influence, fellowship and rebellion, and, most of all, great beer.
Craft Brew: An American Beer Revolution offers the beer enthusiast a chance to be immersed in the stories and culture of the brewing community. But if you are unlucky enough to have not yet found that beer you like, Craft Brew will open your eyes to possibilities and just might send you in search of that special brew that will usher you into the ranks of the converted.
1. The Conversion
2. The Beer Revolution
3. The Passion and the Dream
4. Alternate and Independent
5. The Gathering
6. A Culture of Collaboration
7. Art and Science
8. The Biz
9. The Future
Craft Beer is a journey for many. The journey can involve history, friendships, controversy, personalities, evolving tastes and business cycles. Craft Brew captures it all. M.B. Mooney takes us on his journey through craft beer, as well as the journey of many industry leaders. It's a fun read that covers the myriad facets of our craft!~Bill Butcher, Port City Brewing Company
Craft beer and brewing has always been in a state of transition, because that is what they are best at doing. M.B. Mooney portrays the journeys local, small and independent craft breweries have pursued to better the world of beer. Their world is a beer culture that we can all relate to as beer enthusiasts. I am reminded of the journey I travelled since my own "beer conversion" in 1970. If you aren't a convert yet, Craft Brew: An American Beer Revolution will help you personalize and visualize the inside perspective of what makes American craft breweries tick. It will further inspire your own passion for great beer in the spirit of independence and passion. Welcome to the community of craft brewers. Cheers to Craft Beer and M.B. Mooney~Charlie Papazian, founder of the Great American Beer Festival, and author of The Complete Joy of Home Brewing