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The audacity of hops : the history of America's craft beer revolution /

"Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now... Full description

Main Author: Acitelli, Tom.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2013
Edition: First edition.
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Contents: Part 1: The last shall be first ; Do it yourself ; Beer for its own sake ; Eden, California ; TV dinner land ; Lite up ahead ; "Brewed through a horse" ; The most influential beer ; Chez McAuliffe ; The bard of beer ; Long days, longer odds. -- Part 2: Tipping points ; "Small, high-quality food places" ; The bearded young man from Chico ; The fireman and the goat shed ; The west coast style ; Mayflower refugee ; How the brewpub was born ; The first shakeout ; "That's a great idea, Charlie" ; The third wave builds ; The lesson of the nylon string ; "This connoisseur thing" ; Because wine making takes too long ; More than in Europe ; Beer, it's what's with dinner ; Vats and dogs ; To the last frontier and back ; Weeping radishes and Scottish lords ; Here, there, and everywhere. -- Part 3: Unhappy meals ; Second careers ; Davids and Goliaths ; Five hundred miles in a rented Honda ; New York minutes ; The revolution, televised ; A manifesto and Arnold Schwarzenegger ; The value of gold ; "The tyranny of fast growth" ; Finding role models, defying labels ; Ghosts around the machines ; Cherry brew and naked hockey ; In prime time ; Critical mass ; The potato-chip epiphany ; The brewpubs boom ; Suds and the city ; Attack of the phantom crafts ; "Budhook" and the bull beer market ; Last call for the old days ; Big beer's biggest weapon ; The French lieutenant's coat ; To the extreme ; The total package ; Boos ; The movement's biggest setback ; Lucky bastards ; A tale of two breweries ; The great shakeout ; Victory abroad, defeat at home. -- Part 4: Plotting a comeback ; "McDonald's versus fine food" ; Craft beer logs on ; Growing pains again ; Still the latest thing ; Crushing it ; WIth gusto ; A great passing ; Beer, premium ; Exit the godfather ; Big crowds and the new small ; "The Albion brewery".
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