How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink
Author: Steve Hindy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of "microbrewery" pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United States and another 1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe's great brewing nations, and to countries all over the globe. In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, tells the inside story of how a band of homebrewers and microbrewers came together to become one of America's great entrepreneurial triumphs. Beginning with Fritz Maytag, scion of the washing machine company, and Jack McAuliffe, a US Navy submariner who developed a passion for real beer while serving in Scotland, Hindy tells the story of hundreds of creative businesses like Deschutes Brewery, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Harpoon. He shows how their individual and collective efforts have combined to grab 10 percent of the dollar share of the US beer market. Hindy also explores how Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, all now owned by international conglomerates, are creating their own craft-style beers, the same way major food companies have acquired or created smaller organic labels to court credibility with a new generation of discerning eaters and drinkers. This is a timely and fascinating look at what America's new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy this wonderful, inexpensive, storied beverage: beer.
The inspiring story behind today’s craft beer revolution is the subject of this lively memoir by Frank Appleton, the English-trained brewmaster who is considered by many to be the father of Canada’s craft-brewing movement. Appleton chronicles fifty years in the brewing business, from his early years working for one of the major breweries, to his part in establishing the first cottage brewery in Canada, to a forward look at the craft-beer industry in an ever more competitive market. Disillusioned with the Canadian brewing scene in the early 1970s, when three huge companies controlled 90 percent of the market and marketers and accountants made the decisions on what products to make, not the brewmasters, Appleton decided to “drop out” and brew his own beer while homesteading in the interior of British Columbia. He made a meagre living as a freelance writer, and his article entitled “The Underground Brewmaster” sparked the interest of John Mitchell, co-founder of the Troller Pub in Horseshoe Bay, BC. Their partnership launched the Horseshoe Bay Brewery in June 1982, the first of its kind in the country, serving the iconic Bay Ale brewed from Appleton’s recipe. Covering a range of topics, such as the difficulty of steering beer drinkers away from the “Big Boys” breweries and struggles with the BC Liquor Control Board, as well as brewing plant design and the complexities of the malting process, Brewing Revolution touches upon the foundation of what shaped the craft-beer industry in Canada. Appleton’s passion and innovation opened the gates for the scores of brewpubs and microbreweries that were to follow in both Canada and the US, and his story is of interest to anyone excited by today’s craft-beer revival.
The most detailed collection of craft beer breweries is now more comprehensive than ever! Since the first edition of Craft Beer Revolution was published, fifteen new BC breweries have opened and another eighteen are scheduled to open by the end of 2014. Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer, revisits the established and explores the province’s freshest new hoppy IPAs and strong stouts in this completely revised and updated guide. Microbrewing has exploded into a significant figure in the marketplace—the market share for artisanal beer climbed to 19 percent in 2013—and craft beer has become prominent in restaurants, taprooms and craft beer converts are carrying home growlers of creative and delicious brews. From the Kootenays to the west coast of Vancouver Island, the craft beer scene is booming. With profiles of BC’s finest craft breweries, as well as tap lists, bottle shops and an insider’s look at the people behind the kegs and casks, this second edition of Craft Beer Revolution explains how to best experience the beer phenomenon that’s sweeping the province.
Get to grips with the craft beer revolution, with this stylish and in-depth guide to the many complex terms and techniques, equipment and varieties that go into creating the perfect beer. Hundreds of entries cover every aspect of the craft beer world, from ingredients, brewing and storing through to tasting notes for the many different styles of beer available today. Written by award-winning beer expert Richard Croasdale and with stunning illustrations throughout, The Craft Beer Dictionary is an essential guide for the craft beer drinker.
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 this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.
It's 1984, and in America's "Happy Valley" one local attorney is confronting an Orwellian dystopia in beer. Only five years have passed since the lifting of the prohibition against home brewing, and America's palate atrophies from commercial sameness. In "The Birth of the Craft Brew Revolution" Dr. Ben Novak presents his complete collection of 71 columns first published in the Centre Daily Times on the joys of beer. As fresh and accessible now as then, this collection will especially delight those reflexively anti-drink, the student who loves its effects but is dumb to its essence, historians and lovers of Central Pennsylvania's Nittany Valley, and all those who think of beer as little more than another amusement on the adventure of life.
The First Craft Beer and the Kiwi Brewing Revolution It Sparked
Author: McCashin ((Family :)
The small business success story of New Zealand's first craft beer and the revolution it started. This is the story of a revolution - a very Kiwi kind of revolution, involving more beer than blood, although there was also plenty of sweat and tears. There was a time, not so very long ago, when you walked into a bar and ordered a beer: that was about as complicated as it got. You would end up with a glass of something fizzy, light brown to pale gold in colour, its flavour notable for what it lacked rather than anything it delivered. It was a strange state of affairs, because New Zealanders have always loved beer. But that all changed in 1981 when Terry McCashin and his wife Bev cobbled together a 'number eight wire brewery' and Mac's Brewery was born. The phenomenon we now know as the 'craft brewing movement' had begun. After two decades of hard work the McCashins sold the very successful Mac's brand to one of their competitors, and the story could have ended there. But Bev and Terry's children recently launched the latest incarnation of the McCashin family business, Stoke Brewery. This, then, is the story of the New Zealand brewing revolution sparked by Terry McCashin. Along the way, New Zealand - politics, society, the way New Zealanders do business, the place of former icons such as rugby and beer - everything changed profoundly over this period. The story of the McCashin family's business is also the story of so many of the small business owners that make up this country, and it's the story of the great Kiwi entrepreneurial spirit.
The craft brew revolution has spread south. This all-new guidebook profiles the Sunshine State's 66 breweries and brewpubs. • Entries include each brewery's story, styles of beer brewed, tours, food served, and special features • Author's "Pick" on the best beer to try at each site • Special features on beer chains, beer in theme parks, container sizes, and beerfests and beer webs "Gerard is the authority on Florida breweries. Immersed in the craft beer culture, he's traveled far and wide to put together a definitive text chronicling the craft movement in the Sunshine State. Grab the book, drop the top, and hit the road to great beer in Florida!"—Mike Halker, founder of Due South Brewing Co. and president of Florida Brewers Guild