Locally Brewed celebrates the Midwest's craft brewing
movement with profiles of 20 of the area's brewmasters and their
breweries. These are entertaining and inspiring stories of the
individuals who have been essential in the exponential growth of
this movement, as told through vivid interviews, beautiful
photography, and dynamic artwork.
In just the past 20 years, beer has been transformed from a
"low-class" drink to a pluralistic, populist drink with the same
stylistic diversity and caring craftsmanship as wine. One of the
strongest hotbeds of this cultural shift is in the Midwest, where
independently owned craft brewers focus on the creative, artisanal
elements of the beer-making process. Locally Brewed
explores these trends and the fun, fascinating, and unique details
of each brewery, including label art, hand-pull designs, and of
course the brews themselves.
This is a book that can be enjoyed by the beer geek" and the casual
imbiber alike, as it emphasizes the people behind the beer as well
as the beers they brew. Special sidebars and pullouts show what
makes each brewery special, weaving together the story of the indie
beer movement, relevant to both small-town Midwesterners and
big-city beer lovers.