Material Culture of Breweries

by Herman Wiley Ronnenberg

Left Coast Press | July 15, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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From antique bottles to closely guarded recipes and treasured historic architecture, breweries have a special place in American history. This fascinating book brings the material culture of breweries in the United States to life, from many regions of the country and from early 16th century production to today’s industrial operations. Herman Ronnenberg traces the evolution of techniques, equipment, raw materials, and architecture over five centuries, discusses informal production outside of breweries, and offers detailed information on makers marks, patents, labels, and beer containers that allows readers to identify items in their own collections. Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be popular with collectors and general readers, and a key reference in historical archaeology, local history, material culture, and related fields.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 in

Published: July 15, 2011

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598741675

ISBN - 13: 9781598741674

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Material Culture of Breweries

by Herman Wiley Ronnenberg

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 152 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 in

Published: July 15, 2011

Publisher: Left Coast Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598741675

ISBN - 13: 9781598741674

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From antique bottles to closely guarded recipes and treasured historic architecture, breweries have a special place in American history. This fascinating book brings the material culture of breweries in the United States to life, from many regions of the country and from early 16th century production to today’s industrial operations. Herman Ronnenberg traces the evolution of techniques, equipment, raw materials, and architecture over five centuries, discusses informal production outside of breweries, and offers detailed information on makers marks, patents, labels, and beer containers that allows readers to identify items in their own collections. Heavily illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will be popular with collectors and general readers, and a key reference in historical archaeology, local history, material culture, and related fields.

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Herman Ronnenberg, a historical archaeologist and brewery expert who participates in major brewery clubs and publishes regularly on the topic, offers something for everyone from scholars to casual beer aficionados. He traces the evolution of techniques, equipment, raw materials, and architecture over five centuries, discusses informal production outside of breweries, and offers detailed information on makers marks, patents, labels, and beer containers that allows readers to identify items in their own collections.

About the Author

Herman Wiley Ronnenberg, Ph.D., is a retired teacher and freelance historian specializing in the history of brewing and brewers. He participates in multiple major breweriana collecting clubs and publishes regularly on the topic. He has also conducted archaeological field work in California, Arizona, Idaho, Virginia, Alaska, Belize and Peru.
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