The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies by Mark PattersonThe Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies by Mark Patterson

The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies

byMark PattersonEditorNancy Hoalst-Pullen

Hardcover | March 28, 2014

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This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints.

Topics from authors - both geographers and non-geographers alike - have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer's most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast.

At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.

Mark Patterson is a Professor of Geography and coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Sustainability program at Kennesaw State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark has (co)authored publications on geospatial technology applications for environmental management. Mark's favorite beer st...
Title:The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and SocietiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:212 pagesPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400777868

ISBN - 13:9789400777866

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Table of Contents

Historical Geography of Beer.- The geography of beer in ancient Europe.- The origins, dispersion, and evolution of the India Pale Ale (IPA).- The geographic history of beer.- Mapping United States breweries 1776 to 2012.- An historical overview of beer in Mexico, ca. 1850-1950.- Economic Geography of Beer.- The geography of America's microbreweries and brewpubs.- Structural changes taking place in the beer industry in recent decades.- The explosion of craft brewing, culturally and economically, as of 1985.- Changing economic geographies of commercial brewing in the United States.- The British and their breweries: Geographical concentration and dispersion.- Cultural Geography of Beer.- Development of Beer Styles.- The popularity of microbrewing in the United States.- Brewing a sense of place: Neo-localism and the branding and marketing of beer in Canada.- The role of social media in the regionalism of craft and local beers.- Heritage and Tourism in Canada's brewing industry.- Physical and Environmental Geography of Beer.- The world's great beer styles and their biophysical geography.- Sweetwater, mountain springs, and great lakes: A hydrogeography of beer brands.- The Global Hop.- Greening of the beer industry.- Environmental waste from beer making.