Virginia Beer: A Guide From Colonial Days To Craft's Golden Age by Lee Graves

Virginia Beer: A Guide From Colonial Days To Craft's Golden Age

byLee Graves

Paperback | October 2, 2018

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The days of choosing between a handful of imports and a convenience store six-pack are long gone. The beer landscape in America has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, as the nation has experienced an explosion in craft beer brewing and consumption. Nowhere is this truer than in Virginia, where more than two hundred independent breweries create beers of an unprecedented variety and serve an increasingly knowledgeable, and thirsty, population of beer enthusiasts.

As Lee Graves shows in his definitive new guide to Virginia beer, the Old Dominion’s central role in the current beer boom is no accident. Beer was on board when English settlers landed at Jamestown in 1607, and the taste for beer and expertise in brewing have only grown in the generations since. Graves offers an invaluable survey of key breweries throughout the Virginia, profiling the people and the businesses in each region that have made the state a rising star in the industry. The book is extensively illustrated and suggests numerous brewery tours that will point you in the right direction for your statewide beer crawl. From small farm breweries in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains to cavernous facilities in urban rings around the state, Virginians have created a golden age for flavorful beer. This book shows you how to best appreciate it.

Lee Graves is an award-winning beer writer and the author of Richmond Beer: A History of Brewing in the River City and Charlottesville Beer: Brewing in Jefferson’s Shadow.
Title:Virginia Beer: A Guide From Colonial Days To Craft's Golden AgeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 4.5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 4.5 X 0.68 inPublished:October 2, 2018Publisher:University of Virginia PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813941717

ISBN - 13:9780813941714

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Known as the Beer Guy... Graves suggests several origin stories of Virginia beer—ranging from the beginning of civilization when people first started to making alcohol to a gathering of brewers in Richmond in 2012—unraveling the rest of the history from there and interweaving stories from personal experiences with Virginia breweries, instructions on tasting and appreciating beer, and descriptions of the vibrant craft beer culture. - Virginia Living