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         young Ben Franklin, hoisting a glass of beer

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” ~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” ~~ Ben Franklin [1706-90]

“Beer has food value, but food has no beer value.” ~~ motto of Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I'll conquer the world.” ~~ Kaiser Wilhelm I [1797-1888]

“24 hours in a day. 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.” ~~ H.L. Mencken [1880-1956]

“A quart of Ale is a dish for a king.” ~~ Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616], in "The Winter’s Tale"

“Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.” ~~ W.C. Fields [1880-1946]

“Civilization begins with distillation.” ~~ William Faulkner [1897-1962]

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'Beer' entry at Wikipedia
'Beer in Canada' entry at Wikipedia
Brewers Association of America [est. 1942]

Brewery Database [est. 2009] by PintLabs
travel-focused Pub Crawler search engine [est. 1995] - domain for sale? shut down? 2014

beer sold online {300+ items} at Amazon

AnheuserBusch-InBev sells 39 percent of all beer in the U.S.A., Miller-Coors sells 26 percent – which leaves
35 percent of the market to all the other commercial and craft brewers in the country. (2012 stats)

Beer Industry Section on the Business & Economic Monopolies Page at Working Minds / Things To Worry About

NEWS 9/2016: Cavitation Technology Is About To Revolutionize Beer-Making
read the M.I.T. Technology Review article

General  Beer  Links

Brewers Association of America [est. 1942] based in Boulder, Colorado           American Homebrewers Association [est. 1978] of Boulder, Colorado has 36,000 members           Society of Beer Travelers [est. 2013] based in Kansas

Ontario Craft Brewers [est. 2005] based in Toronto
'Beer Me BC' based in British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Home Brewers online community & forum [est. 2000?]
Troy Burtch's Great Canadian Beer Blog [est. 5/2011]
North American Guild of Beer Writers [est. 1990]

Beer  Events
Toronto Beer Festival - Spring [April 2015 = #2]
Albuquerque [NM] Beer Week [April 2011]
Albuquerque [NM] Blues & Brews [April 2011]
Blazin' Brewfest [May 2014 = #2] in Las Cruces, New Mexico
American Craft Beer Week [May 2014 = #9]
Legendary Boonville [CA] Beer Festival [May 2015 = #19]
Ontario Craft Beer Week [June 2014 = #5]
Toronto Beer Festival - Summer [July 2014]
Golden Tap Awards [2014 = #12] - online voting thru September
The Denver Beerathon [Sept 2013 = #1] {defunct?}
Great Canadian Beer Festival [Sept 2014 = #12] in Victoria, British Columbia
New Mexico Brew Fest & Music Showcase [Oct 2013 = #4] at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque
Great American Beer Festival [Oct 2015 = #34] in Denver, Colorado
Yukon Beer Festival [Oct 2014 = #1] in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
New York City Beerathon [Nov 2014 = #8]

Boonville [CA] Beer Festival [2015 = #19]         Camp Casey Wild West Summer Beer Fest in Michigan [2014 = #3]         Firkin Ale Fest 2012 in Alabama         Great American Beer Festival [2015 = #34] in Denver, Colorado         Toronto's Festivals of Beer [April & July]         Yukon Beer Festival [2014 = #1]


graph of breweries in U.S.A. from 1887 to 2012

National  Beer/Pub  Chains

Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters [chain est. 1997] - 29 locations in 9 states, based in Austin, Texas
first to offer food & drink service inside the theater; each location offers handcrafted cocktails, bottled beers, and over 30 beers on tap

Yard House sports bar [chain est. 1996] - 70+ locations in 24 states, based in Florida
an upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music, and 130 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers

Info  by  State  &  Province

The Bankrate blog posted their study of the Top Ten States For Beer Lovers in September 2014; the results are included here not because they are
definitive or official but for purposes of opening discussion on the matter. (One of the comments noted that these are states that 'nobody goes to'.)
In reverse order: #10 Nebraska, #9 Iowa, #8 South Dakota, #7 Maine, #6 New Hampshire, #5 Colorado, #4 Wisconsin, #3 Oregon, #2 Vermont, and #1 Montana.

Alaska,  USA

Anchorage Brewing Company

Alaskan Brewing Company   
Alaskan Brewing Company [est. 1986] in Juneau, Alaska, USA

brands/brews include Amber Alt, White Ale (Belgian-style witbier), Summer
Kölsch-Style Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Smoked Porter, Free Ride American Pale Ale,
Icy Bay IPA, and Hopothermia American Double IPA

Beer on the Last Frontier / Craft Breweries of Alaska books by Bill & Elaine Howell  "Beer On The Last Frontier: The Craft Breweries of Alaska, Volume 1 - Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island Breweries" [2012]
Written by Bill Howell, Photography by Elaine Howell, Foreword by James Roberts

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2012] for $5.99
self-publd 9x6 pb [12/2012] for $8.09
"Beer On The Last Frontier: The Craft Breweries of Alaska, Volume 2 - Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Everything In Between" [2013] Written by Bill Howell, Photography by Elaine Howell, Foreword by Gabe Fletcher (Anchorage Brewing Co.)
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2013] for $8.99
self-publd 9x6 pb [11/2013] for $10.79

Alberta in Canada
G.E. Nordell's Alberta, Canada Travel & Business Links

Big Rock Brewery [est. 1985] in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Wild Rose Brewery [est. 1996] in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

G.E. Nordell's Arizona Travel & Business Links Pages

Sentinel Peak Brewing Company [est. 2014]   Sentinel Peak Brewing Company [est. 2014]
3-barrel nanobrewery at 4746 E. Grant Road {corner of Swan} in Tucson, Arizona; flagship brews include 1811 Desert Blonde, Icebreak IPA, Dewpoint Dunkel, and Salida del Sol Amber; seasonal & rotational brews include Heatwave Hefeweizen, Two Brothers Bretter Day, Solnitza Imperial Red, Doppler Porter, Summer Scorcher Citrus Ale, and Summer Shandy

Brewing Arizona book by Ed Sipos  "Brewing Arizona: A Century of Beer In The Grand Canyon State" [2013]
by Ed Sipos

Univ Arizona Press 10¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2013] for $35.90

British Columbia in Canada
G.E. Nordell's British Columbia, Canada Travel & Business Links
'Beer Me BC' based in British Columbia, Canada
Beer Me BC's list of breweries
Campaign for Real Ale - British Columbia Branch
Great Canadian Beer Festival [Sept 2014 = #12] in Victoria, British Columbia

Granville Island Brewing Company, 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada   The Granville Island Brewing Company [est. 1984, sold 2009]
began as a microbrewery on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada;
in 2009, it was bought by Creemore Springs, a subsidiary of Molson Coors.

brands/brews include Cypress Honey Lager, Brockton IPA, Island Lager,
Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, Lions Winter Ale, English Bay Pale Ale, Hey Day
Hefeweisen, Swing Span Amber Ale, and seasonal Ginja Ninja Ginger Beer

G.E. Nordell's California Travel & Business Links Pages
  G.E. Nordell's San Diego, California Travel & Business Links
Almanac Brewing Co. in San Jose, California
Anchor Brewing Company [est. 1896], 1705 Mariposa Street in San Francisco

bear-deer logo for Anderson Valley Brewing Company, 17700 Highway 253 in Boonville, California   
Anderson Valley Brewing Company [est. 1987]

Began in the basement of the Buckhorn saloon with a 10-barrel facility; built a 30-barrel facility in 1996; opened new brew-house with gleaming 100- and 85-barrel copper brew kettles from Germany in 2000. Owner Ken Allen retired in 2010, selling to industry veteran Trey White. Year-round brands/brews include Boont Amber Ale, Hop Ottin’ IPA, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Poleeko Pale Ale, Heelch o’ Hops Double IPA, Brother David’s Double Abbey Style Ale, Brother David’s Triple Abbey Style Ale, and El Steinber Dark Lager; seasonal offerings are Spring Hornin’ IPA, Summer Solstice Ale, Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale, and Winter Solstice Ale; also make 'Skunk Beer' for the annual California Western Railroad Beer Train.

Listed #5 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
G.E. Nordell's Colorado Travel & Business Links Pages
  G.E. Nordell's Denver, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
  G.E. Nordell's Colorado Springs, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
Colorado Travel Links / Beer Industry Section
Ed Sealover's Denver-based Beer Run Blog [est. 2006]
The Denver Beerathon [Sept 2013 = #1]
Great American Beer Festival [Oct 2013 = #32] in Denver, Colorado

Boulder Beer Company - Colorado's First Craft Brewery   Boulder Beer Company [est. 1979] in Boulder, Colorado
brands/brews include Buffalo Golden Ale, Dragonhösen Imperial Oktoberfest Lager, Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale, Hoopla Pale Ale, Killer Penguin Barleywine Ale, Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer (March/-April), Mojo IPA, Mojo Risin' Double IPA, Shake Chocolate Porter, Singletrack Rye Pale Ale, Sweaty Betty unfiltered Bavarian-style hefeweizen, Slope Style Winter IPA, and specialty products The Dude’s Bane Barrel-aged Barleywine Ale (sold at factory only) and FRYED Fresh-hopped Rye Ale, and the Brewers Dozen 12-pack with three bottles each of four different beers
Carver Brewing Co. [est. 1986] in Durango, Colorado   Carver Brewing Co. [est. 1986]
main location at 1022 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado has a patio; flagship brews include Lightner Creek Lager, Old Oak Amber Ale, Colorado Trail Nut Brown Ale, Jack Rabbit Pale Ale, and Raspberry Wheat Ale; also traditional lagers, Belgian-style ales, and over a dozen seasonals
Odell Brewing Company   
Odell Brewing Company [est. 1989] in Fort Collins, Colorado

tap room is open 11am to 6 or 7pm, with food trucks outside; offerings include 18 regular brews, several seasonal offerings, and 8-10 'pilot' beers available only at the tap room; brands/names include 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 90 Shilling Ale, 180 Shilling Ale, Cutthroat Porter, Easy Street Wheat, Fernet-Aged Porter, Foot Print Ale, Friek Fruit Ale, Gramps Oatmeal Stout, Isolation Winter Ale, Jaunt Grape Ale, Levity Amber Ale, Loose Leaf Ale, Odell IPA, Perle White IPA, Runoff Red IPA, St. Lupulin Pale Ale, Tree Shaker Peach IPA, Trellis Garden Ale, and Wolf Picker Pale Ale

Mountain Brew Guide to Colorado's Breweries book by Ed Sealover  
"Mountain Brew: A Guide To Colorado's Breweries" [2011]
by Ed Sealover

Kindle Edition from The History Press [3/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [7/2011] for $17.15
Beer Lover's Colorado book by Lee Williams  "Beer Lover's Colorado: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars" [2012]
by Lee Williams

Globe Pequot pb [12/2012] for $14.30

The State of Florida is the third largest beer market in the U.S.
G.E. Nordell's Florida Travel & Business Links Page
Beer Industry of Florida, Inc. [est. 1945] trade association based in Tallahassee, Florida

Florida Beer Company   Florida Beer Company [est. 1996] in Melbourne, Florida
& new (2014) facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida

brands include Indian River (Shoal Draft & Amberjack), Key West, Hurricane
Reef, Florida German Lager, Beachside (American Lager, Sun Light Ale
& coffee porter), Ybor Gold, and JJ Kelly's Hard Apple Cider

GOLD STAR: also famous for their creamy Crab Stew  Crystal Beer Parlor [est. 1933], 301 W. Jones Street (at Jefferson) in Savannah, Georgia
Atlanta Beer [] by Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle

G.E. Nordell's Idaho Travel & Business Links Page
set up for live comedy and live music, unclear if still in business (2014)  Crescent Brewery [reborn 2009], 1521 Front Street in Nampa, Idaho
8 year-round brews, 13 seasonal brews, also serve wine  Idaho Brewing Co. [est. 2009], 775 So. Capital Avenue in Idaho Falls, Idaho
7 year-round beers, 7 seasonal brews, plus ciders and gluten-free beers  MickDuff's Brewing Company & Beer Hall [est. 2006], 220 Cedar Street in Sandpoint, Idaho

Idaho Beer book by Steve Koonce  
"Idaho Beer: From Grain To Glass In The Gem State" [2014]
by Steven J. Koonce

The History Press pb [4/2014] for $15.59


Revolution Brewing Company [est. 2/2010] of Chicago, Illinois

produces Eugene Porter, which is named for labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926]

Chicago by the Pint by: Denese Neu

Listed #9 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
Millstream Brewing Co.


Hoosier Beer / Indiana Brewing History book by Bob Ostrander & Derrick Morris  "Hoosier Beer Tapping into Indiana Brewing History" [2011]
by Bob Ostrander & Derrick Morris

Kindle Edition from The History Press [4/2012] for $9.99
The History Press 8¾x6 pb [7/2011] for $17.15
The History Press pb [7/2011] out of print/used


Listed #7 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
Maine Brewers Guild [est. 1986; 45 members 2014] based in Portland, Maine
Maine Brewing Supply [], 542 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine
Mainely Kegs [], 542 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine
Mainiac Brewing & Supply [est. 2012], 325 Water Street in Downtown Gardiner, Maine

  Portland, Maine

Allagash Brewing Company
Atlantic Brewing Company
Baxter Brewing Company
Belfast Bay Brewing Company
Boothbay Craft Brewery
Gearys’ Brewing
Sebago Brewing Company
Beerfest [Oct 2014 = #19] at Acadia's Oktoberfest

Casco Bay Brewing Company is now a brand of Shipyard   
Casco Bay Brewing Company [est. 1994, sold 2008] of Maine

company is now a brand of Shipyard; brews include Brown Ale, Riptide Red Ale,
Summer Ale & Oktoberfest
Sea Dog Brewing Company [est. 1993] 3 locations in Maine   
Sea Dog Microbrewery & Restaurant [est. 1993; partner with Shipyard]
in Topsham, Bangor, and South Portland, Maine

brands/brews include Blueberry or Raspberry Wheat Ale, Owl's Head Light Ale,
and Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale
The Shipyard Brewing Company [started 1992, incorp. 1994], 86 Newbury Street in Portland, Maine   Shipyard Brewing Company [started 1992, incorp. 1994]   
Shipyard Brewing Company [est. 1994] in Portland, Maine

brands/brews include American Pale Ale, Applehead Wheat Ale, Black IPA, Blue Fin
Stout, Chamberlain Pale Ale, Fuggles Hop IPA, Melonhead Wheat Ale, Monkey Fist
IPA, Old Thumper Extra Special Ale & Double Old Thumper, Pumpkinhead Wheat Ale,
Smashed Blueberry Blend, Smashed Pumpkin Ale & Summer Ale
— plus Shipyard makes Capt’n Eli’s hand-crafted sodas

Maine Beer / Brewing in Vacationland book by Josh Christie  
"Maine Beer: Brewing In Vacationland" [2013]
by Josh Christie

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [5/2013] for $15.72

Manitoba in Canada
G.E. Nordell's Manitoba, Canada Travel & Business Links

Half Pints Brewing Company [incorp. 2006] independent craft brewery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



   Evolution Craft Brewing Company & Public House [est. 2007] in Salisbury, MD
Serving dinner 7 days, lunch Fri-Sun, brunch on Sunday; salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, fresh seafood, steaks; live entertainment every weekend • brands/brews include Mainline: Lot Nº 3 IPA, Exile Red Ale, Primal Pale Ale, Lucky 7 Porter, Lot Nº 6 Double IPA, Delmarva Pure Pils, Pine'hop'le IPA; Seasonal: Summer Session, Jacques Au Lantern, Secret Spot Alt Ale, Rise Up Stout, Sprung; Limited Releases: Wandering Monk Ale, Alpha Six Ale, Crystal Row Ale, Nouveau Rouge Sour Ale


Greenbush Brewing Co. in Michigan

   Atwater Brewery [est. 1997] in Detroit, Michigan
brands/brews include Dirty Blonde, Vanilla Java Porter, Detroit Pale Ale, Decadent Dark
Chocolate Ale, Purple Gang Pilsner, Voodoo Vator, Grand Circus IPA, D-light Kölsch-Style
Ale & Atwater Munich-style Helles Lager
   Bell's Beer [est. 1985] of Kalamazoo, Michigan
produces Debs' Red Ale, which is named for labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926]

Upper Hand Brewery division of Bell’s Brewery [est. 4/2013] in Escanaba, Michigan

Tri-City Brewing Company [est. 2007] in Bay City, Michigan

brands include Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout, Hell's Half Mile Munich-Style
Helles Lager, Torchon Belgian Style Pale Ale & Loons Summer Blonde Ale

Books & Brewskis monthly book club [est. 1/2014] at Traverse City [MI] District Library
The Filling Station Microbrewery [est. 2012], 642 Railroad Place (the old train station) in Traverse City, Michigan

Ann Arbor Beer [] by: David Bardallis

Michigan Beer Film 2013 docufilm  "Michigan Beer Film" [Rhino Media Nov 2013]
DVD available on official website for $16.00
directed by Kevin Romeo • not listed at IMDb • official movie site
watch official trailer [2:41] at Vimeo

Tin Whiskers Brewing Company [est. June 2014], 125 E. Ninth Street in St. Paul, Minnesota

Listed #1 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
G.E. Nordell's Montana Travel & Business Links Page

Listed #10 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
G.E. Nordell's Nebraska Travel & Business Links Page

New Hampshire
Listed #6 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
Oktoberfest celebration [2014 = #17] at the Attitash Mountain Resort

New Mexico
G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel & Business Links Pages
New Mexico Travel Links / Beer Industry Section
Brewers Guild of New Mexico [est. 2003]
Albuquerque [NM] Beer Week [April 2011]
Albuquerque [NM] Blues & Brews [April 2011]
Blazin' Brewfest [May 2014 = #2] in Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico Brew Fest & Music Showcase [Oct 2013 = #4] at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque

New Mexico Wine Enchanting History book by Donna Blake Birchell  
"New Mexico Wine: An Enchanting History" [2013]
by Donna Blake Birchell, Foreword by Gordon White

Kindle Edition from The History Press [3/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [3/2013] for $15.57
New Mexico Beer History book by Jon C. Stott  "New Mexico Beer: A History of Brewing In The Land
of Enchantment" [2014] by Jon C. Stott

The History Press 9x6 pb [4/2014] for $15.72

North Carolina

Asheville Beer [] by Anne Fitten Glenn
Charleston Beer by: Timmons Pettigrew;Photography by Chrys Rynearson
Charlotte Beer by: Daniel Anthony Hartis


Fifty West Brewing Company [est. 8/2012], 7668 Wooster Pike in Cincinnati, Ohio   
Fifty West Brewing Company [est. 8/2012] in Cincinnati, Ohio

brews include Coast to Coast IPA, Coffee Stout Please, Speed Bump
Kölsch-Style Ale, Paycheck's Porter, Punch You In The EyePA

Listed #3 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
G.E. Nordell's Oregon Travel & Business Links Pages
Oregon Brewers Guild [est. 1992] maintains the Oregon Craft Beer website

  Portland, Oregon

Ninkasi Brewing Co.   
Ninkasi Brewing Company [est. 2006] in Eugene, Oregon

brands/brews include Oatis Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatis (Oatmeal Stout
with Vanilla) & Believer Double Red Ale

Oregon Brew Tour book by Bob Ledford & Debra Ledford  "Oregon Brew Tour: Craft Beers, Microbrews, Nanobrews, Festivals & Homebrew Info" [2011]
by Bob & Debra Ledford

Ledford Publng 8½x5½ pb [6/2011] for $16.06
Portland Beer book by Pete Dunlop  "Portland Beer: Crafting The Road To Beervana" [2013]
by Pete Dunlop, Foreword by Angelo De Ieso

Kindle Edition from The History Press [9/2013] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [9/2013] for $15.82
Beer Lover's Oregon book by Logan Thompson  "Beer Lover's Oregon: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars" [2013]
by Logan Thompson

Globe Pequot 9¼x7½ pb [4/2013] for $14.90


Philadelphia Beer by: Rich A. Wagner

South Dakota
Listed #8 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
G.E. Nordell's Dakotas Travel & Business Links Page

G.E. Nordell's Texas Travel & Business Links Pages

Austin Beer by: BitchBeer.org
http://www.amazon.com/Beer-Lovers-Texas/dp/1493006541/ [DUE Jan 2015]
Houston Beer by: Ronnie Crocker

http://www.roostersbrewingco.com/ = ogden
http://www.roostersbrewingco.com/ = layton utah

Listed #2 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}
The Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Washington  State

  Seattle, Washington

Listed #4 on Top Ten States For Beer Lovers {Bankrate blog 9/2014}

A Spirited History of Milwaukee Brews & Booze by: Martin Hintz

G.E. Nordell's Wyoming Travel & Business Links Pages

Buffalo Bill Cody Beer [est. 2011] in Cody, Wyoming   
Buffalo Bill Cody Beer [est. 2011] in Cody, Wyoming

Yukon Territory [est. 1898] in Canada
G.E. Nordell's Yukon Territory, Canada Travel & Business Links

Yukon Brewing Company in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada   Yukon Brewing Company [1997] is a trademark owned by Chilkoot Brewing
Company, Ltd. in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.

brands/brews include Arctic Red Amber Ale, Crude Stout, Birch Beer, Peter Peter Pumpkin
Beer, Yukon Holiday Kölsch-Style Ale, The Angry Hessian, 39-1/2 Foot Pole, Fightin' Pike
Pilsner, Gluten-Reduced Yukon Gold, Chilkoot Lager, Midnight Sun Espresso Stout, Lead Dog
Ale, Double Trouble Imperial IPA — as well as whiskeys from the Yukon Spirits division.

Boston Beer: A History of Brewing in the Hub [] by Norman Miller
Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C. by Garrett Peck
New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing [] by Jeremy Labadie & Argyle Wolf-Knapp
Utica Beer: A History of Brewing in the Mohawk Valley [] by Daniel Shumway

http://www.amazon.com/Beer-Lovers-Midwest-Breweries-Brewpubs/dp/0762796774/ [DUE Dec 2014]

General  Reading  Material

Beer Lover's Guide to the USA book by Stan Hieronymus & Daria Labinsky  "The Beer Lover's Guide To The U.S.A.: Brewpubs, Taverns, and Good Beer Bars"
[2000] by Stan Hieronymus & Daria Labinsky, Foreword by Michael Jackson

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [5/2014] for $7.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8x4½ pb [3/2000] out of print/many used
Brewed in Canada book by Allen Winn Sneath  "Brewed In Canada: The Untold Story of Canada's 350-Year-Old Brewing Industry"
[2001] by Allen Winn Sneath

Kindle Edition from Dundurn [3/2012] for $9.59
Dundurn 9x6 pb [10/2001] out of print/used
Dundurn 9x6 hardcover [10/2001] for $29.65
Good Beer Guide West Coast USA book by Ben McFarland & Tom Sandham  "Good Beer Guide West Coast USA: Including Las Vegas, Alaska, and Hawaii"
[2008] by Ben McFarland & Tom Sandham

CAMRA Books 8¼x5½ pb [4/2008] for $25.16
Brew North / How Canadians Made Beer book by Ian Coutts  "Brew North: How Canadians Made Beer and Beer Made Canada" [2010]
by Ian Coutts

Greystone Books 10x8 pb [9/2010] for $17.95
Oxford Companion to Beer book edited by Garrett Oliver  "The Oxford Companion To Beer" [2011]
Edited by Garrett Oliver, Foreword by Tom Colicchio

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [9/00] for $0.00
Oxford Univ Press 10x7½ hardcover [10/2011] for $40.19
World Atlas of Beer book by Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont  "The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide To The Beers of The World" [2012]
by Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont

Sterling Epicure 11½x9¼ hardcover [10/2012] for $19.45
Mitchell Beazley 11¾x9¼ hardcover [8/2012] out of print/many used
Audacity of Hops / History of America's Craft Beer Revolution book by Tom Acitelli  "The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution" [2013]
by Tom Acitelli

Kindle Edition from Chicago Review Press [5/2013] for $9.99
Chicago Review Press 9x6 pb [5/2013] for $14.28
Chicago Review Press 9x6 pb [5/2013] out of print/used
Chicago Review Press 9x6 pb [5/2013] out of print/used
Drink More Whiskey! book by Daniel Yaffe & Mary Kate McDevitt  "Drink More Whiskey!: Everything You Need to Know About Your New Favorite Drink" [2013] by Daniel Yaffe, Illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt
Kindle Edition from Chronicle Books [10/2013] for $9.99
Chronicle Books 8x6¼ hardcover [10/2013] for $15.11
Vintage Beer Taster's Guide book by Patrick Dawson  "Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide To Brews That Improve Over Time" [2014]
by Patrick Dawson

Kindle Edition from Storey Publng [4/2014] for $9.99
Storey Publng 8x6 pb [3/2014] for $11.02
Beer Ultimate World Tour book by Bill Yenne  "Beer: The Ultimate World Tour" [2014]
by Bill Yenne

Kindle Edition from Race Point Publng [4/2014] for $14.99
Race Point Publng 10½x8½ hardcover [8/2014] for $19.20
Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers book by Sean Lewis  "We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers" [2014]
by Sean Lewis

Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [9/2014] for $10.67
St. Martin's Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2014] for $16.42
The Brewer's Tale / History of the World According to Beer book by William Bostwick  "The Brewer's Tale: A History of The World According To Beer" [2014]
by William Bostwick

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [10/2014] for $12.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 8¾x6 hardcover [10/2014] for $17.04
Complete Joy of Homebrewing book by Charlie Papazian  "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing: Fully Revised and Updated" [2014]
by Charlie Papazian

Kindle Edition from William Morrow/HarperCollins [4th edition 10/2014] for $10.99
William Morrow 4th edition 9x6 pb [9/2014] for $14.92

Homebrewing for Dummies




"Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America" [] by Victorino Matus
Lyons Press, $26.95 hardcover, 9780762786992

"Uncorking The Past: The Quest For Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages" [10/2009] by Patrick E. McGovern


All About Beer Magazine [est. 1979] subscription & website  
"All About Beer" Magazine [est. 1979]
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $19.95
magazine website
Beer Advocate Magazine [est. 1996] subscription & website  "Beer Advocate" Magazine [est. 1996] based in Boston, MA
U.S. subscription for $9.99/year via Paypal; international subscription
for $38.98/year; digital subscription for $9.99/year via Google Play

magazine website
Beer Connoisseur Magazine [] subscription & website  "The Beer Connoisseur" Magazine [] based in Atlanta, Georgia
subscribe at Amazon: 4 issues/year {auto-renewal} for $21.00
magazine website
Beer West Magazine [est. 2007] is defunct?  "Beer West" Magazine [est. 2007, renamed 2011, defunct 2013?]
quartlerly magazine; last issue showing on website is Summer 2013
magazine website
DRAFT Magazine [est. 9/2006] subscription & website  "DRAFT" Magazine [est. 9/2006]
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year {auto-renewal} for $19.96
Kindle Edition at Amazon: single issue? FREE at Amazon
magazine websiteentry at Wikipedia
Malt Advocate Magazine [est. 1991] website  "Malt Advocate" Magazine [est. 1991]
appears to have been absorbed/morphed into
Whisky Advocate Magazine, circa 2011

magazine website
Taps: Canada's Beer Magazine [est. 2002?] subscription & website  "Taps: Canada's Beer Magazine"
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $34.44
magazine website
Whisky Magazine [] subscription & website  "Whisky" Magazine is based in Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.
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Whisky Advocate Magazine [] subscription & website  "Whisky Advocate" Magazine
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Whisky Advocate Magazine's 'Whisky 101' info pages

Wine Enthusiast Magazine [est. 1988] subscription & website  "Wine Enthusiast Magazine: The World In Your Glass" [est. 1988]
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Movies & Television,  Stageplays,  Other Media


"Beer Nutz" podcast? [2006-?] /tt0892901/

"Beer: An Insider's Guide" podcast? []

"Beer Traveler" beer blog [est. 4/2010]

"The Roaming Pint" travel & beer blog

"The Full Pint" beer news & reviews blog [est. 7/2007] based in Southern California

"The Beer Buddha™ " blog

Josh Christie's "Brews & Books" blog based in Maine

"What! No Beer?" feature comedy [Feb 1933] /tt0024762/ starring Buster Keaton & Jimmy Durante

"The Fatal Glass of Beer" short [1933] /tt0022883/ starring W.C. Fields

"Three Little Beers" comedy short [Nov 1935] /tt0027097/ starring 'The Three Stooges'

"Beer Barrel Polecats" comedy short [1946] /tt0038344/ starring 'The Three Stooges'

"Beer" feature film [Aug 1985] /tt0088781/

"American Beer" road trip documentary [April 2004] /tt0372140/

"Beer: The Movie" comedy video [May 2006] /tt0810769/

"Beer League" feature film [Sept 2006] /tt0453453/

"Beer Wars" documentary feature [April 2009] /tt1326194/

"How Beer Saved The World" documentary [Discovery Channel Jan 2011] /tt1832368/

"The Love of Beer" documentary [2011] /tt2040553/

"A Beer Tale" feature film [2012] /tt1510988/

'Brew Masters' TV mini-series  "Brew Masters" TV mini-series [Discovery Channel Nov-Dec 2010]
Sam Calagione and the crew at his Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware were filmed researching and making obscure beers; the first five episodes were about: a Miles Davis tribute beer; ingigenous corn Chicha from Peru; cedar-flavored beer; New Zealand tamarillo-flavored beer; and ancient-recipe Egyptian beer; the sixth 'lost' episode (about Italian craft beers) was broadcast in June 2012; this DVD supposedly contains all six shows (but run time does not match); all six can be streamed at Netflix; Amazon Instant Video has only the five shows.
Zero Point Zero Prodns color DVD [6/2012] for $10.24
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Beer Hunter: The Movie" documentary [March 2013] /tt3158992/ is about beer expert Michael Jackson

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L i n k s
Fuegón Red-Licorice Liqueur based in Denver, Colorado

Wine  and  Spirits  Events
Whisky Live tasting & sampling shows in 19 countries
World Whiskies Awards [March 2014 = #8] are sponsored by Whisky Magazine, U.K.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition [March 2014 = #14]
San Francisco International Wine Competition [June 2014 = #34]

Wine  Links

Distilled  Spirits
Whisky Advocate Magazine's 'Whisky 101' info pages
Cotton & Reed rum distillery tasting room [est. 2014], next to Union Market in Washington, DC

spirits giant Diageo bought actor George Clooney's Casamigos luxury tequila brand [est. 2013] in June 2017 for a possible $1 billion sale price.

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