This week, my column over at RateBeer.com is devoted to a review of Andy Crouch’s new beer book Great American Craft Beer. Not only is it an excellent book, but it’s a wonderful love letter to the craft brewers of America.
On the first page of his new beer guide Great American Craft Beer, Andy Crouch writes “with the bounty of amazing beers available in every corner of America, never before has there been a better time or place to be a beer drinker.” Thus begins one of the best cases for American exceptionalism that I’ve read in years – not in the traditional political or social sense, but in the realm of brewing and beer. Great American Craft Beer isn’t just a new book to add to the increasingly crowded family of “beer guides.” The compendium is a love letter to craft beer in the US of A, and that there’s enough to fill a 300+ page book is a testament to a brewing movement that’s barely thirty years old.
Check out the full review over on RateBeer.com’s Hop Press.