Craft Beer & Breweries
Going beyond a local guidebook, "North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries" profiles 45 brewpubs and breweries statewide, providing location and contact information, tour times and hours of operation, and the breweries' regular lineups of beers and seasonal releases. Author and brewer Erik Lars Myers of Durham also relates each brewery's story, showing the vision of its founders and how it offers something different or unique. The book contains a glossary of beer-related terms, a beer-styles reference guide, and an introduction to craft beer and how it is made. It also includes a history and timeline of beer and brewing in North Carolina from colonial days (when beer was not widely made, due to the warm climate) through Prohibition to the present. Sidebars about festivals, bottle shops and other beer-related features — like hop farms, cideries and meaderies — show how craft beer is a growing and thriving industry in North Carolina. Softcover, 285 pages, $16.95; or e-book, $7.99.