Ambitious Brew

The Story of American Beer
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Author(s): Maureen Ogle
Original Publish Date: Oct 08, 2007
Product Number: EB00031100
Released: Oct 08, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547536910
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Description

A "fascinating and well-documented social history" of American beer, from the immigrants who invented it to the upstart microbrewers who revived it (Chicago Tribune). Grab a pint and settle in with AmbitiousBrew, the fascinating, first-ever history of American beer. Included here are the stories of ingenious German immigrant entrepreneurs like Frederick Pabst and Adolphus Busch, titans of nineteenth-century industrial brewing who introduced the pleasures of beer gardens to a nation that mostly drank rum and whiskey; the temperance movement (one activist declared that "the worst of all our German enemies are Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, and Miller"); Prohibition; and the twentieth-century passion for microbrews. Historian Maureen Ogle tells a wonderful tale of the American dream-and the great American brew. "As much a painstakingly researched microcosm of American entrepreneurialism as it is a love letter to the country's favorite buzz-producing beverage . . . 'Ambitious Brew' goes down as brisk and refreshingly as, well, you know." -New York Post

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