The second book was Vermont Beer by Ken Staudter and Adam Krakowski. This is a history of craft brewing in the Green Mountain State for more than twenty years. Early Vermont brewers, though, faced many obstacles in bringing their beer to the thirsty masses, including a state-imposed prohibition beginning in 1852. Conditions remained unfavorable until Greg Noonan championed brewing legislation that opened the door for breweries and brewpubs in the 1980s. About the same time, beloved Catamount also began brewing, and Vermont's craft beer scene exploded. Years ahead of the rest of the country, local favorites like Hill Farmstead, Long Trail and Rock Art Brewing have provided world-class beers to grateful patrons. From small upstarts to well-recognized national brands like Magic Hat and Harpoon, Vermont boasts more breweries per capita than any other state in the country. Includes brewer interviews and historic recipes.
I found this highly informative and very enjoyable reading. A great book.
Both these books are the ultimate gifts for Vermont beer lovers.
Lots more to report, but a fun adventure!!!!