Brewing Local

 

The brewing arts are also a way to evoke and honor the character of a place. By creating fermented beverages from local ingredients we can express and celebrate an intimate connection with the nature of our home.

Since American brewing culture was born by successive waves of immigrants bringing their global brewing techniques and recipes to far-flung parts of the American continent, one might say that the character of American beer is as much defined by its singular immigration policy as by its diverse local character.

In Brewing Local, Stan Hieronymus examines the changing nature of American beer culture, craft-brews, and site-specific beers while providing useful lists of regional botanicals and brewing ingredients for budding homebrewers.