This Wall Street Journal review of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution dropped over the weekend, and it gets what a great deal of the book is about:
Like others of the post-Panisse generation, I take it on faith that we were, once upon a time, stuck in a dark and tasteless age, but I was some years shy of legal drinking age when I pulled an Anchor Steam out of a cooler at a garden party. The revolution had long since begun, and the decades since have seen an incredible proliferation of excellent foodstuffs: our cheese, our ham, our coffee—it’s really time to drop the act. The story of America’s beer, lovingly told here, is the story of the maturation and increased sophistication of the American palate.
Read the whole thing here:
· Make It Brew [WSJ]