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Minnesota's Best Breweries and Brewpubs: Searching for the Perfect Pint

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and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;This information-packed guidebook introduces you to more than sixty breweries and brewpubsand#8212;from the Shipwrecked Brew Pub in Egg Harbor, to smaller craft breweries like Capital Brewery west of Madison, to the world-famous Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee. Robin Shepard includes descriptions and his personal ratings of some 600 local beers, plus a tasterand#8217;s chart you can use to record your own preferences.

For each brewpub and brewery site youand#8217;ll find:

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; a description and brief history, plus any "Donand#8217;t miss" features

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; names, comments, and ratings for all their specialty beers

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; notes on the pub food, with recommendations

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; suggestions of other sites to see and activities in the local area

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; information about bottling and distribution

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; availability of tours, tastings, gift shops, mug clubs, and "growlers"

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#8226;and#160; address and contact data, including Web sites and GPS coordinates!

Shepard also introduces novices to the brewing process and a wide variety of beer styles. And, youand#8217;ll find a list of helpful books and Web sites, as well as information on Wisconsin beer tastings and festivals. As we say in Wisconsin, "So, have a couple a two, three beers, hey?"

Synopsis:

Beer aficionados can rejoice as Robin Shepard once again shares the results of his continued search for the perfect pint of beer, this time in Minnesota.

Synopsis:

Robin Shepard, author of the award-winning book Wisconsin’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs, now showcases The Best Breweries and Brewpubs of Illinois. This guidebook introduces some three dozen breweries and brewpubs in Illinois and sixteen within half an hour’s drive across the state line in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin. From the small microbrewery Two Brothers in Warrenville and big brewpubs like Goose Island in Chicago to the world-famous brewing giant Anheuser-Busch across the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Shepard provides descriptions and his personal ratings of more than four hundred beers. Plus, there is a taster’s chart you can use to record your own preferences.

Shepard also introduces novices to the brewing process and a wide variety of beer styles. And in this information packed guidebook, you’ll find a list of helpful books and Web sites, as well as where to find Illinois beer-tastings and festivals.

Synopsis:

Based on four years of travel and research, Minnesota’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs is a welcome addition to Robin Shepard’s series of guides to the best of the Midwest’s beer industries. From large-scale breweries such as Cold Spring, to chains like Granite City, to individual brewpubs like Fitger’s Brewhouse, Shepard provides commentary for more than thirty beer makers and three-hundred Minnesota beers. Accessible enough for people at all stages in their journeys to discover great-tasting beer, the information-packed guidebook also features a list of helpful books and websites, as well as information on Minnesota’s beer tastings and festivals.

    For each brewery and brewpub site you’ll find:

    • a description and brief history, plus many “don’t miss” features

    • a description of beers on tap and a list of seasonal and specialty beers

    • a space for the brewmaster’s autograph

    • notes on the pub food, with recommendations

    • suggestions of nearby sights and activities

    • general directions to the location

    • Shepard’s personal ratings of the experience, plus room to add your own.

About the Author

Robin Shepard is author of Wisconsin’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs, which was awarded the Quill and Tankard Writing Award of the North American Guild of Beer Writers, and Best Breweries and Brewpubs of Illinois.

Table of Contents

About This Book        

Introduction        

Taster Chart        

Beer and Food        

The Brewing Process        

Making the Journey Perfect      

The Brewing Business        

Breweries and Brewpubs Map        

Minnesota Breweries and Brewpubs

    Central        

    Metro-East Central and Twin Cities        

    Northeast        

    Northwest        

    Southern        

Minnesota's Contract Breweries    

Traveling by Air: Minneapolis Saint Paul Airport Brews        

Beer Tastings and Festivals        

Books about Beer, Breweries, and Brewpubs        

Web Sites about Beer, Breweries, and Brewpubs        

Directory of Minnesota Breweries and Brewpubs        

Minnesota's Brewing Past        

Breweries We Have Known and Loved        

Beer Styles        

Terms You Hear on Brewery Tours (Glossary)        

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299282448
Author:
Shepard, Robin
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
United States / Midwest / East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines and Beer
Subject:
Beer
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
66 illus., 1 map
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Beer aficionados can rejoice as Robin Shepard once again shares the results of his continued search for the perfect pint of beer, this time in Minnesota.

"Synopsis" by ,

Robin Shepard, author of the award-winning book Wisconsin’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs, now showcases The Best Breweries and Brewpubs of Illinois. This guidebook introduces some three dozen breweries and brewpubs in Illinois and sixteen within half an hour’s drive across the state line in Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin. From the small microbrewery Two Brothers in Warrenville and big brewpubs like Goose Island in Chicago to the world-famous brewing giant Anheuser-Busch across the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Shepard provides descriptions and his personal ratings of more than four hundred beers. Plus, there is a taster’s chart you can use to record your own preferences.

Shepard also introduces novices to the brewing process and a wide variety of beer styles. And in this information packed guidebook, you’ll find a list of helpful books and Web sites, as well as where to find Illinois beer-tastings and festivals.

"Synopsis" by ,

Based on four years of travel and research, Minnesota’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs is a welcome addition to Robin Shepard’s series of guides to the best of the Midwest’s beer industries. From large-scale breweries such as Cold Spring, to chains like Granite City, to individual brewpubs like Fitger’s Brewhouse, Shepard provides commentary for more than thirty beer makers and three-hundred Minnesota beers. Accessible enough for people at all stages in their journeys to discover great-tasting beer, the information-packed guidebook also features a list of helpful books and websites, as well as information on Minnesota’s beer tastings and festivals.

    For each brewery and brewpub site you’ll find:

    • a description and brief history, plus many “don’t miss” features

    • a description of beers on tap and a list of seasonal and specialty beers

    • a space for the brewmaster’s autograph

    • notes on the pub food, with recommendations

    • suggestions of nearby sights and activities

    • general directions to the location

    • Shepard’s personal ratings of the experience, plus room to add your own.

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