Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne Fitten Glenn (Xpress Brews News writer) will be released in the fall of 2012.
From the release:
Asheville has grown from a town with a taste for mountain moonshine to an international destination for beer lovers, renowned as Beer City, USA, in less than 20 years. Eleven established breweries operate within the city limits and another five call WNC home. At least six more are in the planning stages, including one from beer giant Sierra Nevada Brewing, which recently chose the area as a locale for its new East Coast brewery.
The history of ales and lagers in Asheville starts with a murderous downtown rampage by a drunken desperado at the turn of the 20th century and runs through the region’s explosion into a beer-centric mecca, running the gamut from sophisticated gastropubs to grungy warehouse breweries.
It includes the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald writing at the Grove Park Inn while downing up to 30 beers a day. It includes one brewery pouring thousands of gallons of “not right” beer into the city’s sewers, a burgeoning brewery on the wrong side of the tracks (literally), one that fought a small town’s laws to open, and more.
Asheville Beer will be published by The History Press in the Fall of 2012. Contact Katie Parry at 843-577-5971, ext 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.