Upper Hudson Valley Beer

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The Upper Hudson Valley has a long and full-bodied brewing tradition. Arriving in the 1600s, the Dutch established the area as a brewing center, a trend that continued well into the eighteenth century despite two devastating wars. The Erie Canal helped develop Albany into a beer capital of North America--"Albany Ale" was exported across America and around the world. Upper Hudson Valley breweries continued to thrive until Prohibition, and some, like Beverwyck and Stanton, survived the dark years to revive the area's brewing tradition. Since the 1980s, there has been a renaissance in Upper Hudson Valley craft brewing, including Newman's, C.H. Evans, Shmaltz and Chatham Brewing. Beer scholars Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod explore the sudsy story of Upper Hudson Valley beer.
ISBN: 9781626195127
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Palate
Images: 92
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Craig Gravina is a world-class beer drinker, so infatuated with the sudsy stuff he took to writing a blog about it. He stumbled across the brewing history of his hometown Albany, New York, and the long-lost story of Albany Ale. This discovery resulted in the Albany Ale Project. Along with history he also writes about beer culture, the state of brewing and beer making in the United Statesand around the globe. Alan McLeod has been writing about beer for over a decade. He lives in Kingston, Ontario, with his family, where he practices law. Through his work he has explored the heritage and history of his corner of Ontario. Alan is one of the founders of the Albany Ale Project, a collaboration which explores the roots of Ontario's New York Loyalist traditions through the lens of a beer glass.
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