Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing

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When Great Britain levied heavy taxes against the colonies, the Eastern Shore's first beer geek, John Beale Bordley, swore off English ales and set his substantial estate to perfecting his own home brews. It took another two centuries and a revolution of a different kind to bring brewing back to the Maryland shore. In 1989, Wild Goose bore the gospel of drinking local to Cambridge before falling victim to the first craft beer bubble. The next wave of high-gravity harbingers like Eastern Shore Brewing, Burley Oak and Evolution Craft Brewing fought to change collective palates and legislation allowing them to serve up their frosty pints. Beer bard and blogger Tony Russo taps into this full-bodied history while introducing the region's bold new batch of brewers.
ISBN: 9781626197411
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Series: American Palate
Images: 65
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tony Russo has worked as a journalist since 2004, writing and editing for the Metropolitan Magazine, Star Democrat, Bayside Gazette and Laurel Star. Tony has written about beer almost since the start of the craft beer revolution in the region. He co-hosts a popular, weekly podcast "Beer with Strangers" and runs the blog "State of the Beer." He lives in Delmar, Maryland, with his wife and four daughters. Doug Griffith has been in the homebrewing business for more than twenty years as the owner of the famed Xtreme Brewing, formerly Delmarva Brewing Craft. In addition to having worked on some of the earliest iterations of the Dogfish Head brewhouse, he has trained hundreds of people to brew beer and wine and to appreciate the process. He lives in Millsboro, Delaware, with his wife Patti. Kelly Russo is a photographer based on the Eastern Shore. While portrait work is her first love, she enjoys capturing life's moments as they happen. Her work can be found at www.KellyRussoPhotography.com.
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