San Francisco Beer: A History of Brewing by the Bay

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The story of beer in San Francisco is as old as the city itself. San Francisco had its first commercial brewery by 1847, two years before the gold rush, and went on to reign as the major brewing center in the American West through the nineteenth century. From the 1930s to the early 1950s, iconic San Francisco–based breweries Lucky and Acme owned the statewide California market. In the 1960s, Fritz Maytag transformed San Francisco's tiny and primitive Anchor Brewing into America's first craft brewery. Now, well into its fourth generation of craft breweries, San Francisco has seen more new breweries open in the second decade of the twenty-first century than were opened in the entire previous century, proving that tech is not San Francisco's only booming industry. Join local author and beer enthusiast Bill Yenne as he explores San Francisco's rich tapestry of beers and breweries that have made it a brewing capital in the West.
ISBN: 9781626199521
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 97
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books and ten novels. His works on international beer and brewing history span three decades. His Beer: The Ultimate World Tour was named by Gothic Epicures as the Drink Book of the Month. His Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint was listed among top business books of the year by Condé Nast. He has lived in San Francisco and watched the craft brewing revolution develop there from when it started.
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