Tapping the West – Scott Messenger
Perfect gift for the beer lover in your life or to add to your own beer book collection. Take a journey through the history of beer in Alberta. Scott Messenger interviewed our own Gerad Coles, discussing Prairie Dog’s experimental use of Aritinga Hops extract for better brew efficiencies. Nice little shout out to us in the book.
Messenger winds up his narrative with a good, old-fashioned pub crawl, a fitting finale for the story of an industry that is, at its heart, about having fun with friends. Bringing together social history, politics, and science, Tapping the West is engaging and balanced—not unlike the perfect you-know-what.
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Tapping the West - How Alberta’s Craft Beer Industry Bubbled Out of an Economy Gone Flat
The story behind Alberta’s craft beer boom. An insider’s look that brings together tasting notes, social history, politics, and science.
When Alberta eliminated its laws around mandatory minimum brewing capacity in 2013, the industry suddenly opened to the possibility of small-batch craft breweries. From roughly a dozen in operation before deregulation, there are now more than a hundred today, with new ones bubbling up each month. It’s an inspiring story, one that writer Scott Messenger tells in impressive scope.
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