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With thousands of breweries creating a bewildering array of beers each year, learning from the experts is practically a necessity for the modern beer lover. Luckily, Joshua M. Bernstein is here to tap their wisdom for you. Drink Better Beer features the must-know insights of more than 100 professionals, including competition judges, beer consultants, and master brewers.
Joshua M. Bernstein is a Brooklyn-based beer, spirits, food and travel journalist, as well as an occasional tour guide, event producer and industry consultant. Over the last several decades, he’s written for scores of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including The New York Times, Bon Appétit, New York, Saveur, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, and Imbibe, where he is a contributing editor in charge of beer coverage. Additionally, he is a contributing editor for SevenFifty Daily and a contributing writer to Men’s Journal.
Boulder county’s brewing heritage is brimming with stories of how a band of ragtag ruffians helped launch a nationwide revolution. Packed with firsthand accounts from adventurous brewers, Michael J. Casey recounts the tale of those who turned Boulder County into ground zero for craft beer in the Centennial State.
Since 2016, Michael J. Casey has covered beer and brewing for Boulder Weekly, the city’s last independently owned print newspaper. He also writes about movies and lives in Lakewood with his wife, Lindsay; cat, Vivian; and several philodendrons. Boulder County Beer is his first book.
Beer Lover’s Colorado is a guidebook to the best beer in Colorado, introducing you to the brewers and beers that define the state. It covers the entire beer experience for the local enthusiast and traveling visitor alike, including beer picks, top beer bars and festivals, as well as pub crawl itineraries with maps.
John Frank is an award-winning beer writer at Axios Denver, who previously wrote for The Colorado Sun and The Denver Post. He started writing about beer a decade ago at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s traveled to most of the best beer cities and is a homebrewer.
A 2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Finalist. Beer has reclaimed its place at the dinner table. Yet unlike wine, there just aren’t many in-depth resources to guide both beginners and beer geeks in pairing beer with food. Julia Herz and Gwen Conley are here to change that.
Julia Herz (pronounced “hers”) is Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and a seasoned homebrewer with two decades of experience in the beer biz. She is a cause marketer, a BJCP certified beer judge, an Advanced Cicerone®, a beer educator, co-author of Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros and CraftBeer.com’s Beer & Food Course. Today you can purchase either of these books and also taste Herz’s Cherry Chicka Stout homebrew recipe, brewed with Marni Wahlquist of Odell Sloan Lake, when you visit the Great American Beer Festival/AHA booth.
“Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops” is a 30-day guide to traveling throughout the Centennial State, stopping each day at one historic site, one natural site and one drinking site. It also is an attempt to capture the qualities of what makes Colorado so unique. Traversing from a former internment camp in southeastern Colorado to a hidden waterfall enclave in the San Luis Valley to a block in Palisade that was the state’s first to house a winery, brewery and distillery, the book is an educational road trip for lifelong Coloradans and visitors alike.
Ed Sealover has been a reporter at the Denver Business Journal since March 2009. his career, he’s received 138 awards from national organizations and from press associations for beat reporting, political reporting, public service and investigative reporting. He was named the 2020 Colorado Journalist of the Year by the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his coverage of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on business.
When not covering government, Sealover lives in Wheat Ridge with his wife, Denise, and their children, Lincoln and Jane. He also has written two books: “Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado Breweries” and “Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops.”
Brewed in 1859 near what is now the heart of downtown, Denver’s first beer quenched the thirst of fortune hunters following the gold rush. It lubricated the city’s transformation from Wild West town to the Queen City of the Plains until Prohibition brought a sudden end to the brewing culture. By 1979, only the famed Coors brewery remained. But then something frothy happened. Brian Dunn, John Hickenlooper and many others began satiating locals with liquid gold. The craft beer movement blossomed. Now well over seventy breweries strong, it is filled with the same pioneering spirit and irrepressible optimism that the miners embodied. Journalist and author Jonathan Shikes captures the Mile High City’s sudsy stories from then until now.
Jonathan Shikes is a Northwestern University–trained journalist with twenty-five years of experience as a writer, editor, and manager at daily and weekly newspapers and websites. He has covered the craft beer industry in Colorado for more than a decade and is the author of “Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing.”