Ambitious Brew: The Story Of American Beer

I started this one on the train ride back from Peoria and finally got through it thanks to a rough school and work schedule. I’m trying to set aside some time to do non-school reading at night to get my brain shut down so hopefully this is the start of a trend. The book was really interesting, following the history of beer brewing in America, starting with the German immigrants in the 1800s on through prohibition, and on to the modern rebirth of micro- and craft brewing. She did a great job of bringing the history to life in an entertaining manner. I learned a lot and have some more reading to do thanks to extensive footnotes. If you’re at all interested in the history of brewing in America you could do a lot worse than reading this book.