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The United States of Beer

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the author of Bourbon, "the definitive history" (Sacramento Bee), comes the rollicking and revealing story of beer in America, in the spirit of Salt or Cod.

In The United States of Beer, Dane Huckelbridge, the author of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit - a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance best seller - charts the surprisingly fascinating history of Americans' relationship with their most popular alcoholic beverage. Huckelbridge shows how beer has evolved along with the country - from a local and regional product (once upon a time, every American city had its own brewery and iconic beer brand) to the rise of global megabrands, like Budweiser and Miller, that are synonymous with US capitalism.

We learn of George Washington's failed attempt to brew beer at Mount Vernon with molasses instead of barley; of the 19th-century "beer barons", like Captain Frederick Pabst, Adolphus Busch, and Joseph Schlitz, who revolutionized commercial brewing and built lucrative empires - and the American immigrant experience; and of the advances in brewing and bottling technology that allowed beer to flow in the saloons of the Wild West. Throughout, Huckelbridge draws connections between seemingly remote fragments of the American past and shares his reports from the frontline of today's craft-brewing revolution.



Used availability for Dane Huckelbridge's The United States of Beer

Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
ISBN: 0-06-238975-0 / 978-0-06-238975-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The United States of Beer: The True Tale of How Beer Conquered America, From B.C. to Budweiser and Beyond
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
ISBN: 0-06-238977-7 / 978-0-06-238977-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
ISBN: 1-5047-3619-2 / 978-1-5047-3619-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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June 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Regional History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
ISBN: 1-5047-3618-4 / 978-1-5047-3618-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
ISBN: 1-5047-3620-6 / 978-1-5047-3620-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2016 : Australia Audio edition

Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Author(s): Dane Huckelbridge
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA