Published earlier this spring, Washington Beer: A Heady History of Evergreen State Brewing from author Michael F. Rizzo is a book that examines the rich brewing history from the Evergreen State. Written by Seattle author Michael F. Rizzo, he and his wife Michelle host Northwest Brew Talk, a weekly podcast that discusses Washington beer.
Here is a description of the book provided by The History Press.
Brewing history touches every corner of Washington. When it was a territory, homesteader operations like Colville Brewery helped establish towns. In 1865, Joseph Meeker planted the state’s first hops in Steilacoom. Within a few years, that modest crop became a five-hundred-acre empire, and Washington led the nation in hops production by the turn of the century. Enterprising pioneers like Emil Sick and City Brewery’s Catherine Stahl galvanized early Pacific Northwest brewing. In 1982, Bert Grant’s Yakima Brewing and Malting Company opened the first brewpub in the country since Prohibition. Soon, Seattle’s Independent Ale Brewing Company led a statewide craft tap takeover, and today, nearly three hundred breweries and brewpubs call the Evergreen State home. Author Michael F. Rizzo unveils the epic story of brewing in Washington.
Washington Beer: A Heady History of Evergreen State Brewing will be available for purchase during the event on Sunday, as will the award winning beers fro Loowit Brewing.
Loowit Brewing Company 507 Columbia Street Vancouver, WA 98660
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.