Washington Beer: A Heady History of Evergreen State Brewing By Michael F. Rizzo Book Release
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.
Published by The History Press who also published Jon Abernathy’s Bend Beer: A History of Brewing In Central Oregon and Pete Dunlop’s Portland Beer: Crafting A Road To Beervana, Washington Beer: A Heady History of Evergreen State Brewing recounts the history of Washington brewing in 208 pages. On Sunday, August 14, Loowit Brewing and Vintage Books will host author Michael F. Rizzo at the brewery from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
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
I need to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for promoting.