Brewing Battles is the comprehensive story of American beer and the American brewing industry, from its colonial beginnings to the present.
Although today’s beer companies have their roots in pre-Prohibition business, historical developments since Repeal have affected the industry over all, from individual brewers like Anheuser-Busch to the micro-brewers, and have influenced the tastes and habits of beer-drinking consumers as well.
This book explains beer as a business and as a pleasure in America.
About the Author
Amy Mittelman holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, with a special focus on the politics of alcohol production, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of “Who Will Pay the Tax” and “A Conflict of Interest” as well as many reference articles. Amy has taught history at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hampshire College and Mount Holyoke. She has taught nursing at Holyoke Community College, and she worked as a nurse for four years in a methadone clinic.
About the Book
From local and collegial to consolidated and competitive, the brewing industry followed a pattern that illustrates many of the changes that have taken place in the American business and cultural landscape over the past 100+ years.
Listen to Amy's interview on KSKQ 89.5 FM in Ashland, Oregon
, with Ginger Johnson on Women Enjoying Beer.
In between some good fun beer-drinking tunes, she quickly outlines the experience of American beer brewers in relation to shifts in government policy, Prohibition and Repeal, and changes in the business environment including corporate consolidations...
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LC Classification: TP573.U6M58
Dewey code: 641.2'309—dc22
Price: USD 22.95
Price: USD 34.95
Price: USD 22.95