The West Coast of the US is filled with an amazing array of breweries, but it can be confusing to know where to start and where to stop in-between. Luckily there’s a guide to help you on your journey. Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast has all you need to find your way.
Exploring Craft Beer Country
Beer travels are awesome but with the insane growth that craft breweries have experienced, it can be hard to know where to visit. Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast gives you insight into planning your stops.
The author explores explores 70 breweries along the Pacific Coast, plus with one in Hawaii, one in British Columbia, and one in Alaska. Most of the breweries visited are in California, Oregon, and Washington, but there are also two stops in Nevada, and two in Idaho.
At each stop along the way, an easy-flowing narrative makes you feel like you’re there, experiencing the brewery. Interviews with the people that founded and help run these breweries give the inside-scoop of how they got started, what they’re all about, and their unique offering.
Though all the breweries covered are listed at the beginning of the book, the index includes much more cryptic chapter names. To find a specific brewery, you’ll have to thumb through the book chapter-by-chapter, unless you can decode the brewery from chapter name, like “Nerding Out On Craft Beer In P-Town” (Breakside Brewery) or “Racing Through Beer In Wine Country” (Bear Republic Brewing). It’d be nice to have a reference to finding breweries by name.
Despite the lack of easy index, Craft Beer Country is a wonderful guide inside well and lesser-known breweries along the Pacific Coast.
Brewery exploration is how many craft beer fans enjoy spending their time. For those looking to head west, Craft Beer Country is filled with insight and inspiration. You’ll find all kinds of interesting stories and certainly a few new stops.