Red, White, and Brew pursues the roots of brewers that brought their craft with them from their homeland and investigates the way these old-world traditions carry on today. From fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first-wave micro-breweries, this book is a travelogue, guide, and a genealogical study of beer families and homebrewers from coast to coast. It is filled with eclectic characters and shrewd businesspeople who populate an industry as old as the New World, and who produce liquid philanthropy, one keg at a time.
Yaeger starts at D.G. Yuengling & Sons in Pennsylvania, America's oldest brewery, and drinks and talks his way through Michigan (Bell Brewing, Kalamazoo), Kansas (Free State Brewing, Lawrence), Colorado (New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins), and Louisiana (Dixie Brewing, New Orleans), and nine other states to give an in-depth assessment of the state of beer brewing from a cultural, personal, and business point of view.