Richmond based beer writer Lee Graves says that the days of choosing between a handful of imports and a convenience store six-pack are long gone. In his new book, Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age, Graves surveys the changing beer landscape in America as the nation experiences an explosion in craft beer brewing and consumption. Nowhere is this truer than in Virginia, argues Grave in his new book that points to more than two hundred independent breweries create beers of an unprecedented variety.
“Virginia’s history is vast and varied, as is her dynamic craft beer story,” writes Bill Butcher, founder of Port City Brewing Company. “From colonial times to today’s exploding beer scene, Lee captures the essence of the Commonwealth’s unique beer heritage and place in the modern craft movement, as well as the state’s rise to a national destination for craft beer lovers.”
Published by The University of Virginia Press, Virginia Beer offers an invaluable survey of key breweries throughout the region, profiling the people and the businesses that have made the state a rising star in the industry. The book is extensively illustrated and suggests numerous brewery tours that point readers in the right direction for a statewide beer crawl.
For more details on Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age, visit: https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5068