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Beerology by Mirella Amato

Beerology by Mirella Amato – Book Review

Featured Contributor: Andrew Newton @DrinkMeLocal Widgets I first met Mirella while judging the Atlantic Canada Beer Awards last fall. At the end of the evening I had the opportunity to speak with her about her career and the Cicerone program. She was very approachable and happy to answer questions she’s probably been asked a hundred times over. It wasn’t until later that I understood what a Master Cicerone was, that she is Canada’s only one, and one of only seven in the world. I was intrigued…

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(Beer) Book Review: Maureen Ogle’s “Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer”

Featured Contributor Matt  @SportsNCraftBeer In Ambitious Brew, Maureen Ogle explores the history of brewing in America from the middle of the nineteenth century through 2005. Ogle demonstrates that brewing beer demanded both an extensive knowledge of brewing and deft business sense, noting that names such as Busch and Pabst rose to prominence congruently with names like Rockefeller and Ford. Additionally, she examines the brewing process and beer culture within the context of broader historical themes, such as immigration, the Great Depression, Prohibition, wars, and mass-consumerism.…

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