Okay, now you’re thirsty. And you’re up for something different, so you’ll want to make a list of tour information and beers you’d like to try while you’re reading “Locally Brewed” and looking at its abundance of photographs. Author Anna Blessing makes that easy, since she offers brief (but fact-filled) chapters on twenty breweries and a small list of pubs that feature their beers - which I thought was a nice, tempting tease for beer-drinking readers. I loved seeing label and poster artwork here, and I also got a kick out of the “playlist” because, after all, what’s beer without tunes and friends?
Even if you don’t live in the above states, beer distribution is often wide and besides, says Blessing, maybe a “pilgrimage is in order.” If that sounds like fun, grab a designated driver, a copy of “Locally Brewed,” and hit the road.