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Italy: Beer Country The Story of Italian Craft Beer

Bryan Jansing & Paul Vismara

Pages: 188
ISBN: 978-145752-655-8
List Price: 19.99
Category: Nonfiction
Available: March 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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1996, a handful of men inspired a crusade—the Italian craft beer movement. Italy: Beer Country presents the movement’s humble roots and the passionate brewers whose persistent, dogged determination allowed them to overcome cultural bias, low expectations, and Italy’s infuriating taxes, to forge what has become Europe’s most vibrant beer scene. From less than 20 microbreweries in 2001, the movement has grown to nearly 600 in 2014. Italy: Beer Country is the first written history of this evolving, creative craft beer scene.

awing on more than twenty years of experience working at the world-renowned Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Colorado, Paul Vismara and Bryan Jansing present a fascinating look at the most interesting beer country in the world—one that combines the traditional beer cultures of Europe with the unique Italian touch. Bryan Jansing is an international, award-winning author. Some of his works include, “Like Clumps of Dried Dirt,” “Bridge Party,” and “A Number on Reality,” in Fast Forward Vol. 3, The Mix Tape (2010), which was the finalist for the Colorado Book Awards. He has also written for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Paul Vismara is an award-winning illustrator. Over the course of his twenty-five-year professional career, his work has been seen in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, La Republica, Newsweek, and Forbes magazine.