Alaska's fermented legacy retains the fiercely independent spirit that propelled the state's beer drinkers through the gold rush and sustained them through Prohibition. Today, craft brewers produce outstanding suds in some of the harshest and most remote locations on the planet. And while the beer scene in Alaska has roots that trace back to days when spirits had to have "medicinal, mechanical, and scientific purposes," the contemporary crop of breweries can thank industry pioneers like the Alaskan Brewing Company for staying on the cutting edge of beer-making technology. Join beer columnist and historian Bill Howell on an exploration through this hop-filled history of the Last Frontier.
The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles
Author: Dave Carpenter
Publisher: Voyageur Press
"The world of lagers contains many of the world’s most delicious and beguiling beers. Dave Carpenter dives into this world with gusto, verve, and precision." —Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster, The Brooklyn Brewery, Editor-in-Chief, The Oxford Companion to Beer Lagers are being reinvented in the United States and abroad as intrepid breweries are rediscovering the joys of colder fermentation and pushing lagers well beyond the realm of pilsner. Lager offers a complete tasting guide to the full spectrum of lager styles, from Munich Helles and Festbier to California Common and Baltic Porter. Taste along and find your new favorite lager! This book also answers such historical and contextual questions as: Why does lager, not ale, dominate world beer production, despite its comparative difficulty to produce? Why are certain European styles like Vienna lager more associated with brewing in Mexico than on the Continent? What does St. Louis have to do with Ã„Å’eské BudÃ„â€ºjovice? What role does lager play in today's expanding craft beer landscape? For homebrewers, Lager includes key brewing considerations as well as a selection of lager recipes.
Throughout Alaska, an abundant variety of delicious and nutritious natural foods are enjoyed. For many years the Indians, Eskimos, and early settlers have eaten well. Through their influence, there is a simplicity in food preparation that influences all of Alaska's cuisine. The authors have provided readers with a cookbook that will touch every season in Alaska and introduce them to the flavor of Alaska through its geography, history, and native culture. This definitive cookbook of Alaskan foods has over 400 recipes that are beautifully offered along with native folklore, photography, and exquisite illustrations of the Alaskan people and their land.