After a year-long labor of love, Mary and I are excited to announce the forthcoming release of our book. Atlanta Beer follows the journey of beer and brewing from colonial Georgia through present-day Atlanta with a historical perspective that is different from other writings to date. The American Civil War threatened Atlanta’s existence and Prohibition threatened access to alcoholic beverages. The ability of the city’s residents and breweries to adapt to these challenges is a crucial component in the city’s evolution. We hope that the stories told from our compilation of research and interviews are of interest to breweriana collectors and history buffs, aside from the obvious appeal to beer geeks.
Not all of the information gathered from those involved in the local beer scene was able to be incorporated in the book, scheduled for release September 2013. We plan to share additional stories, interviews and photographs in this blog.
To keep up with the latest on Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South, please visit AtlantaBeerBook.com.