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Where are they now?

Microbrews: A Ten Year Retrospective looks to be an interesting project.

The premise:

The whole premise of this blog is to see how many of the 200+ microbrews and brews featured in MICROBREWS: A GUIDE TO AMERICA’S BEST NEW BEERS AND BREWERIES have survived the craft brew infatuation of the last 20 years or so. I’m using this book because it is ten years old and is the only book I have of its sort.

My choice likely would have been to start with Steve Johnson’s “ON TAP: Guide to North American Brewpubs” because Steve chronicled the comings and goings of breweries with the zeal of a librarian (perhaps because he is a librarian), but it would appear this book is alphabetical and that lends itself well to this undertaking.

Today’s post features the brewery formerly known as Adler Brau and now called Stone Cellar Brewpub. Adler Brau made some excellent German inspired beers – in fact winning four medals at the 1991 Great American Beer Festival.

What we really liked was the cellar pub, which included what we refer to as a “Wisconsin bar.” These exist elsewhere, but we always associate them with Wisconsin. Basically the area behind the bar is recessed and the bartender is pretty much face-to-face with seated customers. Very friendly.

3 Responses to Where are they now?

  1. Wortwurst October 31, 2006 at 7:05 pm #

    Yes, it is alphabetical by beer name. So 303 beers or about a year’s worth of entries. Then I can do the other book!

    I like the cross-post idea with further ruminations on your part. I’ll gladly write a blurb saying as much and direct others this way in return.

  2. Stan Hieronymus October 31, 2006 at 7:13 pm #

    We might have to figure this out as we go.

    There are times when it might be most appropriate just to leave a comment at your site. And times when it is best to be silent (although that goes against my nature).

    I think this book – naming a beer and the alphabetical part – probably suits you well. The first two entries in Steve’s book aret from Alabama. Birmingham Brewing And Port City Brewery. I don’t think either are around – although another brewpub operates where Port City once was.

  3. Wörtwurst November 2, 2006 at 1:48 pm #

    As you wish.

    The main reason I thought this would be a good idea is because the book is basically everything you’ve seen so far, just pictures with a caption, sans the writer’s four paragraph introduction to the book. Scanning whole chapters of text seems excessive, probably wouldn’t please the authors and most likely would bore people to death. Pictures please and short blurbs keep the reader’s attention. Plus there are some great labels coming up. I’m trying not to peek ahead.

    Sorry about not commenting sooner. I just saw your response this morning. The blogging comment system is flawed. There needs to be an e-mail notifcation to be able to keep up with all the blogs and comments left.

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