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Episode 1

The History of Craft Beer in the USA

Welcome to the debut episode of The Beer History Podcast! We're kicking off season one with "The History of Craft Beer in the USA", the home of the modern craft beer movement. America is home to more craft breweries than any other country on the planet, but how did we get to this point? Find out in this month's episode! Host


David Tartaro along with his sidekick/producer Dennis Abdelhamid are committed to bringing nothing but the facts pertaining to the long colorful history of the world's most popular alcoholic beverage, dispelling any misinformation along the way. Episodes will be released once a month, so be sure to subscribe so you never miss a show!

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  1. The Audacity of Hops – Tom Acitelli:

  2. Brewers Association:

  3. The “New” Definition of Craft Beer:

  4. A Concise History of America’s Brewing Industry – Martin H. Stack:

  5. An Illustrated History of Craft Beer in America – Aaron Goldfarb: ; Mar 6 2017, Feb 27 2020 

  6. Small Midwest Breweries Are Fighting for Survival – Paul Delaney, The New York Times, Oct 9, 1976:

  7. Homebrewing Officially Legal in All 50 States – Brewers Association, Jun 26 2013 , Accessed 2/27/2020

  8. “Historical U.S. Brewery Count” Brewer’s Association, Accessed 2/27/2020

  9. “The 2010s in Review: A Wild Decade” by Jeff Alworth, Dec 29 2019, Accessed 2/27/2020

  10. “A High-Tech Beer from Silicon Valley” by ???, The New York Times Nov 15 1983:

  11. “IPA Through the Ages”, Joshua M. Bernstein, PUNCH, Nov 8 2016:

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