‘The Audacity of Hops’: The Craft Beer Revolution One Sip At A Time
on 30/04/13 at 1:16 pmBeer, Shop
Bottoms up, craft beer lovers! A new book by beer enthusiast and journalist Tom Acitelli is getting us nice and thirsty for tall glass of something heavy on the hops. “The Audacity of Hops” explores the craft beer revolution as people put down the cans and pick up home-bottled or specialty brews instead. Bring your appetite, too — Acitelli says a big part the craft beer revolution is accompanying your brew of choice with something delicious to snack on.
Metro: You’re no stranger to writing about beer. What attracts you to the topic, other than the obvious perk of sampling the goods?
Acitelli: I actually approached it as a journalist telling a business story. I wanted to have an opportunity to tell a business story and this, at its heart, is that. As I started researching, I found the craft beer business intersects with a lot of culinary trends. Another tangent is the role that craft breweries physically played in different cities. Anchor Brewery in San Francisco is that city’s biggest manufacturing company. Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg had a lot to do with the gentrification in Brooklyn.