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Travels With Barley by Ken Wells
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Interesting mix of beer novice and beer geekdom. The author starts off as a Bud-drinking everyday kinda beer drinker, but they in his quest to find the ultimate beer joint, discovers the craft brewing industry and becomes a "Hophead" (like myself). This results in a book that is a little schizophrenic - it can be a bit basic for beer geeks like myself that have already taken a dozen tours of breweries and know about microbrews and beer festivals, but probably gets a little too wonkish about beer as it starts to focus more on microbrews. I think my favorite parts of the book were the side trips - reading about yeast smugglers and Dogfish Head brewery, etc.
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January 10, 2009 – Shelved
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February 24, 2009 – Finished Reading

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