Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty

Rich Wagner (Author) Lew Bryson (Foreword by)

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$33.99  $31.27
History Press Library Editions
Publish Date
April 25, 2012
6.0 X 0.44 X 9.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Author Rich Wagner has developed tours of breweries past and present for Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and south-central Pennsylvania. His interest in breweriana led to taking a very early retirement from his teaching career in order to participate in the emerging craft brewing industry. He attended the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he received a diploma in brewing technology and spent seven years working in Philadelphia's craft breweries. He has spent a decade as an officer of District Philadelphia, Master Brewers Association of the Americas, most of that time as secretary and membership chair. He currently spends his time researching and writing about Pennsylvania breweries and brewing techniques of antiquity. He is a public speaker and demonstrates colonial brewing.

Lew Bryson, the author of Tasting Whiskey, is the managing editor, features writer, and columnist for Whisky Advocate magazine. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.


...Every neighborhood had its own brewery, and every corner had a saloon ...The city's population was barely half of today's, and yet it had 12 times the number of breweries we boast of in 2012. --Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell Philadelphia Daily News 05-24-12

... The History Press should be commended for hiring Rich Wagner to produce the first modern history of Philadelphia brewing. -- Martin Morse Wooster Mid-Atlantic Brewing News June/July 2012

...Pennsylvania beer historian Rich Wagner chronicles it all, with gorgeous historic prints that bring Philly's great beer heritage alive, culminating in its current renaissance.
-- Craig LaBan Philadelphia Inquirerer 05-31-12