Local blogger’s book on Asheville beer coming soon


The top Asheville beer writer announced in March that she was writing the book, entitled “Asheville Beer: An intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing.” Glenn even scored a foreward by Zane Lamprey, host of HDNet’s “Drinking Made Easy” and an ardent supporter of Asheville as a beer destination.

According to her Facebook post today, looks like the book will be available by October 1.

Here’s the announcement from Glenn’s publisher:

The History Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming title:

 Asheville Beer

An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing

Anne Fitten Glenn

Asheville has grown from a town with a taste for mountain moonshine to an international destination for beer lovers, renowned as Beer City, USA, in fewer than twenty years. Eleven established breweries operate within the city limits and another five call Western North Carolina home. At least six more are in the planning stages, including beer giant Sierra Nevada Brewing, which recently chose the area as a locale for their new East Coast brewery.

The history of ales and lagers in Asheville starts with a murderous downtown rampage by a drunken desperado at the turn of the 20th century and runs through the region’s explosion into a beery Mecca offering the gamut from sophisticated gastro-brewpubs to grungy warehouse breweries. It includes the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald writing at The Grove Park Inn while downing up to 30 beers a day. It includes one brewery pouring thousands of gallons of “not right” beer into the city’s sewers, a burgeoning brewery on the wrong side of the tracks (literally), one that fought a small town’s laws to open, and more.

Foreword by Zane Lamprey, host of Drinking Made Easy.

 Asheville Beer will be published by The History Press in the Fall of 2012.

Media review copies, high-resolution photographs and interviews available upon request.

 Contact Katie Parry at 843.577.5971, ext 113 or katie.parry@historypress.net.

Amazon.com pre-order link

Congratulations to Anne Fitten.


Brewgasm August 24, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Jennifer. Email me a good address, and I’ll put you on the press kit/review copy list! Cheers!

Jennifer Saylor August 24, 2012 - 9:03 pm

Why thank you, AFM!

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