As the place where American microbrewing was born, the West Coast has become the epicenter of a brewing revolution. America is now home to more beer styles than anywhere else in the world and ourflourishing brewing industry has a growing reputation for quality and innovation. This authoritative and entertaining guide to the breweries, brewpubs, and bars ofthe West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii, is written by two experienced British beer writers who have spent considerable time traveling inthe U.S.and developing an infectious enthusiasm for ourexciting beers and brewing scene. Also included are sections on West Coast history, American brewing, and the story of the brewpub."
Ben McFarland is atravel anddrinkjournalist for "Beers of the World," "Celebrator," the "Guardian," the"Independent on Sunday," "Loaded," "Theme," "Wine & Spirit," and others. He was twicenamed the Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers. Tom Sandham is adrink journalist and has contributed to "Class" and "The Publican.""