Fermenting Revolution delivers an empowering message about how individuals can change the world through the simple act of having a beer. It is also the first book to view all of the important trends in human history as fundamentally revolving around beer.
Globalization pitches the corporate worldview that is essentially selfish, rewarding the few while demeaning the many and devastating nature, against the sustainability movement that calls for cooperation, the protection and celebration of nature and the nurturing of equitable communities. Beer exemplifies the struggle. This book:
The return to beer as a way of life is communal, convivial, democratic, healthful, and natural. The American beer renaissance champions ecologically sustainable production, and is helping to create thriving community places. After reading Fermenting Revolution, mere beer drinkers will become "beer activists," ready to fight corporate-rule by simply meeting their neighbors for a pint at the local brewpub—saving the world one beer at a time.(2006-04-18)
Someone else said that if we each keep our little corner of interest clean, soon the whole earth will be clean.
Read it and you'll learn about the story of beer from pre-history, to the beginning of agriculture, to its early influence on religion.
The author briefly and superficially covers the history of beer, but his factual basis for this history is questionable.
Probably the most superficial, poorly reasoned, and baselessly opinionated book on this fascinating subject. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Bednarz
Chris O’Brien is the Director of Sustainability for the American University, the former Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network, was the head brewer at South Africa’s... Read morePublished 5 months ago by P. Mulloy
I appreciate the ideas about environmental protection, fair-trade polices and similar large issues. I loved the passion which is so clearly on display. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by G. Keener
You published a book and appeared in a documentary...those people that gave you a 1 or 2 star rating...well they are just ...people with opinions.... Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by April
I received this as a gift and was excited to read it, but very disappointed in it. I kept thinking it would get better, but it never really did. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by just a guy from WI
I've been homebrewing beer for about three years now, and purchased this book with the hope of learning more about the history of the craft and the gradual evolution of brewing... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Something's Brewing