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"'Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City' takes us on a surprising journey that begins at a time when you were more likely to find a saloon than a church spire. Indeed, this city with deep-rooted connections to space exploration and the oil and gas industry finds beer to be an integral part of daily life as far back as the mid-1800s....Thankfully, for Houstonians and fans of brewing history everywhere, Houston Beer proves Crocker was more than up to the challenge." --Examiner.com
Ronnie Crocker is an editor and writer for the Houston Chronicle, where he launched the Beer, TX blog in March 2009. He was born in Galveston, grew up in the Houston area and worked as a journalist at the Bryan-College Station Eagle in Texas and the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, before returning home to join the Chronicle in 1994. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master's of business administration from the College of William and Mary. Follow his beer writing at blog.chron.com/beertx, twitter.com/rcrocker and facebook.com/rcrocker.beertx.