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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Cameron + Company (April 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937359166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937359164
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ken Weaver is a beer writer, fiction writer, and technical editor based in Northern California. Previously, he has worked as a particle physicist, a renewable energy consultant, and a creative writing professor in a remote Miskito village in Nicaragua. He believes beer people are good people, and he's happy to be among them. Ken received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. in physics from Cornell. He's a Certified BJCP beer judge and a frequent contributor to All About Beer.

Anneliese Schmidt (Ali) was born and raised in Marin County, California. She has an M.S. in physics from Cornell University and by day works as a renewable energy consultant with Antares Group Inc. Ali is also a freelance photographer and is currently a student at the New York Institute of Photography. Her beer-centric photographs have most recently been featured in All About Beer magazine.

Ken Grossman is the founder and owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, California. Grossman is also the author of the upcoming book Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Wiley 2012)

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Ken Weaver is a professional beer writer based in Sonoma County, California. His first book, The Northern California Craft Beer Guide, was named a finalist for an NCIBA Book of the Year Award in 2013. RateBeer Weekly, his digital newsletter with internationally influential RateBeer.com, reaches over 80,000 active subscribers twice a week (in over 160 countries). His work can be found in places like All About Beer, DRAFT, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Saveur. Ken received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland--College Park and (even if he's since forgotten most of it...) his M.S. in particle physics from Cornell.

He is currently at work on his first novel, part of a series. Not surprisingly, it involves beer.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By V. JAMISON-Vasquez on July 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
Ken Weaver may become to the Northern California Craft Beer Scene what Tim Zagat started out to be to the New York restaurant industry. Although there isn't a rating system yet (there never may be), Northern California Craft Beer Guide is hands down the best resource in print for the consumer who is looking for a great place to get a great beer.
The book's interest is elevated by the loads of attractive photos taken by Anneliese Schmidt. Her photographs tell a story that make this book colorful and appealing. Ken Weaver's descriptors for beer and attention to style are spot on.
Ken not only includes breweries in the Craft Beer Guide but other venues as well. Local bottle shops and liquor stores are catering to the aficionado by carrying quality and variety of beers. Restaurants that are in tune with the quality of beer in California and offer these spectacular beers to enjoy are also listed. Hopefully we will see more in the way of a beer list with the marketing of beers towards the restaurant industry. Markets and homebrew shops are also included in the contribution of places to purchase or brew your own. After all, if you pay attention to some of the profiles of the brewers many got their start as home brewers. Including oh yea, Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
The Guide breaks the Northern California area into regions and puts each region on a very easy to view map. Breweries are listed and numbered for easy reference. Great for pub crawl organizing or just your weekend Iron Liver Tour.
Weaver recommends five to try and includes under "uncharted territory" breweries that were not open at the time of printing. This may be a good opportunity to check it out and give your feedback.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Method on August 30, 2012
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Northern California Craft Beer Guide lets you know where to go for great (the best) beer. Thanks Ken and Alli!
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As someone who recently relocated to the Bay Area from North Carolina, I would be lost without this helpful guide. It's useful, insightful, and just plain beautiful. If you love craft beer and you're either moving to Northern California or visiting for a few days, don't hesitate. Just buy it.
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By philip ferdinand on December 17, 2012
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This is a very well written guide, very informative.
I can't wait to use it during an up coming trip.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Parker on January 9, 2013
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Very useful guide and one of a kind. I know of no other publication devoted to helping craft brew lovers find their next pub. Fortunately, I live in the coverage area of N Calif, so I can take advantage of it. I recommend it to visitors who either just want a credible source for pub grub or are serious hopheads looking for special IPAs.
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