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Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota

Whaddya’ know… a package from University of Minnesota Press arrived at my house today. I almost ordered a copy myself, but figured I’d hold off.


I  have some reading to do tonight! I should stop typing now, but I feel it’s my duty to tease you and let you know that I’ve got a six-question interview with Doug that’s all but ready to post. I just have to make it pretty.


I need to go read now. This book is huge and most likely amazing!


  1. David Berg says:

    I paged through it today at work–very nice! The only bad part was seeing how many breweries I’ve closed in the past 11 years!

    Seriously though, Doug did a fantastic job. Every beer lover in Minnesota should pick up a copy.

  2. ryan says:

    Lots of cool stuff in the book… from history to recent history… i.e. I didn’t realize that BOTH Hoops brothers had worked at Fitger’s Brewhouse. Interesting.

  3. andy says:

    It’s an awesome book all right. I was expecting your usual small-press work but I was really surprised. It was cool flipping to the back and seeing all the old breweries. If anything it sure does show that somebody with some skills can make a living brewing beer just about anyplace in the state.

    Since, obviously, it’s been done before.

    I’d like to see this done with every state of the Union- that would be cool!

  4. I’m reading “Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota” right now and I am enjoying it! It is a well-written, superbly-crafted book.

  5. Ben says:

    You guys gonna be going to the book signing?

  6. Cal says:

    It’s not only a very well written and organized book, but Doug is a true historian, placing beer and Minnesota in it’s proper context of the entire U.S. and world events. And, it’s not just a litany of facts and information, but a synthesis of mammoth amounts of information that I would never read myself but appreciate Doug’s work to bring it to light.

    If you haven’t gotten it, do it–you’ll be buying it someday as a “must have” in a beer library.

  7. Casey says:

    Sounds excellent, is it available at most local book stores?

  8. Ben says:

    Anyone goto the book release and signing at Summit on Thursday?

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