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Thursday, March 1, 2007
Five Urban Legends of American Beer History
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"Brewing trade organizations of the Repeal-era 'enhanced' beer's history to stimulate its sales," says beer historian.

March 2, 2007 -- Bob Skilnik, author of the recently-released Beer & Food: An American History (ISBN 0977808610, Jefferson Press, Hardcover, $24.95), argues that industry embellishments and poor research have distorted much of the history of U.S. beer. While his latest work traces the centuries-long courtship and ultimate marriage of beer and food in American kitchens, it also details popular misconceptions about beer that linger on.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

November 9, 2006 -- Ben Franklin's adage that "beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," has never been truer. The last 20 years has seen a renaissance of artisan brewing in the United States that not only has matched European legacy styles in quality but gone beyond them in sheer creativity.

Unfortunately, many Americans still don't realize just how good beer can be. Those who've heard are faced with far too many choices from upwards of 1,400 domestic breweries, not to mention quality imports, a chore made all the more difficult by the millions spent on advertising by the country's large industrial producers.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

'The Drink Beer, Get Thin Diet,' Just in Time for New Year's Resolutions

CHICAGO, IL - January 12, 2004 -- 1st Books announces The Drink Beer, Get Thin Diet: A Low Carbohydrate Approach by Bob Skilnik (ISBN: 1410733858). This guide to low carbohydrate living is unique in its observance of a weight reduction program that includes the moderate consumption of both light and regular brewed beers. The book features more than 350 beers and their carbohydrate counts from over 50 worldwide breweries, making this book a sound guide for both social drinkers and bar regulars to refer to when indecision hits in the liquor aisle.