Authors to discuss North Carolina craft beer and breweries guide book

by YES! Weekly staff

Erik Lars Myers and Sarah H. Ficke will be talking about their second edition of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro on June 29 at 7:00 p.m. They will sign books after the talk and Scuppernong will have Gibb’s Mother Earth, Duck Rabbit, Blowing Rock, and Unknown Brewing beers available to drink while you wait.

The expanded and updated second edition of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries is the most complete guide to the North Carolina craft beer scene. At the heart of the book are short profiles of 136 North Carolina breweries stretching from the mountains to the coast. From small nanobreweries to regional players, quirky brewpubs to polished production facilities, these authors provide the most comprehensive picture to date of North Carolina’s quickly evolving craft beer scene. The book contains each brewery’s story, told by the brewers themselves, as well as its history and the vision of its founders. Going beyond the usual regional guidebook, the second edition also serves as an introduction for newcomers to the craft beer movement with a glossary of beer-related terms, a beer-styles reference section, and an introduction to craft beer and how it is made. Locals and tourists alike can use the brewery profiles to find locations, contact information, hours of operation, and tour times.North Carolina breweries have won more medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival than any other southern state. These breweries are leading the craft beer movement in the South and distributing their popular brews to other states. North Carolina now has roughly 10,000 jobs related to craft beer and the industry brings in an estimated $1.2 billion a year. Now joined by his wife and fellow beer enthusiast, Sarah H. Ficke, Erik has taken on the challenge to expand North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries to cover the current market and legacy that North Carolina is creating. With more than triple the brewery profiles, the second edition seeks to encourage beer tourism throughout North Carolina.

Source – John F. Blair