Are you looking for a great Christmas gift? Look no further than North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating Historyby Sarah Bélanger Demaneuf and Kamara Bowling Davis. While women will enjoy it, this is the perfect gift for those hard to buy for men on your list.
North Alabama Beer blends history of hops with the history of North Alabama. For example did you know that North Alabama built its first commercial brewery in Huntsville in 1819, just three months before the state joined the Union? Or that locals still found ways to get their drink on during Prohibition using Tennessee River steamboats and secret tunnels for smuggling?
If you thought beer began to flourish in North Alabama after Alabama Free the Hops took on the state's harsh beer laws, then you are missing much of the history of beer in this area. Enlightening and entertaining North Alabama Beer will be a hit with the history buffs and the beer drinkers on your gift list.