Beer (& More) In Food

Beer: The Condiment With An Attitude!

William Dowd; Book Review: A tasty brew of history

Posted by Bob Skilnik on June 23, 2007

beerandfoodfrontcoverwebforum.jpgBeer & Food: An American History. By Bob Skilnik. Jefferson Press. 246 pp. $24.95 U.S., $28.95 Canada.

When the history of American whiskey is written, again, George Washington will have to play a more important role than ever. The recent opening of his Mount Vernon, VA, distillery that was rebuilt 200 years after fire destroyed the original brought back to public awareness what a major distiller he was in the new United States.

However, the history of American beer — and its relationship to food as well as to society — has been written, by beer writer and historian Bob Skilnik. And in this arena, Washington also plays a major role.

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