With all the talk about recently released beer books your are forgiven when you forget there are even newer beer books out there. I ordered my copy of ATJ's new book CAMRA's Great British Pubs from Amazon.co.uk the other day. I see that there is a new book on Burton upon Trent by Protz, too. But for me, the big news is a little book I had not heard about before today, Ohio Breweries.
Why? Well, the book is by my calculation the fifth in an incredibly slowly released series in which Lew Bryson has written three books - with the one on Pennsylvania hitting its fourth edition. I reviewed their sibling, Michigan Breweries, back in 2007. I love how these books mix travel information with beer nerd data. When I first started exploring nearby northern New York, it was Lew's book that alerted me to local delicacies like white hots, salt potatoes, frozen custard and garbage plates. The Michigan guide was on the dashboard when I made my first Mid-west beer run two years ago. Published by Stackpole Books, with any luck my level of knowledge about good Ohio brew as well as Buckeye roadside snack shacks will go from not that much to plenty.