Tapping the West

Scott Messenger

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Publisher: Touchwood Editions
ISBN: 9781771513203
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 5/5/2020

"When Alberta eliminated its laws around mandatory minimum brewing capacity in 2013, the industry suddenly opened to the possibility of small-batch craft breweries. From roughly a dozen in operation before deregulation, there are now more than a hundred today.

Messenger takes readers on the road with him to investigate artifacts left behind by Alberta brewers dating to the late-1800s, to farms responsible for the provinces unrivalled malt, and into the brewhouses and backstories of some of Canadas best new beer makers. It is an insiders look at history in the making."--

Scott Messenger's blog One Year of Alberta Beer was featured on CBC radio, and led to a deeper examination of the steadily booming craft beer industry in Alberta.

His writing on a variety of subjects has appeared in the Guardian, Eighteen Bridges, Canadian Geographic, Avenue and more. He lives in Edmonton with his wife and two daughters.

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