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Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing by Tony Russo

Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing

Written By: Tony Russo

Publication Date: November 11, 2014

ISBN: 9781626197411

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When Great Britain levied heavy taxes against the colonies, the Eastern Shore’s first beer geek, John Beale Bordley, swore off English ales and set his substantial estate to perfecting his own home brews. It took another two centuries and a revolution of a different kind to bring brewing back to the Maryland shore. In 1989, Wild Goose bore the gospel of drinking local to Cambridge before falling victim to the first craft beer bubble. The next wave of high-gravity harbingers like Eastern Shore Brewing, Burley Oak and Evolution Craft Brewing fought to change collective palates and legislation allowing them to serve up their frosty pints. Beer bard and blogger Tony Russo taps into this full-bodied history while introducing the region’s bold new batch of brewers.

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