The Craft Beer Country Series

From the shores of Southern California to the ports of New England and everywhere in between, Kirk brings together exceptional craft beers and stories from the unique characters who make them. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a pint, and relax: you’re in Craft Beer Country.

Craft Beer Country

Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Craft Breweries in North America


ISBN: 978-1-64307-167-1

For the first leg of this four-region trek, Kirk travels from sunny Maui to chilly Juneau in search of palate-pleasing ales and lagers and camaraderie with some of the best minds in craft brewing. His first journey covers noteworthy breweries in beer meccas like Portland, Seattle, and San Diego, and off-the-beaten-path places like Boonville and Baker City. Whether you just love a good pint from time to time or you are a bona fide beer connoisseur, Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast is your travel, tasting tour, and bottle shop buyer’s guide to the region.

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What People Are Saying

Craft Beer Country captures the passion and journey behind the individuals that have propelled the craft beer movement to unprecedented heights. The stories of creativity, sacrifice, perseverance, and success will keep you intrigued throughout the whole book. If you’re a craft beer lover, home brewer, or aspiring to open a brewery, this is a must read book. Pint after pint, Kirk Richardson paints the perfect picture of Craft Beer Country — Steven M. Miranda

After reading Craft Beer Country, I realized that there are many audiences for this book. It is not just for the craft beer fan – this book is for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, the stories behind some of the biggest successes in and the stories still be written about up-and-comers in the craft beer industry. This book is about so much more than just beer and breweries. It is about people and how they turn their dreams into reality. It is about how creativity and experimentation result in myriad versions of what is grouped under the banner “Beer”. It is not a book of facts; it is a book of stories. Kirk Richardson reports on his mission to find the best breweries in voice that lets the reader sit next to him and share the laughs, failures, triumphs and vision of the brewers and brewery owners he meets. You can almost smell the hops at every turn — Ken Goldwasser

Grab a copy of Kirk’s book to read about his personal experiences involved in visiting craft breweries and sampling exceptional beers from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast. Kirk’s book includes delightful quotes and stories from some of craft brewing’s most interesting personalities in the western USA, and his tasting notes and beer reviews will surely make your mouth water. This is a people-focused beer book written from the heart — Owen Ogletree