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Thu August 29, 2013
A new book examines Montana's craft beer revolution
Beer lovers have no shortage of choice in Montana.
Whether you're in the mood for a rich, malty Dopplebock, a super-hoppy IPA or a cold, crisp Pilsner, there may just be a local brewer ready to satisfy your cravings.
Some 40 craft breweries dot Montana's landscape and Missoula-area writer Ryan Newhouse has a new book telling their stories.
It's called "Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country".
Newhouse is a freelancer who enjoys writing about many different subjects. He says writers should concentrate on topics they feel passionate about. Good beer is certainly a passion of his. He writes for several beer blogs and is a co-founder of Missoula Craft Beer Week.
In tonight's feature interview with Edward O'Brien, he explains Montana's brewing history harkens back over 150 years to the state's days as a territory.