Anna H. Blessing
Chicago author Anna Blessing’s Locally Brewed features 20 craft brewers from the Midwest. She focuses on the people more than the beer but she tells the story of the people well and the story of the people behind the beer and their struggles and triumphs helps understand the beer helps understand the beer. Blessing suggests some places where you can buy the beer from each brewery she covers and also includes a list of songs that the brewers like to play while brewing. She does not necessarily cover the best breweries of the Midwest, although they are all good ones. The book is attractively illustrated, easy to read and entertaining. If you want detailed beer reviews of the best beer in the Midwest, look elsewhere. If you want an entertaining afternoon read to enjoy with a beer, buy this book.