Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Just Released Ann Arbor Beer Hoppy History of Tree Town Brewing by David Bardallis

Written by  Paul Starr
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 Ann Arbor Beer Hoppy History of Tree Town Brewing by David Bardallis

Ann Arbor has always been a beer-loving town. From the establishment of the first commercial brewery in 1838 through a century of German immigration down to today’s local craft brew boom, the amber liquid looms large in Tree Town’s quirky past and present. Find out how beer helped a former University of Michigan professor win a Nobel Prize. Discover the Ann Arbor doctor whose nationally bestselling home remedy book featured ale recipes. Learn which Michigan football legend pounded brewskis as part of his training regimen. Covering the exploits of famous poets, performers and prohibitionists, local author David Bardallis pops the cap off the big beer history of this little college town and leads readers to “the best beer you can drink” in Ann Arbor today.
  • August 30, Wolverine State Brewing Co. 6-9 pm
  • September 11th, Nicola's Books at Morgan & York
  • September 28, Arbor Brewing Co. 6-8 pm (with a release of a special beer based on a 19th century Ann Arbor doctor's recipe)
  • October 11th, Whole Foods from 5-7 pm

David Bardallis writes regular beer columns for and Great Lakes Brewing News and is a frequent contributor to Michigan Beer Guide. A lifelong Michigander, longtime craft beer drinker and occasional homebrewer, he lives in Ann Arbor, where he works as a freelance writer and editor when not visiting the local bars and breweries. More of his beer writing can be found at his blog,, and on Follow him on Facebook at “All the Brews Fit to Pint” or Twitter at @allthebrews.

This new book is available at local stores and online at It retails as an E-BOOK via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s I-bookstore, Google’s E-bookstore, & Overdrive.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.