Craft: An Argument may be about beer, but anyone interested in the culture of food has much to gain from Pete Brown’s arguments, which are steeped in detail from real-world experiences as a writer, researcher, and craft beer drinker. Although Brown focuses on the British world of craft beer—which has some aspects that are less significant for American drinkers, such as the centrality of cask ales—he purposefully connects the movement back to its American rebirth. This resurgence originally centered on the demand for inventive and interesting flavors. Small breweries began producing these new beers for local patrons, and as our means for communication have expanded the reach of breweries through social media and other platforms, the demand for the circulation of these inventive beers rose. This demand has led to increased supply and extreme growth, as basic economic theory would predict. And most significant to this book, this growth has...

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