S5: E3: Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries & Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula | Jon C Stott

UP Notable Book Club presents a Q&A session with Jon C. Stott about Yooper Ale Trails 🍺 Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

UP Notable Book Club: The Crystal Falls Community District Library in partnership with the U.P. Publishers & Authors Association (UPPAA) has scheduled author events with winners of the UP Notable Book List. The 36th event is with historian and beer aficionado Jon C. Stott who will take us on a romp through eight possible unique tours of U.P. craft breweries and brewpubs. The 170 locally-brewed lagers or ales included in Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the perfect way to quench your thirst after visiting the many scenic wonders of the U.P.  Tours are arranged geographically from the shores of Lake Huron, across the north of the peninsula close to Lake Superior and then east from the Wisconsin border to the shores of Lake Michigan. Short essays on each brewery introduce you to the brewers, the places their beers are served, and the flavors of the beers themselves. Stott includes road maps for each ale trail and photographs of each establishment, making the breweries easy to find

JON C. STOTT (Professor Emeritus of English, University of Alberta) has spent extended summers in the Upper Peninsula for over half a century. He is the author of five beer travel guides, including the award-winning Island Craft: Your Guide to the Breweries of Vancouver Island, as well as two other books about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore, & Legends and Summers at the Lake: Upper Michigan Moments and Memories. He spends the cold, snowy months in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His beer blog www.beerquestwest.com includes frequent updates on the breweries he has visited.

“Jon C. Stott has done a meticulous job of supplying the craft beer lover with everything they would want to know about U.P. craft breweries and brewpubs. As of the writing of this book, there are 29 such breweries north of the Straits. The author presents each brewery with a 2 or 3-page essay that includes a short history, a conversation with the owner, presents a feel of the bar, and describes the brewery’s signature beers. Each entry includes a photograph, address, phone number, and both the website and Facebook addresses. What makes the book totally unique are the appendices. There is a list of breweries and brewpubs by location. Following that is a listing of each brewery with its production by number of barrels, its flagship beers are named, followed by a core list of all beers produced, and its distribution area. Next is a several-page essay on how beer is brewed. There is yet another appendix on a guide to beer styles and which U.P. breweries offer which styles. There is also a glossary of brewing terms and an annotated list of books about beer. It made me thirsty reading the book.” — Tom Powers, Michigan In Books

More information about the U.P. Notable Book list, U.P. Book Review, and UPPAA can be found on www.UPNotable.com

About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)

Established in 1998 to support authors and publishers who live in or write about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, UPPAA is a Michigan nonprofit association with over 100 members, many of whose books are featured on the organization’s website at www.uppaa.org. UPPAA welcomes membership and participation from anyone with a UP connection who is interested in writing

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