Ann Arbor Beer – A Hoppy History Of Tree Town Brewing

Ann Arbor Beer
176 Pages
The History Press
ISBN 9781626191563

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.

David Bardallis

About David Bardallis (Ann Arbor, Michigan Author)

David Bardallis

David Bardallis writes regular columns for Great Lakes Brewing News. His beer writing has also appeared in The Ann Arbor News, Michigan Beer Guide, and the Detroit Metro Times. 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 local bars and breweries.

More of his writing can be found at his blog,

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