In “Drink Beer, Think Beer,” author John Holl manages to both provide a succinct history of how the craft beer industry came to its current state and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead of it. There are sections that grapple with the realities of craft breweries being acquired by larger macro breweries, which is happening with increasing frequency as breweries grow and the beer market matures. In other sections, Holl explores the gray area between gimmicks and brewer creativity and the evolution of new styles like the hazy IPA. He even confronts the lazy sexism of some beer labels and the efforts of the industry to invite more diverse drinkers into the fold.[Read more on MaineToday.com]
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