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Tom Acitelli

Tom Acitelli

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 06:00PM ET
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It’s the golden age of American beer. Or is it?

Historian and journalist Tom Acitelli discusses his new book, PILSNER: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World, in conversation with beer writer Carla Jean Lauter and John Holl and Andy Crouch, editor and publisher, respectively, of The Beer Edge podcast and newsletter.

Acitelli will delve into the long, fascinating, and fraught history of the world’s most popular beer style; and will show in particular how immigration and technology shaped its evolution and the modern beer world of today. He and his guests will also cover whether that world will soon implode or chug merrily on. Come with questions and maybe a beer in hand!

Tom Acitelli is the author of The Audacity of Hops, Whiskey Business, and American Wine. He has written about alcohol for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Eater, among many others, and was the history columnist for several years for All About Beer magazine. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.