Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Jersey Breweries done...

At last! I just finished writing and printed the manuscript off, sent the file to the publisher, it's done. Till the edits come back, that is.

Great job by my co-author, Mark Haynie, a New Jersey native and fellow founding member of the New Jersey Association of Beerwriters, and much thanks to the brewers and bar owners of New Jersey!

And now...back to blogging.

11 comments:

sam k said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's got to be a load off, especially on the day before Thanksgiving. A blessed holiday to the Bryson clan!

matt said...

Lew,

I can't wait for this one to hit the presses.

I sympathize with the difficulties of putting together a book. I'm a research assistant for two professors who are completing a 2-volume high school history text and it has certainly been a pain.

Eric Trimmer said...

I'd like to get a copy before my next trip to see the in-laws in Howell, N.J.

What's the timeline for publishing?

Alan said...

That is great. You know I consider these regional works the equivalent of the mapping of the human genome project. Which is next? Mid-west Breweries?

Congratulations!

Lew Bryson said...

Thanks, folks. Eric, Matt, I'm not sure what the timeline is; I'm hoping for late summer, but we'll see. Alan? ANOTHER one? My Gawd, let me get over this one...

I'll be honest with you, though. They're not really money-makers, considering the amount of time and money I spend on writing them, which makes it hard to justify signing up to do another one. I think I need to do a book that appeals to a much broader market. Just haven't figured out what that is yet.

Alan said...

Hmmph.

It it were not for you I would not have had a spiedie, had a weck and hefe in Rochester or hunted out that bar in Lake George, NY. These are the important things, Lew.

Lew Bryson said...

I[f] it were not for you I would not have had a spiedie, had a weck and hefe in Rochester or hunted out that bar in Lake George, NY. These are the important things, Lew.

Thanks, Alan. I agree, you know that, and that's the real reason I keep doing it, after I promised my wife I would stop.

bill mc said...

How about doing a book on how to taste beer or how to do tasting notes?

That might have appeal.

I also can't wait, I got your other ones and I want this one too. You mad it weasier for me to find brewpubs and appreciate beer all the more.

Bill

Joe Meloney said...

Congrats, Lew...
I can't wait to get a copy for my library.....With Mark's insightful NJ input, and your excellent format, this is a no-brainer....another wonderful brew/vacation guide for the beer lover!
Joe
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lew Bryson said...

Thanks, Joe! Having Mark on board really filled out the Jersey side of things. Could NOT have done this one without him; NJ brewing is a much more closed society than the others I've written about.

Bill, I'm not real big on tasting notes. I could be big on tasting, but not a whole book's worth. My idea of tasting is simple: as you taste more things mindfully, and try to remember what it is you've tasted, you will think of those things when you taste other things. The only good reason to do this, in my thoughts, is to try to create an order in your mind and memory of what things you like, in hopes of finding many, many more of them. As someone told me, there are only so many things I will taste, smell, eat, see, and hear in this life. I'd like to experience as much difference and pleasure as I can. I have other goals as well, mind you, but that's definitely one of them.

Jennie Hatton said...

Sweet! Congrats Lew - now when are you coming to Philly so we can drink some beer!
Jennie