Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Review of PA Breweries

David Falchek has a good review of Pennsylvania Breweries in the Scranton Times-Tribune, just as I'm headed up to the Wyoming Valley tomorrow for a short book-signing tour. I'll see you folks tomorrow at the Barnes & Noble in Wilkes-Barre, Krugel's Deli, The Lion tasting room, and at the Anthracite Cafe!

6 comments:

Mark Haynie said...

My sister-in-law called and said she saw the article and wondered if you were the guy that I wrote NJ Breweries with. They live in Clarks Summit and hope to get to meet you, but not sure if they can get down to W-B.

Lew Bryson said...

Yeah, I'm not really going to be up in Scranton; no breweries!

Gary Gillman said...

Good to see the positive feedback. I believe the print medium for beer is alive and well - there is always a market for a good book on beer, breweries or their history. While the blogosphere has perhaps affected certain parts of traditional beer journalism (even then I'm not sure), I think full-length books are in a different category. One from an international perspective I liked a lot in recent years was Ben McFarland's book, excellent on all counts: the writing, design, and organisation.

Gary

Anonymous said...

I think the print medium for a beer travel guide of this nature is pretty much dead in this day and age. It is the nature of the beast with this type of where information can be gathered in seconds.

A book like Daniel Okrent's Last Call? Pete Brown's Hops and Glory? Yes, alive and well. A regional travel guide about PA breweries? Kind of pointless when I can find this information with a few key strokes. This type of print medium for beer is at very amateur level and has "jumped the shark" about 10 years ago.

Lew Bryson said...

Yeah, you're probably right. I've only sold 42 so far…

…so far today. People like travel guides. They like books. And Amazon has PA Breweries on Kindle, if you really hate trees. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. 42 books in one day. Would can argue with those impressive numbers. Will have to get one for the Kindle.