Q: Where can I buy this book?
A: North Texas Beer is currently in print and available through most retail book stores such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble (both physical stores and online), directly from the publisher, and at many independent book sellers in the North Texas region. Some copies can also be purchased at select brewery tours and special events around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Q: Is an electronic edition available?
A: Yes, both Kindle and Nook editions are available from their respective retailers.
Q: How current is the information found in this book?
A: The official publication date was October 2014 and for practical purposes, we arbitrarily decided to cut off our inclusion of the rapidly changing local brewing scene at around December 2013. Known commercial brewing ventures proposed or incomplete as of this date are briefly mentioned, and hopefully will be expanded upon in subsequent editions.
Q: How long did it take to write this book?
A: Both authors have been writing about local craft beer and breweries for some time, so a great deal of research was already covered before this manuscript was started. Overall writing, compiling and editing for this book took about eight or nine months of work.
Q: I’m confused. Who is the publisher of this book?
A: North Texas Beer was originally published by The History Press in 2014 as part of their “American Palate” series. That same year, The History Press was acquired by Arcadia Publishing who continue to publish and support the book under The History Press imprint.
Q: Why isn’t [brewery name] included on your brewery list?
A: Only fully licensed commercial breweries and brewpubs currently operating within the greater North Texas area are listed on this website. Breweries that have closed become part of the history to be included in updates to the book, and breweries outside our region belong to other topical works.
Q: What is the best brewery currently operating in North Texas?
A: All current breweries have their own strengths and favorites, and it would be unfair to select one as “best,” even if we could.
Q: Tony Drewry scares me a just little. Is he dangerous or insane, or perhaps both?
A: He’s harmless. If you softly rub his belly, Tony will curl up in your lap and purr.
Q: What is your favorite beer?
A: The next one.