Order Nr. 127098 BREWING IN DELAWARE. John Medkeff Jr.


  • (Charlestown, SC): Arcadia Publishing, (2015).
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 127+(1) pages.

Price: $21.99  other currencies

Order Nr. 127098

First edition. Part of the Images of America Series issued by this publisher. "While Delaware maintains one of the oldest beer-brewing traditions in the United States, its history has largely been lost or forgotten over the course of nearly four centuries. Beer was a main source of sustenance to Delawares early European settlers, and its production eventually became one of the young colonys first industries. From its humble colonial beginnings, beer production grew to become one of the states largest and most profitable industries. National Prohibition put a temporary end to the golden age of brewing in Delaware; however, the industry made a modest recovery after repeal. The states two remaining breweries ultimately fell victim to larger, better funded regional and national concerns. There would be no brewing in Delaware for the next four decades. The remarkable popularity of craft beer in the 1990s fueled a brewing revival in the state, punctuated by Delawares nationally recognized, award-winning breweries."