New Publication — North Carolina Triad Beer: A History

Contributed by Erin Lawrimore

Richard Cox, David Gwynn, and Erin Lawrimore – all employees in the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro – have published a new book titled North Carolina Triad Beer: A History.

From the book's description:

Now centered on Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, the Triad was home to one of North Carolina's earliest brewery operations in the Moravian community of Bethabara. Easy access by rail and then highways attracted national breweries, and starting in the 1960s, the region began producing beer for companies like Miller and Schlitz. The passage of the "Pop the Cap" legislation led to an explosion of craft beer and brewpubs, and in 2019, three of the top five producing craft breweries in North Carolina were anchored in the area. Local beer historians Richard Cox, David Gwynn, and Erin Lawrimore narrate the history of the Triad brewing industry, from early Moravian communities to the operators of nineteenth-century saloons and from Big Beer factories to modern craft breweries.

NC Triad Beer promo poster

This book is an extension of Well Crafted NC, a research project focused on documenting this history of beer and brewing in North Carolina. North Carolina Triad Beer: A History is part of The History Press's American Palate series and will be available for purchase on July 19, 2021.

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