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Old 11-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hi all, Iv'e been brewing for right around a year now, and now my final essay for one of my college courses required us to pick a topic and write about it. So, of course I chose brewing beer, and wrote a nice 10 page paper all about it. Got it back, got a perfect grade, but now we are required to write another 10 page essay on a problem that has to do with the first essay. So, the instructor suggested I write about the problem of the 2 big brewing companies here in America taking over all the small breweries and making it pretty much a monopoly business. Is there any good books or documentries I can research more about this and find numbers and statistics? (already watched Beer Wars)

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Old 11-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Maureen Ogle's book Ambitious Brew is the best and most historically accurate of American Beer History books out there;

Listen to this from Basic Brewing;

November 30, 2006 - Ambitious Brew Part One
We learn about the history of beer in the USA from Maureen Ogle, author of "Ambitious Brew - The Story of American Beer." Part one takes us from the Pilgrims to Prohibition.

December 7, 2006 - Ambitious Brew Part Two
We continue our discussion about the history of beer in the USA with Maureen Ogle, author of "Ambitious Brew - The Story of American Beer." Part two takes us from Prohibition to the present day.
Her blog archive has a lot of material covering the imbev takeover or Anheiseur Bush as well as stuff that didin't make it into here original book, so I encourage you to dig through that as well.
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I'm thinking that a paper on beer laws might be easier. There are a lot of laws that make it difficult for small breweries to get their beer to the consumer, or for people to open breweries and brew pubs.

sorry I dont have any recommendations on the topic you are looking for.
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