In his new book, “The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World’s Favorite Drink” (Palgrave Macmillan, $25), Steve Hindy chronicles nearly 50 years of American craft brewing history, from Fritz Maytag buying Anchor Brewing in 1965 to the current boom of innovative new breweries.
Hindy is a good man for the job for many reasons. As a former Associated Press Middle East correspondent, he knows how to get the facts and tell a good story — and he tells it warts and all. As the president and chairman of Brooklyn Brewery, which he co-founded in 1988, he’s been both a craft beer eyewitness and a major player. And, nowadays, his membership on the boards of directors of the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association gives him what he modestly calls a “unique perspective as an insider.”
Q: For some people, I think this book might come as a bit of a shock. You really get into some of the controversy and bickering that was and still is part