Browseabout Books and Dogfish Head Brewery will host John Holl, editor of All About Beer magazine and author of "The American Craft Beer Cookbook" at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4.
Gone are the days of TV dinners and bland light lagers. Not only are Americans now taking pride in cooking foods with fresh, local ingredients; they are also living in a frothy golden age of American beer, with more than 2,500 breweries in the United States producing upwards of 100 style variations of craft beer. And just as they’ve revolutionized beer culture, so are craft breweries and brewpubs across the nation elevating the food Americans eat with a good cold draft.
John Holl has visited more than 900 breweries around the world, conducting research for his beer-and-travel books as well as articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Beer Connoisseur, Beverage World, and many other publications. He has judged beer competitions, regularly lectures on craft beer, appears often on NBC’s "Weekend Today" in New York, and hosts "Beer Briefing" on iHeartRadio. He lives in New Jersey.
In his new book, "The American Craft Beer Cookbook," Holl, who firmly believes that beer pairs better than wine with a fine meal, has traveled the country and collected more than 150 recipes from breweries, brewpubs, chefs, and beer-centric restaurants that illustrate the delicious intersection on the culinary road where food and beer meet. In some cases, beer is used as an ingredient, and every recipe discusses how to find that perfect pint to complement, contrast with, or enhance the flavors on the plate.
The recipes highlighted cover breakfast through dessert, and the breweries profiled showcase local favorites from Hawaii to Maine.
After the book signing at Browseabout, 133 Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach, Holl will head to Dogfish Head Brewery, 6 Cannery Village Blvd. in Milton, to sign from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase at both locations, and those buying a book at the brewery will receive a free pint glass.