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By Ken Grossman

Personal stories of perseverance and beer making from the founding father of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beyond the Pale chronicles Ken Grossman's trip from hobbyist homebrewer to proprietor of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the most profitable craft breweries within the usa. From younger adventures to pioneering craft brewer, Ken Grossman stocks the pains and tribulations of creating a brewery that produces greater than 800,000 barrels of beer a 12 months whereas preserving its dedication to utilizing the best parts on hand. in view that Grossman based Sierra Nevada in 1980, a part of a becoming beer revolution in the USA, critics have proclaimed his beer to be "among the simplest brewed at any place within the world."

  • Beyond the Pale describes Grossman's new angle to creating and allotting one in every of America's best-loved manufacturers of beer, whereas targeting humans, the planet and the product
  • Explores the "Sierra Nevada way," as exemplified by means of founder Ken Grossman, which include an emphasis on sustainability, nonconformity, following one's ardour, and doing issues the perfect way
  • Details Grossman's commence, home-brewing five-gallon batches of beer on his personal, turning into a knowledgeable domestic brewer, and later, development a small brewery within the city of Chico, California

Beyond the Pale exhibits how with exertions, commitment, and concentration, you may be profitable following your dream.

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