KC Native Releases Book about the History of Kansas City Beer
Kansas City native and author Pete Dulin is releasing his latest book, Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, Oct. 24. Part of the American Palate series by Arcadia Publishing, it explores the history of brewing in Kansas City from westbound immigrants, pioneers, the Prohibition and present-day KC.
Highlights from the book include a look at more than a dozen breweries that have opened in Kansas City since the start of the 21st century, how Kansas City’s railroad bridge and plentiful rail lines in the 1800s attracted regional breweries to distribute there and a scandal that shook a brewery when the developer fled the country with some unfinished business.
Pete Dulin has written about food, beer, wine, spirits and other subjects for more than 15 years. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, a number of Kansas City publications, and many other national publications and websites. Dulin hopes his book “inspires people to learn more about and from past breweries, celebrate current local businesses and support the aspirations of breweries to come.”