The Good Beer Guide to New England

Andy Crouch

With wit, enthusiasm, and a deep respect for the craft of brewing, Andy Crouch profiles nearly one hundred establishments in New England, offering a description and history of each, as well as insights into each brewmaster’s philosophy and brewing style. For each brewery and brewpub profiled, Crouch covers the range of beers available and identifies its flagship product; he also highlights his choice for its “best beer,” which is rarely its most popular or best known offering. Crouch offers judicious evaluations of food, ambience, and of course, the beer; he also provides information on the availability of tours, directions and parking, hours of operation, entertainment, local sights of interest, and whether beer is available for take-away. In addition, he includes essays on the brewing process, understanding and appreciating beer, and a list of “eleven great New England beer bars.” Whether well-brewed beer is the focus of a trip or a welcomed complement, beer enthusiasts and novices alike will find this guide a worthwhile companion wherever they travel in New England.

Cover Image of The Good Beer Guide to New England
Paper: $19.95
ISBN-13: 9781584654698
Pages: 296 | Size: 6 in. x 9 in.
Date Published: May 31, 2006


  • [A] witty, perceptive guide . . . The book is fair, funny, and a delicious sip for any beer lover.

    Yankee Magazine
  • An "excellent modern guide to New England beers.
  • One great aspect of the book is that it has appeal to both the beer novice... [and] beer nuts... Crouch clearly did his homework.

    The Republican
  • The unpretentious, informative spirit of the beer guide is entirely refreshing.

    Valley News
  • Andy Crouch brings his infectious enthusiasm for good beer to his New England roots for a comprehensive look at the Good Beer movement in this important, indeed seminal, region of America's beer experience. His obvious knowledge of beer and brewing coupled with a practiced journalist's eye toward telling the story in an accurate, entertaining and humorous way make The Good Beer Guide to New England a thought and thirst provoking experience.

    Tom Dalldorf
    Editor/Publisher, Celebrator Beer News

About the Author

ANDY CROUCH is an award-winning freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the Boston Phoenix, Celebrator Beer News, Ale Street News, Yankee Food News, Beverage Magazine, and on his website at He often travels on beer-related adventures when he’s not practicing criminal law in downtown Boston.

Other Recent Titles

Freshwater Fish of the Northeast

Matt Patterson

Birdwatching in Maine

Derek Lovitch

You Had a Job for Life

Jamie Sayen

Architecture in Salem

Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. with Carolyn K. Tolles

Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn

Thomas C. Hubka