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Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History

Local author Brian Sorensen will be available to sign copies of book

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jan. 15, 2018 - s4story -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History

Local author Brian Sorensen will be available to sign copies of book


Arkansas's booze scene had a promising start, with America's biggest brewing families, Busch and Lemp, investing in Little Rock just prior to Prohibition. However, by 1915, the state had passed the Newberry Act, banning the manufacturing and selling of alcohol. It was not until sixty-nine years later that the state welcomed its first post-temperance brewery, Arkansas Brewing Company. After a few false starts, brewpubs in Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Little Rock found success. By 2000, the industry had regained momentum. An explosion of breweries around the state has since propelled Arkansas into the modern beer age.

About the Author:

Brian Sorensen is a freelance writer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His work has appeared in the Fayetteville Flyer, All About Beer magazine and Southwest Brewing News. The University of Arkansas graduate is a human resources director for a Fortune 100 company based in northwest Arkansas. His gateway beer was Sierra Nevada Stout, and he learned to brew by way of the Methodist Church (true story). Sorensen enjoys traveling to beer destinations across the United States with his wife, Megan.

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Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

4144 North College Avenue

Fayetteville, AR 72703

When:  Saturday, January 27th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com

Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History

by Brian Sorenson

ISBN:  9781467137553

$21.99 | 176 pp. | paperback

Source: Arcadia Publishing

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