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BIS 402: Beer Culture & Chemistry

Library resources on beer history and chemistry.

Searching Beer Brewing History in the United States

The Arizona State University Library has numerous resources for researching the history of beer brewing in the United States. This guide provides the tools to make the most of the resources here and how to find more information beyond the collections at Arizona State University. For more information on searching for other countries, see the History research guide. 

XKCD illustration of two cans and a bottle of beer.

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Recommended Reading

Beer and Brewing History Reference Resources

There are several reference books with background information on brewing in the United States. To find additional reference material, you may search ASU Library One Search and limit by format to "reference."


This page owes a great thanks to: 
Alexa L. Pearce
Head, Social Sciences & Clark Library
University of Michigan Library

Ms. Pearce created the original LibGuide and template on which this guide is based. 
All credit belongs to her. 

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