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The Beer Guppy's Guide


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The Beer Guppy's Guide to Southern California by beer industry journalist Jay Sheveck, is the region's first-ever comprehensive craft-beer destination guide. Inside, the whereabouts (and the tasty what-abouts) of over 300 microbreweries, brewpubs, alehouses, restaurants, retailers, homebrew organizations and beer events are identified spanning Central and Southern California, and Southern Nevada.

This 100-page guidebook can easily be used by every type of beer traveler-from the casual connoisseur to the serious beer enthusiast. Ergonomically designed, even the general reader will quickly discover its value. Straightforward and (mostly) unbiased listings give you all of the facts, including: brands, brewers, brewhouses, owners, hours, house beers, guest beers, growler fills, food fares, tasting rooms, taps, tours, music, mug clubs, sales of real ales and more. Icons placed within each listing allow for quick reference for those on-the-go.

Sprinkled throughout the guide are highlights about Southern California's beer pioneers, breweriana traders, historic beer sites, airport watering holes, and wacky beer oddities. Four travel zones are separated by color-coded chapters. Additionally, the book doubles as a real ale field guide for those in search of British-style cask-conditioned beer.

"Writing the Beer Guppy's Guide literally took me on a five-year, flavor-filled journey that stretched from Fresno to San Diego, and from Las Vegas to Los Angeles," author Jay Sheveck said. "I am very pleased with the finished product. It accurately describes a region that is filled with fun and exciting beer oases of the highest caliber."

The Beer Guppy's Guide to Southern California is available worldwide through on-line sellers (Amazon.com, BarnesandNobel.com and BeerBooks.com), and on the West Coast at select bookstores, brewpubs and homebrew shops. The price is just $9.95. Guides can also be purchased direct from the publisher. A publication of Beer Guppy™, the multimedia publisher and producer of all-things beer. Get your Guppy today!

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About The Author

Jay Sheveck, aka The Beer Guppy™ is a freelance beer journalist. Since the early 1990s, Jay's films, photographs and articles have chronicled the American craft-beer movement, and have appeared in American Brewer, American Breweriana Journal, BEERWeek, Brewing News, Celebrator Beer News, Market Watch and The Local Flavor column in 5th Street magazine. He also produced the independent documentary Beer Pioneers™, which explored America's first micro-brewers.


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The Beer Guppy's Guide to Southern California, by Jay Sheveck, First Edition, Copyright 2007, ISBN: 978-0-9795797-0-7, 100 pages (98+cover), Perfect Bound Magazine-style Format, 10.875" x 8.5" x 0.188" Trim, $9.95 US / $12.95 Canada, Released June 1, 2007, Published By Beer Guppy™, Burbank, California

Regional Beer Travelguide Highlights Over 300 Breweries, Brewpubs, Alehouses, Retailers, Homebrew Clubs, Beer Festivals and Beer Oddities Within Central and Southern California, and Southern Nevada


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