KC Ale Trail available for preorder now

Local author Pete Dulin has painstakingly taken on the rough job of visiting more than 20 established and emerging craft breweries over the last year talking with brewers, trying out their product and taking detailed notes. His final product “KC Ale Trail” is now available for pre-order.

KC Ale Trail front cover finalThe book features brewery profiles in Kansas City, Springfield, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, and other cities around the KC metro and beyond. It features profiles and photos about breweries, their founders, and their brewers, and how they are distinguishing themselves from others in the area. This year seemed like the perfect year for the book with Boulevard Brewing and Free State Brewing Companies’ 25-year anniversaries.

“Craft brewing has gained momentum in the region as companies like Boulevard Brewing and Tallgrass Brewing expand operations and distribution,” says Dulin. “At the same time, a new wave of startup breweries like Torn Label and Border Brewing will open before year-end. Others like Crane and Red Crow are developing plans to launch in 2015… Cinder Block Brewery and Martin City Brewing are off to a solid start. It’s the right time to document this rapid, exciting growth.”

Dulin has written for many publications around the metro including Kansas City Star and Feast Magazine. He has also wrote “Last Bite” a recipe book on local chefs, cooks and James Beard Foundation award winners.

The 144-page, full color book also includes a map of the ‘Ale Trail’ and features interviews with Celina Tio (owner/chef at The Belfry), John Couture (owner at Bier Station), and Payton Kelly (Creative Director at Boulevard), among others. As Kansas City’s craft beer scene continues to grow, and as the city in general gains recognition around the web as the coolest city in the U.S., the time is right for Dulin’s book release.

You can pre-order the book just in time for the holidays here for $20. Place your order by November 17 and get free shipping.