Brewed Awakening—the new book chronicling America’s growing craft beer movement—was penned by Joshua Bernstein, a Brooklynite, beer brainiac and occasional Edible contributor. (In fact, he’s working on a profile of Chelsea Brewing Company for our January Drinks issue right now.) The book is one of the top hits on our holiday gift list, and it’s worth its $25 cover price not just for the easy-to-read demystification of how and why great beers are made, but for the extra Bernstein brainstormed: a map of hard-to-find brews hidden within the inside flap.
Given his knowledge of craft beer, we asked Bernstein to belly up at three surprising best of class bars in Manhattan for our weekly NY1 segment, which airs today and Sunday. Can’t catch his picks on the small screen? No worries, you can find out where he goes on an even smaller one right here.