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Beer Terroir - Place, Beer, and Taste in the Rocky Mountain Region - Braden Neihart

Braden Neihart [+-]
Independent Scholar
Braden Neihart received his M.A. in history from Colorado State University in 2019. His thesis, "Frontier Beer: A Spatial Analysis of Denver Breweries, 1859-1876," examined how Denver breweries acquired resources and situated themselves in local and national networks in order to compete. He is interested in how beer helps understand racial, cultural, economic, and environmental patterns. His research focuses on beer in Pre-Prohibition Rocky Mountain West.

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Next in importance for brewing, grains and malt bestow color, aroma, flavoring, and alcohol content. Where did brewers get their grain, and how did the difficulties of establishing an agricultural hinterland limit, or enhance, the sense of terroir? What kinds of grains did the mountain states grow and how did that influence the flavoring and styles of beer?

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Neihart, Braden. Grain. Beer Terroir - Place, Beer, and Taste in the Rocky Mountain Region. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2025. ISBN 9781000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42801. Date accessed: 02 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42801. Oct 2025

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