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

Braden Neihart [+-]
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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.


This chapter considers the beer terroir of the Rocky Mountains and looks at how connected and interlaced this region is or is not. I also want to project this framework onto other parts of the US and consider how they might be useful heuristics to understand regions in terms of their beer terroir, and how certain geographies can unite or divide regions along foodway lines.

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Neihart, Braden. Conclusion. Beer Terroir - Place, Beer, and Taste in the Rocky Mountain Region. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2025. ISBN 9781000000000. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42806. Oct 2025

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