Beer Across Texas guides you to nearly three dozen breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs throughout the Lone Star State, from El Paso to Houston, from Lubbock to South Padre Island. You will meet brewers, discover how they have succeeded, get the identities of their top labels and find out what to look for when you go. You will also learn how to identify the distinctive tastes of the five basic styles of lagers and the seventeen major styles of ales. This unique book comes in the wake of the craft beer revolution, as, according to a recent Gallup poll, beer has overtaken wine as Americans drink of choice. It includes an illustrated section on the heritage of Texas brewing, which dates to the 1840s, and a directory of departed breweries.