New Holland Brewing founder writes book on beer

Published On: May 05 2013 10:51:59 AM EDT   Updated On: May 05 2013 10:54:42 AM EDT


You can now say New Holland Brewing Co. founder Brett VanderKamp wrote the book on craft brewing.

The Holland Sentinel reports it was 16 years ago that the Hope College graduate began making small batches of craft beer. New Holland Brewing has become the third-largest microbrewery in Michigan and the state's largest independent distiller of spirits. The microbrewery's 60,000-square-foot production facility is in Holland Township.
The 41-year-old VanderKamp and co-author Greg Smith are sharing his microbrewery insights in a newly released book called "Art in Fermented Form: A Manifesto." New Holland Brewing also is celebrating the re-opening of its restaurant and pub's renovated and expanded beer garden.
In the book, VanderKamp urges others who want to take on the challenge of micro brewing to respect the craft.


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