Crafty Bastards_Chris KimballWhat could be more American than Independence Day and beer? This week on America’s Test Kitchen RadioCrafty Bastards author Lauren Clark talked with host Chris Kimball about the amazing state of American beer. The special Independence Day episode focused on the difference between lagers and ales as well as great craft beer from around the nation. If you missed it, you can listen to the full episode here. You can also read Lauren’s blog about beer tasting notes here.

Crafty BastardsLooking for the perfect summer read? Pick up a copy of Crafty Bastards! You can find it at many local stores, including SaultHarvard Book StorePorter Square Books, Craft Beer Cellar, and The Boston Shaker. You can also buy it online through Union Park Press and Amazon, as well as any  independent bookstore you love. If they don’t have it in stock, just ask them to order it for you – they’ll be happy to do so!