Front and back cover of book.

Front and back cover of book.

Kansas Beer is a look into the interesting history of the growth of craft beers in Kansas…….

 

Bob Crutchfield was raised in Coffeyville, Kansas, during the time when 3.2 beer was all you could get. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from K-State and went on to earn his MBA while working most of his professional career in semiconductor manufacturing. He is married to a wonderful wife and has two amazing children.

Bob discovered craft beers like many other people did over the past decade or so by climbing the proverbial beer ladder. After leaving the gravitational pull from Manhattan’s Aggieville, he stepped up from the Coors Light rung for a Shiner, then climbed up to a pale ale; then there was the dark German beer phase, eventually ascending to IPAs, where he is currently perched. With instruction from his Wichita brother, he and his son began home brewing homebrewing several years ago, learning from each batch. When his wife permits it, he’s allowed to expand and upgrade his brewing setup. Bob is a solid member of the hop-head alliance of beer drinkers who will always check out the IPAs on the brewery boards. He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and has the nickname “Sdmundis” on Untappd.