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Frank Appleton shortlisted for the Taste Canada Awards

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:57pm

Congratulations to craft beer pioneer Frank Appleton, author of Brewing Revolution: Pioneering the Craft Beer Movement! Frank is a finalist for the Taste Canada Awards, recognizing the best culinary books published in Canada each year. He is shortlisted in the Culinary Narratives category, which includes titles that explore culinary history, politics, social awareness and memoirs or biographies relating to food or beverages.

This is the second honour of the year for Frank, who was longlisted for the prestigious National Business Book Award earlier in 2017.

Brewing Revolution is the inspiring story behind today’s craft beer revolution. In this entertaining and informative memoir, Appleton, an English-trained brewmaster who is considered by many to be the father of Canada’s craft-brewing movement, chronicles fifty years in the brewing business, from his early years working for one of the major breweries, to his part in establishing the first cottage brewery in Canada, to a forward look at the craft beer industry in an ever more competitive market.

Appleton has been a consultant brewmaster to twenty brewing operations, advising in aspects such as brewery design, start-up and brewer training. In 2009, Appleton received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Craft Brewing from CAMRA Victoria Chapter. He lives in Edgewood, BC.

The other books shortlisted for the Culinary Narratives Taste Canada Award are Food Artisans of the Okanagan by Jennifer Cockrall-King (TouchWood Editions), Food to Grow: A Simple, No-Fail Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs by Frankie Flowers (HarperCollins), 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today by Stephen Le (HarperCollins) and 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels by Lawrence C. Sherk (TouchWood Editions).

The winners of this year’s Taste Canada Awards will be announced on October 30, 2017 at a gala in Toronto.