I’d been hearing great things about this book, so I picked up the electronic version. It has an intriguing title and lots of rave reviews.
There are several timelines in the book, but I didn’t have a problem following the unfolding story. By the end, some characters’ assumptions are proven wrong and others are proven right.
I love stories about reconciliation and I wasn’t sure this was going to provide that. If that’s you too, just hang in there.
Edith and Helen are sisters who go forty years without speaking because Helen was given the family farm (literally) and didn’t share with Edith. Helen put all the proceeds into her fledgling beer brewery. Edith and her family struggle to make ends meet and any part of the sale money would have helped.
Edith’s granddaughter is given an opportunity to learn brewing and the beer business. Eventually the whole family is involved in brewing and marketing beer, especially IPAs.
If you’ve ever wondered about the process for turning hops and yeast and grain into beer, this will give you a primer. But the information wasn’t overwhelming, and added to the enjoyment of the book. The only thing missing as I read was a hot day and a hoppy IPA on the back patio.
I highly recommend THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA!