The Olympia Brewing Company was a Westcoast icon, once one of the nations largest brewers. It’s story has never been told, this book will tell the story connecting todays “craft beer connoisseurs” and the “Old Time” classic beer drinkers with their origins rooted in generations of brewing in the Seattle area. This is the 5thbrewery focused book by award winning author Paul Bialas. This Coffee table book will share the deep history of the brewery utilizing energetic photography both historical and present day. The book will be available this December, however, the author is taking interviews now as a Kickstarter funding project has just launched, which offers the book pre-order (Discounted) with extremely rare Olympia Brewery items. As a self-published author, public help and funding for projects like this have always-been successful and always necessary as this is a labor of love, not profit.
Author Paul Bialas, “Of my four published brewery books, I am excited because this book best mixes history of the brewing story, with the art of photography”.
Author Bio: An independent, imaginative and enthusiastic photographer and author, Paul Bialas resides with his wife and two children in the Midwest. His website — brewerybooks.com— continues to grow with themed collections of photographs. His sensory photographic talent generated his previous publications: “Pabst, An Excavation of Art,” “Schlitz, Brewing Art,” “Miller, Inside The High Life.” and “The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company”. These publications have garnered national recognition, including the Excellence in Literature and Outstanding Achievement award from the American Breweriana Association in 2013.
About this book:Welcome to “The Olympia Brewing Company” – a singular photographic, historic and auditory tour of the iconic brewery founded by Leopold Schmidt in 1895. See the brewery’s deep-rooted history in Tumwater, WA through historical photographs and vintage advertisements. Learn about Leopold’s role in bringing his famous beer to the masses on the West Coast. Take an artistic-style photographic tour through both the pre-prohibition brewery and post prohibition brewery that remain abandoned today, and learn about the plans to revitalize these properties to once again serve the people of Tumwater. And finally, pour yourself a cold Oly, sit back, and reflect on the fascinating stories retold by former employees, and retirees – on the enclosed CD.
The book will be hard cover, with a dust jacket that folds out into a vintage Olympia Brewing poster, will have a built in book mark, 157 gsm matt art paper for quality printing and feel. Finally each book will have a built in CD offering interviews with former employees and brewmasters telling stories of the good ol’ days.