• Beyond the Pale

  • The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • By: Ken Grossman
  • Narrated by: Jones Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-26-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (254 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Personal tales of perseverance and beer making from the founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beyond the Pale chronicles Ken Grossman's journey from hobbyist homebrewer to owner of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of the most successful craft breweries in the United States. From youthful adventures to pioneering craft brewer, Ken Grossman shares the trials and tribulations of building a brewery that produces more than 800,000 barrels of beer a year while maintaining its commitment to using the finest ingredients available. Since Grossman founded Sierra Nevada in 1980, part of a growing beer revolution in America, critics have proclaimed his beer to be "among the best brewed anywhere in the world."
Beyond the Pale describes Grossman's unique approach to making and distributing one of America's best-loved brands of beer, while focusing on people, the planet and the product.

Explores the "Sierra Nevada way," as exemplified by founder Ken Grossman, which includes an emphasis on sustainability, nonconformity, following one's passion, and doing things the right way
Details Grossman's start, home-brewing five-gallon batches of beer on his own, becoming a proficient home brewer, and later, building a small brewery in the town of Chico, California
Beyond the Pale shows how with hard work, dedication, and focus, you can be successful following your dream.
©2013 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By jennifer on 10-21-17

A love of beer, and friends and family with money

He lost me on his whole "health and wellness" stuff.
I had hoped to hear more about his relationships with his wife and childdren.

That aside, what a wonderful book packed with brew science, tenacious ingenuity and a never give up attitude.

it is amazing what you can do when you have drive, and friends and family that. continually loan you money, sell their shares when you finally start making money but need moreetc..
Bless him, he is just so in love with making beer...it is hard to fault a man who loves beer...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ethan on 01-08-18

Lots of ancilliary details

Great success story, but lacks hearty details. Take away: good beer equals sales when there are no good beers. Business partners aren't family. Money allows you to run a cool business.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Colin on 03-31-16

From Home Brew to World-Class

This audiobook hits the spot on several levels. As a business success story it leads the reader from the struggle of early days to more heady times of business success. The book is well written and narrated, and would appeal to budding entrepreneurs and anyone with a thirst for craft ale.

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