In 2007 Bill Yenne published the book The History of Beer in America. This book is a coffee table book that is meant to be flipped through. The book is filled with photos and print ads from the past.
As might be expected, there is a section on the beer renaissance. Though quite a bit has happened in the past few years. The information and pictures from breweries prior to 2007 are worth the look.
PIck up the book. It makes for good reading over a beer or two. At the least you can check out the pictures.
Time for a pint…