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Hamburg author David Reimer, formerly of Kutztown, released 4th edition of Craft and Micro-Distilleries

By From Christina Steffy

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hamburg resident David J. Reimer, Sr., a Kutztown University employee and former Kutztown resident, released the fourth edition of Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada: The Definitive Guide to Small Batch Artisanal Spirits; this is the only guide dedicated to North American craft and micro distilleries. The fourth edition is published by Crave Press in both black and white and full color editions.

Craft and Micro Distilleries in the U.S. and Canada is a comprehensive guide to small batch distilleries, perfect for fine spirits connoisseurs or novices pouring into the spirit world and for anyone who wants to find great spirits while traveling. It is also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to start their own craft or micro distillery.’s Chris Carlsson describes the book as, “Well written, a great read, and a massive amount of interesting details on every distillery. No where will you find a more comprehensive yet accessible reference on this subject in one well laid out book.” Also, calls this first guide to North American craft and micro distilleries a “must read,” calls it, “an excellent guide to the interesting world of craft spirits,” and Drink Me Magazine calls it, “the most comprehensive book cataloging the hundreds of craft distilleries.”

This updated edition includes information on more than 580 craft and micro distilleries and over 2,500 unique spirits from all 50 states and across Canada, hundreds of photos of bottles and labels, and information such as locations and hours, tours and tasting times, websites and social media, spirits, prices and distribution.

The book also includes a listing of spirit festivals, events, and museums; a listing of distilling associations and guilds; an index by spirit type; and additional spirit information and resources.

The book is available on Reimer’s website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble’s website, and at craft and micro distilleries across the country.

Reimer has participated in many book signings and distillery events since the release of the first edition of the book, and he plans to continue these events with the release of the fourth edition. For example, he has been a featured celebrity author at Chicago’s Indy Spirits Expo, the 10th anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail, Spirit Journal’s Ultimate Blast, and NYC’s Indy Spirits Expo.

According to Reimer, “You can see the industry has exploded in the three years since the first edition of my book. A lot of that is because the industry pioneers were successful in changing legislation in their states to make it easier to own and operate a micro distillery. Many people continue to give up lucrative careers in government, information technology, businesses, and sciences in pursuit of their passion. Their products give consumers what they’re looking for — local, unique, and handcrafted flavor and quality.”

In addition to writing this book and working on other book projects, Reimer works in information technology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (KU). Reimer resided in Kutztown for 25 years and was very active in the community. He is also an accomplished journalist and photographer; his articles and photos have appeared in his local newspapers, in professional and consumer publications, and in textbooks. Reimer graduated from KU in 1988 with a B.S. Telecommunications.

For more information about Reimer and his book, visit