I care about IPA. 90% of what I brew is IPA.
i always wondered, but figured so. if i could get the variety and kinds of IPAs i desired commercially, i would probably be more into them like I was in the past.
whats the other 10%?
Being a true Hop Head in the 90's, IPA's were a big thing for me. But that was just a phase that I went through, later maturing into a Euro-Lager consumer over a number of years. As stated before, the influence of European brewers was heavy since my vocation had me in such places as Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, etc., and I will throw in Tokyo also, as they can and do produce lagers every bit as good, and in some cases better, than the Germans.
But I am not alone as my close friends are in the same camp. Actually, burnt out on IPA. But that is our personal problem, and we are dealing with it.
Regarding a book, one about a brewery (s) and telling the history in depth would be of interest. I have a good video from the History Channel on Breweries in America. Very good, informative, and entertaining.