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Triplebock: Three Beer Stories [Kindle Edition]

Evan Rail
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Patrick Melmer is a young homebrewer who wants to make his name with a special beer nobody will ever forget... and quite possibly never remember. At least not once they get out of the hospital.
The struggling novelist Don Graeber announces his plan to drink nothing but beer, just for the PR buzz he hopes the stunt might extend to his book sales. But he ends up learning more about his favorite drink than he ever wanted to know. 
When their centuries-old church is nearly destroyed in a storm, Brother Robert and the monks of Strelsov Abbey decide to start brewing an authentic monastery beer in order to pay for repairs. But what is an authentic monastery beer?

It's a troika of tales, three complex stories about beer -- a true Triplebock. It contains: 

Praise for Evan Rail's Kindle Singles, 
Why Beer Matters and In Praise of Hangovers

"Evan Rail's Why Beer Matters and In Praise of Hangovers are beer writing taken to a new philosophical plane, beer writing as a matter of musing, personal recollection, philosophical probing all brought together with an erudite and personable writing style. They are essays, elegant in their design, but also robust in the way in which they celebrate beer and its universe."
-- Adrian Tierney-Jones

"Rail's Why Beer Matters is a thoughtful paean to the simple joy that beer rewards: at the end of the day -- literally -- it's the anticipation and the thing itself. Read the essay as the best conversation about beer with the person on the next bar-stool over... that you've never had."
-- Thomas Cizauskas

"It's truly a phenomenal piece of writing. Rail explores not only his own relationship with beer -- how it affects his career, his travel and his writing -- but how beer affects everyone associated with it, from brewers to consumers. He takes you on a journey that spans the globe and ends up in his living room. It's a deeply personal and wonderfully beer-geeky experience, that he relates in a easy-to-come-by manner -- it really is a fantastic work."
-- Craig Gravina

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Evan Rail is the author of Good Beer Guide Prague and the Czech Republic and a contributor on travel, food and drink for The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, and Imbibe, among other publications. His reporting has been included in numerous anthologies, including the Best Food Writing and Travelers' Tales series, while his poems have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Prague.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ace for a flight. 21 Aug. 2013
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Read this on two flights. Very pleasing indeed. I wonder whether Evan has a future in fiction? I hope so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three cheers 6 Jun. 2013
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At first, I worried this was going to be a gimmick. But they're legit stories, as compelling as anything I've read in Granta. And for anyone who loves beer, the allusions to beer and beer culture will be a super-fun bonus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love beer, love the stories 5 Aug. 2013
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Evan is putting out some fun, malty, hoppy and enjoyable stories. Unique and varied, just like beer. I hope he keeps them coming!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great tour through beer scene, very entertaining, educating and contemplating at the same time 8 April 2013
By Peter Hudak - Published on
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This book is a beautiful gift from a beer loving and beer brewing author to all of us equally passionate for beer, although less poetic souls.
Exceptionally funny and exciting journey into homebrewer's and beer lover's mind, full of insiders jokes and beatiful description of beer brewing alchemy and science, even for non-brewers. I got the impression that the afterword is actually what the author really wanted to tell us.
Do not ever try to read it without several beers at hand and expect yourself to pay much more attention to beer labels than before (unless you are drinking your own homebrew while reading it, of course). It is surprisingly full of interesting information and insight presented in a very delicate way as result of a throughout research.
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