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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Christmas present...
Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers is the best Christmas present we can recommend for anyone with even a passing interest in the heritage of brewing. It is elegiac without being nostalgic, immensely informative and equally entertaining.
Published on 24 Nov. 2012 by Gavin at beer pages

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3.0 out of 5 stars Britains Lost Breweries and Beers - a review
This book did not bear out the promise of the title. The bulk of book comprises interviews with ex employees which whilst of some interest were not very informative of the history of the individual brewers or breweries. Photographs of the old breweries were somewhat limited and all in all I did not really enjoy or rate thiss book particular highly.
Published on 9 Feb. 2013 by Jeremy Strike


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5.0 out of 5 stars The best Christmas present..., 24 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers: Thirty Famous Homes of Beer that have Brewed their Last Pint (Hardcover)
Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers is the best Christmas present we can recommend for anyone with even a passing interest in the heritage of brewing. It is elegiac without being nostalgic, immensely informative and equally entertaining.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful (poignant) history of sadly defunct Breweries, 19 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers: Thirty Famous Homes of Beer that have Brewed their Last Pint (Hardcover)
Flicking through each page is like an obituary to the Breweries that were once part and parcel of the culture of our green and pleasant land.
Who would have envisaged a time when these wonderful places would not be there any more?

If you love beer and the whole process of how it's made and where, then purchase this book for its insight into an age gone by. How sad that our children and their children will never experience the fantastic smell of beer as it brews and the pungent odour that drifts through the town and where the ingredients including the very water that assists in the process is unique to that town or city. How sad that places like Gales will never again echo to the sound of creation.

With so many pubs facing closure, surely it's time to reinstate this ancient art and return so many lost brews back to their origins. There are a lot of people who do care and a lot of micro breweries who are striving to make beer that suits the palate of those who enjoy it, but how wonderful it would be to again taste HSB in the home it was born in, supplying the pubs that it was made for...

A fantastic well written book that makes you think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hugely enjoyable read, 6 Jan. 2014
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This book is written in an easy-to-read style while still being well researched and authoritive. It is full of personal stories and humorous anecdotes, probably best illustrated by the story of the brewery worker who asked the owner for a pay rise. You'll need to buy the book yourself to read the rest of this story but the purchase will be well worthwhile
I do hope that Mr Arnot can bring out a sequel telling the story of another 30 homes of beer that have brewed their last.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book., 23 Nov. 2012
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As a member of my family worked at one of these Breweries and is mentioned in the book, we found it very interesting and well written. Also dispatched promptly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars sad news for real beerdrinkers, 15 Mar. 2013
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Chris Arnots book makes interesting but sad reading for any real ale drinker. Its sad that so many good brewers have gone to the wall and we have been left with a load of c*** eurofizz . Perhaps his next book will be on MICRO breweries,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing read, 5 Feb. 2013
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Enjoyable reading, well written with some amusing and appropriate anecdotes. Not too technical so a useful book for those with an interest in past brewery activity. Some excellent photographs support the text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book, 12 Aug. 2013
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Quick delivery and Enjoyable book. Informative and inspiring. Lots of information which jogs the old nemory. Happy days and better times......or were they?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, 11 April 2013
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Excellent for any person interested in this topic. intend to give it as a present to someone very interested in the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present for my friend who worked in ..., 29 April 2015
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Bought as a present for my friend who worked in the Brewery trade for many years. It passed the test with him as an informative book about a trade which had lots of large producers in its day and is enjoying a resurgence on a smaller scale with the many and varied breweries in existence today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ex brewer birthday gift, 26 Jan. 2013
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This book was bought as a birthday gift for my husband who became a brewer in the 1970's and still works in the industry.
Only slight disappointment that his previous "lost" companies were not included.
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