Beer: The Story of the Pint: The History of Britain's Most Popular Drink Hardcover – 4 Aug 2003
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'A rollicking, densely fact-packed affair . . . Beer is a book for beer-lovers and they're in for a good time' -- Independent on Sunday
A fabulous book that no one should be without A highly readable history of the Universe's Greatest Product -- Hampstead & Highgate Express 29 August 2003
A fascinating read as refreshing as a pint of Adnams on a hot afternoon in Suffolk -- Manchester Evening News 9 August 2003
Highly recommended if you like a pint, or even if you have the remotest interest in social history -- Newcastle Journal 1 August 2003
Incredibly well-researched a great story -- The List, Glasgow 7 August 2003
This is a magnificent contribution to the history of beer and should be on every aficionado's bookshelf. -- Roger Protz, What's Brewing, September 2003
This chronicle of Britain's favourite drink is a river that stretches back to the sacred brews of the first Neolithic farmers and forward another six millennia to today's megabreweries. It tells the story of our national obsession with brewing and answers such questions as: when did bitter and mild originate? What is the true story of porter and stout? What herbs did medieval brewers use before hops? How did lager get to be the most popular beer in Britain, rising from 2 per cent of sales to nearly 50 per cent in just 40 years? What was a Victorian brewery like? And what are the stories behind the great breweries? The British Isles have always had a beer culture, with beer drunk everywhere from ploughman's hut to princely palace and this book aims to do justice to this venerable story.See all Product description