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Hops and Glory: One man's search for the beer that built the British Empire
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Hops and Glory: One man's search for the beer that built the British Empire (Paperback)

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The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with `IPA' on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original.



For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain's best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with `Barry' the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like?



Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced.

Food & DrinkBeveragesAlcoholic beveragesBeersTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 02/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9780330511865  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Since 1991 he has worked in advertising, specializing in marketing beer. He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert, writes on beer for a variety of publications and is the author of Man Walks into a Pub and the award-winning travel book Three Sheets to the Wind. He lives in London.

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