Man Walks Into A Pub

Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (Fully Updated Second Edition)

Non-Fiction, Food & Drink, Drinks, Home
Paperback Published on: 04/06/2010
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Synopsis

It's an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and a Canadian bloke who changed the dringking habits of a nation. It's also the story of the rise of the pub from humble origins through an epic, thousand-year struggle to survive misunderstanding, bad government and misguided commerce. The history of beer in Britain is a social history of the nation itself, full of catastrophe, heroism and an awful lot of hangovers. 'a pleasant antidote to more po-faced histories of beer' Guardian 'Like a good drinking companion, Brown tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-related urban phenomena' TLS 'Packed with bar-room bet-winning facts and entertaining digressions, this is a book into which every pub-goer will want to dip.' Express

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330412209
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 288g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 27 mm

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