Man Walks into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer

Man Walks into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer

by Pete Brown
     
 

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In Man Walks into a Pub, Pete Brown takes us on a journey through the amazing history of beer, from the first sacred sip of ancient Egyptian bouza to the last pint of lager on a Friday night. It’s an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotaling prime ministers; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket, and a Canadian whoSee more details below

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In Man Walks into a Pub, Pete Brown takes us on a journey through the amazing history of beer, from the first sacred sip of ancient Egyptian bouza to the last pint of lager on a Friday night. It’s an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotaling prime ministers; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket, and a Canadian who changed the drinking habits of a nation. It’s also the story of the rise of the British pub, from humble origins through an epic, thousand-year struggle to survive bad government and misguided commerce.

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“Like a good drinking companion, Pete Brown tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies, and pub-related urban phenomena.” —The Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9780330412209
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
590,655
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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