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

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

byPete Brown

Paperback | June 4, 2010

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In MAN WALKS INTO A PUB, Pete Brown takes us on a well-lubricated pub-crawl through the amazing story 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 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
Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Since 1991 he has worked in advertising, specializing in 'beer' accounts such as Heineken and Stella Artois. He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert and writes for the beer industry press.
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Title:Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (Fully Updated Second Edition)Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.8 × 5.28 × 1.09 inPublished:June 4, 2010Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330412205

ISBN - 13:9780330412209

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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."