Man Walks into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780330412209
ISBN-10: 0330412205
Publisher: Macmillan UK
Publication Date: June 1st, 2004
Pages: 300
Language: English