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The brewer's tale : a history of the world according to beer

Author: William Bostwick
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents the five thousand-year history of beer, from Babylonian temple workers and Nordic shamans to Belgian monks and American patriots, and the author discusses his own attempts to replicate some ancient brews. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Narrative non-fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bostwick
ISBN: 9780393239140 0393239144 9780393351996 0393351998
OCLC Number: 881318204
Description: xiv, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Babylonian --
Shaman --
Monk --
Farmer --
Industrialist --
Patriot --
Immigrant --
Advertiser --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William Bostwick.

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"Bostwick brings the requisite levels of geeky erudition and enthusiasm to that once most mundane of beverages, beer." -- Lisa Abend "An amiable writer and the very best sort of literary drinking Read more...

 
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