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Man walks into a pub : a sociable history of beer

Author: Pete Brown
Publisher: London : Pan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pete Brown
ISBN: 0330412205 9780330412209
OCLC Number: 55614395
Notes: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2003.
Description: xii, 387 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Section - i: Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgements - ii: AcknowledgementsIntroduction - iii: Introduction `You should have seen us last night!'Chapter - 1: `My liver is full of luck' The ancient history of beer drinkingChapter - 2: `Pissing under the board as they sit' Two thousand years of British boozingChapter - 3: `An oblivion of care' The evolution of the pubChapter - 4: `The universal Cordial of the Populace' Science, fashion, and the birth of modern beerChapter - 5: `Those who are not singing are sprawling' Pubs in the nineteenth centuryChapter - 6: `The greatest of these deadly foes' The fight for the right to get tightChapter - 7: `All the culture that is most truly native' When people stopped going to the pubChapter - 8: `Keep the bar open, we'll be down in twenty minutes' The home front in World War IIChapter - 9: `You will be crushed whether you like it or not' How Carling transformed the business of brewing and drinkingChapter - 10: Saccharomyces carlsbergensis: How lager (eventually) conquered BritainChapter - 11: `A diet of Pot Noodles, Mother's Pride and Harp lager' Kegs, casks and the decline of bitterChapter - 12: `Drinking the advertising' The age of the mega-brandsChapter - 13: `It was like anywhere and nowhere' The local goes nationalChapter - 14: `Haven't you got homes to go to?' A sort of epilogueChapter - iv: Further reading
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SECOND EDITION: Matured longer for a slightly thicker body and a hint of extra bitterness 'A pleasant antidote to more po-faced histories of beer' - Guardian 'Like a good drinking companion, Brown Read more...

 
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