Beer & Brewing History

Brew Britannia, The Strange Rebirth of British Beer

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author: Jessica Boak & Ray Bailey
published: 2014, June
pages: 298, some b&w photos
size: ~ A5 (paper-back)
language: English
product ref: 2553


A thoughtful look at the changes in the UK beer world over roughly the last 50 years, both from the drinking side and the brewing side. It probably has some symmetry with many of our beer lovers now into pensionable times. The book examines various aspects of beer in Britain rather like a full circle from the first flood of keg beer to 50 years later when now some kegged beers have become acceptable - from the stirrings against national keg beers, through the birth and growth of CAMRA, the machinations of the 'Big 6' brewers and their eventual dip into real ale, the growth of the small independent brewers, the pioneers of new beer tastes and other aspects of beer history. Full of interest and not just the beer and the breweries but the people involved too. A good assembly of the changes in British beer over the last half century.


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