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Strange Tales of Ales

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author: Martyn Cornell
published: 2015
pages: 224; some b&w illus.
size: ~ A5; Hard-Back
language: English
product ref: 2637


The domain of this fascinating book covers the pigeon holes of Beer History or Brewery History or Pub History - but the Brewery History tag is perhaps the most suitable one to use.
This is a collection of historical events all linked to beer or the beer or the pubs such as the Great London Beer Flood of 1814, or the Spitfires that ferried ale to thirsty soldiers in northern France soon after D-Day landings. Other essays are Potboys, Twenty-One Year Old Ale for Stately Homes, the Dimple Beer Mug, Rough Pubs and the appropriate Words for Beer.
Fascinating aspects of beer history in its many facets, well researched and captivating.


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