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Man Walks Into A Pub By Pete Brown

Man Walks Into A Pub
by Pete Brown

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 Friday night.
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Man Walks Into A Pub Summary


Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (Fully Updated Second Edition) by Pete Brown

It's an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and a Canadian bloke who changed the dringking habits of a nation. It's also the story of the rise of the pub from humble origins through an epic, thousand-year struggle to survive misunderstanding, bad government and misguided commerce. The history of beer in Britain is a social history of the nation itself, full of catastrophe, heroism and an awful lot of hangovers.

'a pleasant antidote to more po-faced histories of beer' Guardian

'Like a good drinking companion, Brown tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-related urban phenomena' TLS

'Packed with bar-room bet-winning facts and entertaining digressions, this is a book into which every pub-goer will want to dip.' Express

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Man Walks Into A Pub Reviews


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 tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-related urban phenomena' - TLS 'Packed with bar-room bet-winning facts and entertaining digressions, this is a book into which every pub-goer will want to dip.' - Express

About Pete Brown


Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Since 1991 he has worked in advertising, specializing in 'beer' accounts such as Heineken and Stella Artois. He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert and writes for the beer industry press.

Table of Contents


    • Section - i: Preface to the Second Edition
    • Acknowledgements - ii: Acknowledgements
    • Introduction - iii: Introduction `You should have seen us last night!'
  • Chapter - 1: `My liver is full of luck' The ancient history of beer drinking
  • Chapter - 2: `Pissing under the board as they sit' Two thousand years of British boozing
  • Chapter - 3: `An oblivion of care' The evolution of the pub
  • Chapter - 4: `The universal Cordial of the Populace' Science, fashion, and the birth of modern beer
  • Chapter - 5: `Those who are not singing are sprawling' Pubs in the nineteenth century
  • Chapter - 6: `The greatest of these deadly foes' The fight for the right to get tight
  • Chapter - 7: `All the culture that is most truly native' When people stopped going to the pub
  • Chapter - 8: `Keep the bar open, we'll be down in twenty minutes' The home front in World War II
  • Chapter - 9: `You will be crushed whether you like it or not' How Carling transformed the business of brewing and drinking
  • Chapter - 10: Saccharomyces carlsbergensis: How lager (eventually) conquered Britain
  • Chapter - 11: `A diet of Pot Noodles, Mother's Pride and Harp lager' Kegs, casks and the decline of bitter
  • Chapter - 12: `Drinking the advertising' The age of the mega-brands
  • Chapter - 13: `It was like anywhere and nowhere' The local goes national
  • Chapter - 14: `Haven't you got homes to go to?' A sort of epilogue
    • Chapter - iv: Further reading

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Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (Fully Updated Second Edition) by Pete Brown
Pete Brown
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2004-07-01
432
0330412205
9780330412209
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