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Book Reviews
Book Review: The Comic Book Story of Beer

Book Review: The Comic Book Story of Beer

I’ve been trying to write a book about beer for quite a while. I wanted to write something that would explain the story from start to finish with a focus on the early history – the part that gets overlooked a little bit. Had the Comic Book Story of Beer been out when I started, I...
Book Review: Mikkeller's Book of Beer

Book Review: Mikkeller’s Book of Beer

A few months ago, I stumbled across this video, advertising the latest release from craft-wanker favourite, Mikkeller – not a new beer, but a book. The first chapter, 20 pages long, tells the story of how Mikkeller came about. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is the founder of Mikkeller. Not so much a brewer (“It’s not something that...
The Best Beer Books for Christmas

The Best Beer Books for Christmas

Some people can be very difficult to buy a Christmas present for. Beer nerds needn’t be. Year after year, beer fans all over the world are on the receiving end of “coffee table books” about beer – the sort that aren’t really designed to be read, but function pointlessly to let everyone who comes in...
Book Review - The Barbarian's Beverage by Max Nelson

Book Review – The Barbarian’s Beverage by Max Nelson

The Barbarian’s Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe is a published version of Max Nelson’s university thesis (which is available for free online). He obviously passed – he is now Assistant Professor of Classics at Canada’s Windsor University and he was asked to extend it slightly for publication. In The Barbarian’s Beverage, Max...