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Posts tagged "Beer Books"
BrewDog's Punkectomy

BrewDog’s Punkectomy

The fact that I write about BrewDog is both a good and a bad thing I guess. They’re doing a lot worth talking about, a lot of it a bit controversial (but that’s how they got where they are) and it shows just how much they are bringing craft beer into the mainstream. However, there...
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...
Christmas Gifts for the Prospective Beer Hipster

Christmas Gifts for the Prospective Beer Hipster

Craft beer continues to grow, even while the wider beer industry is shrinking. That means more people are becoming curious about craft beer. Some of them are going full-on with their bandwaggon jumping and have turned into overnight beer wankers. So if there is someone in your life who has suddenly talking about barrel-aged India...
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...
Christmas Gifts for Beer Nerds (Or Not)

Christmas Gifts for Beer Nerds (Or Not)

Christmas is here again which means shops are full of things you’d never expect to buy during the rest of the year. But family members looking for gifts will see it as a treasure trove, with hundreds of easy options for any interest, that the intended recipient doesn’t really want. Beer fans are no exception....
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...