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Posts tagged "Beer History"
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...
Sláinte: Guinness, Terrior and the Aura of Beer

Sláinte: Guinness, Terrior and the Aura of Beer

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means one thing: beer bloggers will be discussing Guinness. The Black Stuff has long been the official non-official booze of the Catholic Holy Day/Arbitrarily agreed upon excuse for a global knees up. From LA to the Liffey, Irish people, people who claim to be part Irish (but can never accurately...
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...
Drowning in Beer

Drowning in Beer

Some people joke that drowning in beer is the obvious choice for many if asked “How would you want to die?” It’s still drowning though – a painful and hopeless suffocation, and I doubt anyone could hold their eyes open in the suds and bubbles of beer. Dark, painful and confusing. Doesn’t sound so great after...
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...