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by Peter Brown

eBook Hops and Glory: One Man's Search for the Beer That Built the British Empire download ISBN: 0230706355
Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Macmillan (2009)
Language: English
ePub: 1903 kb
Fb2: 1659 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Hops and Glory is a history lesson, travel guide, and adventure story all rolled into one. I literally could not put this book down.

Hops and Glory is a history lesson, travel guide, and adventure story all rolled into one. It is an enjoyable, informative read, and I'm still amazed that Brown actually made the journey that many have talked about, turn into reality. A journey that will most likely never be repeated by anyone. This is "beer" writing at its very best.

Hops and Glory book

Hops and Glory tells the story of one man quest to recreate and replicate the epic journey that turned swill into the glory that is IPA. Pete Brown book is a masterful melding of a travelogue, history and damn good story telling. Peter Brown follows the East India Company, both literally and figuratively, to give context to the development of this beverage and globalization in general, while sparing no criticism of the faults and flaws of British colonialism.

Pete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world. He has written eight books; Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, Hops and Glory, Shakespeare's Local, World's Best Cider, The Pub, Miracle Brew and The Apple Orchard. Brown, who was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, lives in London.

Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced. Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Since 1991 he has worked in advertising, specializing in marketing beer. He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert, writes on beer for a variety of publications and is the author of Man Walks into a Pub and the award-winning travel book Three Sheets to the Wind.

He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert, writes on beer for a variety of publications and is the author of Man Walks into a Pub and the award-winning travel book Three Sheets to the Wind. Country of Publication.

ISBN13:9780330511865.

man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain’s best beer write.

For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain’s best beer write. Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced. Other Titles of Interest.

The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah.

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Comments: (7)
Tebei
This book was a real treat - truly a hybid of sorts. The author did a splendid job at transitioning between his modern day journey, his knowledge of beer itself, and his own historical perspective on colonial India. Brown uses interesting vernacular and his sense of humor (especially the ability to laugh at himself) is evident throughout this read. I was giggling out loud on a few occasions. Furthermore, I even also found myself researching (Goggle Earth rocks!) destinations or items of interest mentioned in the story. I bought the book because of love everything IPA and the book clearly does a nice job of detailing that style - but I learned so much more...ships, port of calls, the East India Company, etc. I really enjoyed sitting down at night, drinking a good IPA (or two), and reading this, a story about it. This is the first Amazon item I've ever taken the time to review - that's how much I enjoyed this book. Great job, Mr. Brown!
Samugul
If your into beer and enjoy a Pale Ale then this is a must read. Very entertaining read. Living in Burton on Trent for half my life (now in the states) and with a mother who worked for Bass I was glued to this book from start to finish. Highly recommend it.
Marelyne
I was thoroughly engaged throughout this book. I delighted at the adventure and was impressed that anyone would dare such a voyage without knowing what they were getting into. Thoroughly entertaining.
Umor
My favorite of Pete Brown's books, a charming mix of history, adventure, and mishap.
Brick my own
A great read. Very informative if you're into beer and I love his writing style.
OwerSpeed
Very interisting and Funny
Kaghma
A must read for any beer or history buff.
Good reading