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    The Philosophy of Beer

    Become a mastermind in beer with practical advice on brewing and tasting from Britain's first ever Beer Sommelier of the Year. Continuing a growing British Library series of popular drink-related Philosophies on coffee, tea, wine and gin, this is an astonishing history of the beverage from 13,000-year-old evidence of beer's existence to its widespread enjoyment today, full of anecdotes to impress beer connoisseurs.

    Have you ever wondered about the difference between a lager and an ale? Or marvelled at how, with only four basic ingredients, there can be around 150 different styles of beer in existence?

    Raise a glass with Jane Peyton as she distils practical advice from the rich history of the nation's favourite beverage. This fascinating insight spans the earliest evidence of beer 13,000 years ago, through its central role in monasteries and aboard naval ships, to its enduring popularity today. Illustrated with beautiful engravings and posters from the British Library collections, this book will quench your thirst for knowledge, with everything you need to know to become a mastermind in beer.

    Publication date: 08/04/21

    Author: Jane Peyton

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 112 pages

    Binding: Hardback

    Dimensions: 200 x 130