The Books

Hops and Glory: One Man’s Search for the Beer That Built the British Empire

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. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with ‘Barry’ the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like?

“This account of his beer-inspired voyage is as entertaining as it is enlightening.”
London Review of Books

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Three Sheets To The Wind: One Man’s Quest for the Meaning of Beer

Pete Brown’s world is rocked when he discovers several countries drink and celebrate beer far more than we do. At home, meanwhile, people seem to be turning their back on the great British pint. Obviously, the only way to find out what’s going on is to go on the biggest pub crawl ever.

“A fine book. . . the exact tone that a work on this social drug requires.”
The Times

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Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer

In MAN WALKS INTO A PUB, Pete Brown takes us on a well-lubricated pub-crawl through the amazing story of beer, from the first sacred sip of ancient Egyptian bouza to the last pint of lager on a Friday night.

“Like a good drinking companion, Brown tells a remarkable story: a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-related urban phenomena.“
The Times Literary Supplement

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