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October 2017

Miracle Brew with Aeronaut Brewing

18th October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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From the publisher: Beer is the third most popular drink on the planet, yet few people know the full story behind its four ingredients. In his new book Miracle Brew, Pete Brown—an award-winning British beer writer who has been called the “beer drinker’s Bill Bryson” by the Times Literary Supplement—presents a complete natural history of beer and emphasizes the importance of place—or terroir—that each ingredient brings to the finished glass. He travels from the vast hop gardens of the Yakima…

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Miracle Brew with Henderson Brewing

22nd October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson Brewing, 128A Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario M6R2B7 Canada
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Free entry

From the publisher: Beer is the third most popular drink on the planet, yet few people know the full story behind its four ingredients. In his new book Miracle Brew, Pete Brown—an award-winning British beer writer who has been called the “beer drinker’s Bill Bryson” by the Times Literary Supplement—presents a complete natural history of beer and emphasizes the importance of place—or terroir—that each ingredient brings to the finished glass. He travels from the vast hop gardens of the Yakima…

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Adventures in the Nature of Beer

23rd October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harpoon Brewing, 306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$20

From the publisher: Beer is the third most popular drink on the planet, yet few people know the full story behind its four ingredients. In his new book Miracle Brew, Pete Brown—an award-winning British beer writer who has been called the “beer drinker’s Bill Bryson” by the Times Literary Supplement—presents a complete natural history of beer and emphasizes the importance of place—or terroir—that each ingredient brings to the finished glass. He travels from the vast hop gardens of the Yakima…

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Miracle Brew at Off The Shelf Festival

27th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hallam Hall, Hallam Hall, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1WB
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£12

This book explores the nature and science of each of beer’s main four ingredients, and why each one is truly special in ways you’ve probably never thought about. At this talk I’ll be going through each ingredient, and we’ll be tasting beers that show the character of each one.

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September 2019

Miracle Brew at the Tenby Arts Festival

23rd September 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HARBWR BREWERY, Sergeants Lane
Tenby,

Miracle Brew is a globetrotting adventure through the nature of beer. Recent research shows that only 22% of people know what beer is made of, which is bizarre when you consider it is the third most popular drink in the world – after tea and coffee. Pete Brown, an award-winning writer who has been called the “beer drinker’s Bill Bryson”, presents a complete natural history of the drink, emphasising the importance of place – or terroir – to each of beer’s…

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June 2022

Miracle Brew at the Ashbourne Festival

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place,
Ashbourne, DE6 1ES United Kingdom
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£12

We’ve been brewing and drinking beer for thousands of years, without understanding how or why the brewing process works. In the Middle Ages, yeast was called ‘godisgoode’ because no one had any idea what fermentation was. Malting barley, too, has for centuries seemed genuinely wondrous: it’s only in the last 200 years that science has identified and understood how man and yeast work together to gently (or not so gently) persuade this humble grain to give up its sugary stash…

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