Brew Britannia

Brew Britannia The Strange Rebirth of British Beer

Paperback (19 Jun 2014)

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In a barn in Somerset, plans are afoot to ferment a beer-cider hybrid with wild yeast that blows on the wind, while in Yorkshire an almost extinct style of ‘salty ’n’ sour’ wheat beer is being resurrected for the 21st century. Fifty years ago, this would have seemed impossible.

Back then the prospects for British beer looked weak, sweet, bland and fizzy, as colossal combines took over the industry, closing local breweries and putting profit before palate. Yet today the number of breweries is at a post-war high, with over a thousand in operation. Whether you drink traditional, CAMRA-approved ‘real ale’ or prefer a super-strong, fruit-infused, barrel-aged Belgian-style ‘saison’, you are spoilt for choice.

In Brew Britannia acclaimed beer bloggers Boak and Bailey tell the story of a very British fightback. Following a cast of bloody-minded City bankers, hippie microbrewers, style gurus, a Python, and a lot of men in pubs, they reveal how punter power pulled the humble pint back from the brink.

About the Publisher

Aurum Press

Aurum Press

Shortlisted this year for the Bookseller Industry Award for Independent Publisher of the Year, Aurum will publish gripping world WWII dramas like The Secret Listeners (McKay’s fascinating follow-up to last year’s bestseller) revealing biographies including Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall, The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen and the paperback edition of Fred Trueman: The Authorised Biography (winner of the Wisden Book of the Year 2012 and The Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year 2012 and shortlisted for both Cricket Book of the Year and New Writer of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards) and spectacular illustrated film books such as The Fairest One of All: The Making of Snow White.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781311868
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Imprint: Aurum Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.47663420941
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 374g
Height: 139mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 24mm