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Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer (Paperback)

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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 Author


    Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey are the writers behind the acclaimed Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog: www.boakandbailey.com. They live in Cornwall.Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey are the writers behind the acclaimed Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog: www.boakandbailey.com. They live in Cornwall.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781781311868
    ISBN-10: 1781311862
    Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication Date: August 1st, 2014
    Pages: 298
    Language: English