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Hops and Glory by Pete Brown
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Hops and Glory

by Pete Brown

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It is a tribute to Pete Brown the human and the author that the tribulations of recreating a voyage of traditional India Pale Ale from Burton on Trent to Calcutta didn't break him, despite fate's best efforts, and that the end result is quite such a satisfying read. Despite its more serious tone and the more challenging personally honest sections to the narrative it's a tremendously enjoyable read and one that was read far more quickly (and in the face of some stiff competition for reading attention) than either of his previous works. Overcoming all the periodic bleakness is an irrepressible sense of humour, with elements that make you want to stop and read bits out to anyone who'll listen.

For full review please see: http://southlondonbook.blogspot.com/2009/06/hops-and-glory-one-mans-search-for-b... ( )
  isynge | Jun 2, 2009 |
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Weaving travel writing and historical research with assured comedy, 'Hops and Glory' is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and an entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever brewed. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2009.… (more)

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