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The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer

by: William Bostwick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2014)


Staff Pick by comrade: CP

I love beer and this book is a perfect complement to a tasty brew. Bostwick delves into the global history of beer and tries his hand at brewing all kinds of ancient recipes along the way. He provides historical context for why beer developed the way it has. Very engaging, fun to read and well-written, you feel as if you are enjoying each beer alongside the author. So pour yourself a pint and savor the history in the glass.