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Description - The Secret Life of Beer by Alan D. Eames

Beer has inspired, influenced, and excited human beings for thousands of years and Alan Eames, the certified "king of beer," has travelled the world uncovering THE SECRET LIFE OF BEER. In this book, he reveals untold stories, lore, and references to beer in poetry, song, literature, and history. Readers will be astonished to learn the esoteric facts Eames has uncovered, such as that in most ancient cultures only women were allowed to brew, and for much of history beer was considered a nourishing alternative to drinking water! From its origins among early civilizations to a hallowed place in the history of mankind, the art, the history, the culture, and the mystery of fermented beverages is the subject of historical fact, mythological speculation, and philosophical enquiry. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEER shares bits and pieces of this intriguing cultural history, along with quotes from such diverse beer drinkers as Nietzsche and Charles Darwin, in an inviting, highly browseable format.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781580176019
ISBN-10: 1580176011
Format: Paperback
(107mm x 108mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Storey Books
Publisher: Storey Books
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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