“Brew Britannia,” by Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey

Non-fiction, 2014

A history of cask and craft ale and the spirited fight back against the big brewers and bland beers, featuring a cast of plucky eccentrics, improvisers and risk takers. A well written book, although this could be deadly for anyone not interested in the history and development of beer. This could both restrict the book’s audience and make for hard work for the non-enthusiast to get through, although for those who want it, this is a decent reference book. As good a place, I suspect, to get into the worlds and conflicts of CAMRA, Watneys and Brewdog.

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