Guinness: The 250-Year Quest for the Perfect Pint
"Joseph Conrad was wrong. The real journey into the Heart of Darkness is recounted within the pages of Bill Yenne's fine book. Guinness (the beer) is a touchstone for brewers and beer lovers the world over. Guinness (the book) gives beer enthusiasts all the information and education necessary to take beer culture out...more
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As the title suggests, it narrates the history of the Guinness Brewery from its foundation in 1759 in Dublin, and through the beginning of the 21st century. The narrative is journeyman-like, so don't expect Simon Winchester or Erik Larson; nonetheless the history is so fascinating that it doesn't need the flourishes of those authors.
Yenne takes us not only through a succession of facts, names, and dates, but also through the passion and spirit that underl...more
Of course, Guinness wouldn’t be Guinness without its creamy crown of foam, but this didn’t start until relatively recently: 1959 to be exact, when Guinness int...more
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