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Notes On A Beermat: Drinking and Why It's Necessary

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First published in 2001 to national acclaim, Notes on a Beermat is Nicholas Pashley’ s ode to the amber nectar of the gods, a witty meditation on beer and everything that goes with it— from socializing to the solitary pleasures of a beer and a book, to the qualities necessary in a good pub.

Most books about beer focus on the beverage itself, how to make it and how to buy it
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ebook, 336 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published September 30th 2008)
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Teena in Toronto
It's a funny and interesting read about beer.

In addition, Pashley talks about pubs all over the world. He lives in Toronto and I've been to some of the ones he mentions here.

Especially interesting is the Subway Game ... you pick a subway station you've never been to. Then you proceed to find a licensed establishment and have a beer. And then move on to the next place and so on. It's not about winning or losing points ... it's about finding hidden treasures. Gord and I sort of do that on occasion
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Philip
Jun 11, 2012 marked it as aborted  ·  review of another edition
The synopsis said this thing was supposed to be funny. Well it's "funny" allright but it's sure not humourous! I struggled along for about 60% of an eBook and had about one slight chuckle and then I gave up! This book is one long boring infomercial for a bunch of microbreweries and British pubs and reads like it is written by a typical snobbish Britisher putting down anything done by us poor Colonials!
Brian Greiner
This is an enjoyable read about the pleasures of drinking, and the social aspects thereof. Very Toronto-oriented. Although it takes a humorous approach, it isn't a laugh-out-loud sort of book. It is, rather, a collection of light-hearted essays.
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An amusing bathroom reader. There I said it.
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