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The Philosophy of Beer
The Philosophy of Beer

The Philosophy of Beer

British Library Philosophy of series


112 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: July 2021

ISBN 9780712353472

Rights: US, CA, SAM & MX

British Library Publishing (Jul 2021)

Price: $16.95


Have you ever wondered about the difference between a lager and an ale? Or marveled at how, with only four basic ingredients, there are around 150 different styles of beer? In The Philosophy of Beer, Jane Peyton, the UK’s first Beer Sommelier of the Year, distills practical advice from the incredible history of this beverage, spanning the earliest evidence of beer 13,000 years ago, its central role in monasteries and on naval ships, its significance in the discovery of cholera, and its enduring popularity today. This fascinating insight into beer’s rich history will teach you how to taste like a professional, how best to match beer with food, and even how to brew it yourself! Quench your thirst for knowledge with everything you need to know to be a mastermind of beer!

Author Biography

Jane Peyton is an award-winning writer and alcoholic drinks expert. She is the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier) and Principal of the School of Booze. Jane is also the author of a number of books including The Philosophy of Gin, published by the British Library.