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    DescriptionThis delightful book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about real ale - from its first recorded brewing by the Sumerians 5,000 years ago through its spread to Europe via the cultivation of grains to its establishment as a British favourite. Did you know beer was buried with the Pharaohs in Egypt and used as an offering to the gods? Or that in Norse mythology, a warrior who died in battle would go to Valhalla and be entitled to drink as much beer as he wanted? "Real Ale" unearths all these unknown snippets and is packed with trivia that will inform and entertain.From the origins and history of brews like Bitter, originated in Burton-on-Trent due to the particular style of the water supply, and Black Beer created as a prophylactic against scurvy, this tantalising book includes accessible recipes for brewing and cooking classic beer dishes like Beef and Guinness stew and Welsh rarebit. With delicious recipes alongside little known facts, "Real Ale" will appeal to everyone from the avid foodie to anyone who simply savours a good pint.


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    Title
    Real Ale
    Subtitle
    Recipes, History, Snippets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Laws
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 162 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 154 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091930219
    ISBN 10: 0091930219
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14530
    DC22: 641.23
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    Thema V1.0: WBA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    16 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bill Laws is a writer and social historian, based in Herefordshire. The author of ten books and has written about country crafts including cider-making and brewing for publications including the Guardian and Daily Telegraph, Period House, BBC History and BBC's Who Do You Think You Are. He currently edits a series of journals and books on country matters, the latest being the social history of a West Midlands livestock market, A Slap of the Hand. Bill also runs a small photographic library, Arkitype.