"In ancient times, farmers worried about losing precious grain to spoilage during wet winters. So they figured out how to malt grain and brew it into beer, thus preserving a nutritious source of calories. In"The Comic Book Story of Beer, "due out in September, we get a graphical tour of such pivotal moments from the cradle of agriculture to the modern-day craft beer heyday."
Alastair Bland, "NPR"
"This latest hop- and barley-inspired feat certainly deserves a clinking of glasses "The Comic Book Story of Beer"is something all beer, history and comic book nerds can enjoy."
Tiffany Do, "Food Republic
" This book covers the history of beer in easily consumable, pint-sized portions. The only thing it won t give you is a hangover! (Although I confess that it made me thirsty enough to down several beers while reading it.) It s a fun, funny, and enjoyable read exactly what a book about beer should be...even though most aren t.
Zane Lamprey, International Drinking Ambassador and host of Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy, and Chug
A well researched, entertaining, interesting, informative, and iconoclastic account of the history of beer. Everything is covered from beginnings in Mesopotamia, the Black Death, the emergence of hopped beer, and the industrialization and development of brewing science to modern craft brewing, and all is presented in a very attractive graphical form.
Dr. Terry Foster, beer historian, brewer, and author of Pale Ale and Brewing Porters and Stouts
For someone who was a comic book geek before a beer geek, The Comic Book Story of Beer seamlessly melds both worlds. McConnell s lavish art is rich and vibrant, perfectly illustrating the high points of a story as old as civilization itself. Both fun and educational, it nicely shows how beer s story is humankind s story.
Jay R. Brooks, syndicated newspaper columnist and beer writer"show more