The Philosophy of Beer by Jane Peyton


A concise beer history book full of beer facts and trivia and how beer changed the world.

For at least 13,000 years Beer, the world’s favourite alcoholic drink, has been keeping humans happy and their social lives healthy. The Philosophy of Beer, an enlightening and engaging book, examines the significance of beer to humans throughout recorded history, how beer has been used as medicine for thousands of years, why the adoption of hops in brewing was revolutionary, how to taste beer like a pro, how to match beer with food, and other fascinating subjects to turn you into a Beer mastermind!

Written by Jane Peyton, beer sommelier, award-winning writer, and Principal of the School of Booze.  If you drink gin then check out Jane’s book The Philosophy of Gin.

Emma Inch, beer writer and producer and host of Fermentation Radio Beer & Brewing Show

Jane’s book is a celebration of beer as something central to human existence; a drink that unites human beings across both geography and time. Her devotion to beer is clear in the way she covertly delivers enough information to turn you into an expert whilst you’re just busy enjoying the stories. Reading this book is like a tour of the archives with an expert and a trip to the pub with a friend all rolled into one!

Roger Protz, Leading Beer Writer And Author of Numerous Books On Beer & Pubs

Hats off to Jane for writing this brilliantly researched book that turns the spotlight on our national drink……  This is a lively, well-written and witty overview of the subject.  

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