“In the end, Three Sheets to the Wind demonstrates how, even though we enjoy beer differently, we’re all fundamentally the same.” —Freetime Magazine“an epic pub crawl across the globe.” —Booklist
From the Back Cover
If we’re living in the global village, where’s it’s pub?Meet Pete Brown: beer journalist, beer drinker and author of an irreverent book about British beer, Man Walks Into A Pub. One day, Peter’s world is rocked when he discovers there are several countries that produce, consume and celebrate beer far more than we do. The Germans claim they make the best beer in the world, the Australians consider its consumption a patriotic duty, the Spanish regard lager as a new trendy youth drink and the Japanese have built a skyscraper in the shape of a foaming glass of their favourite brew. At home, meanwhile, people seem to be turning their back on the pleasures of the great British pint. What’s going on?Obviously, the only way to find out was to go on the biggest pub crawl ever. Drinking in more than three hundred bars in twenty-seven towns in thirteen different countries on four different continents, Pete puts on a stone in weight and does irrecoverable damage to his health in the pursuit of saloon bar enlightenment. Attitudes to beer and its drinking provide unique insight into the off-duty, celebratory soul of nations. In the course of his quest, Pete meets a wild cast of bleary eyed eccentrics and samples legendary brews in legendary establishments from Sydney to Munich to Barnsley.Three Sheets To The Wind is a joyous, hilarious life changing adventure to the heart to beer.Praise For Man Walks Into A Pub:‘… a stream of fascinating facts, etymologies and pub-relates urban planning phenomena… hilarious’ Times Literary Supplement‘Packed with bar-room, bet-winning facts and entertaining digressions, this is a book which every pub-goer will want’ Express ‘It’s doubtful whether previous round have managed to convey so much history and information… with such wit, entertaining personal insights, and occasional laddish crudity’ Yorkshire Post
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Great Book on Beer.
This is the first review I’ve written on a book… actually on anything. But, I HAD to write something on this one. It definitely deserved it. This is my new beer bible! This book has a place of honor behind my bar. It is a definite “must read” for anyone even remotely interested in beer, it’s history, and the many places around the world where it’s served. I couldn’t put this book down. You won’t be disappointed, I promise! Cheers!
If you’ve ever sat in a pub with a pint and wondered how people approach their beer drinking in other countries (or how it is brewed, marketed, served, and what food is served with it), you’ll enjoy this book! The author combines a healthy dose of British humor with a genuine love of beer to recount his world travels. Warning: I was subject to occasional intense cravings of the beers that Mr. Brown drank around the world while reading.
- Title: Three Sheets to the Wind: One Man’s Quest for the Meaning of Beer
- Autor: Pete Brown
- Publisher (Publication Date): Pan Macmillan; New edition edition (April 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0330442473
- ISBN-13: | 978-0330442473
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