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    I should start by letting you know that I am a complete beer nerd I’m a biochemistry professor and part of a brewing science program at our university and have been an avid homebrewer for over twenty years I love craft beer and even I love learning about the history of beer Thinking about my brewing forefathers stirs up deep profound feelings of brotherhood whenever I brew up a 5 gallon batch So “Hops and Glory” by Pete Brown is definitely my kind of readingThe story details Brown’s adventures as he attempts to recreate the historic journey that gave India Pale Ale it’s name From replicating a historical batch of beer at the Museum Brewery in Burton on Trent Brown recounts his journey by sea to India lugging along an uncooperative barrel of beer in an engaging and humorous narrative Every other chapter focuses on the history of India Pale Ale written in a highly readable and witty form This dual coverage of both the travel account and the history works brilliantly Much than just outlining how India Pale Ale came to be the historical chapters serve to give a great deal of insight into the authors motivation and the kind of person he is Pete Brown is an excellent writer Also he’s obviously a hopeless beer geek like me He seems like someone I’d love to meet and have a few beers with We would likely be fast friends if we lived in the same town I consider Hops and Glory a ‘must read’ for all beer nerds homebrewers and craft beer enthusiasts Also I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy travel writing I am admittedly biased but I would put “Hops and Glory” on the same list as other great travel books that I’ve enjoyed like Bill Bryson’s “A Walk In The Woods” I’m very much looking forward to reading from Pete Brown “Three Sheets To The Wind” is next on my listI raise my pint and toast you Pete keep up the excellent beer writing Cheers


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    The Times Literary Supplement called Pete Brown The beer drinker's Bill Bryson This book weaves the history of how IPA India Pale Ale was born and its significance to professionalizing brewing worldwide The hoppy style that dominated 1800's brewing was all but dead by the late 2000's when a resurgence in North American microbreweries brought it back Writer Pete Brown discovered a few American IPAs and was smitten Stunned at the brew's absence from its birthplace in Britain he researched the drink A crazy idea hit him what if he recreated IPA by brewing with an original 1800s recipe at a brewery using the famous waters of Burton England and then brought it by ship on the long journey to India? Half of the book is his unusual uest to see if months of tropical heat and rolling of the pale ale would result in the fabled original taste We find out when he arrives in Calcutta


  3. says:

    uite possibly one of the best books I read this year this is not only a novel to make a food drinks fan avidly wait another paragraph that deals with beer and other drinks such as madeira which are also described when pertinent but also one to entice the reader to await the next chapter that once again speaks of the East India Company and the British RajI have this far not mentioned the scope that this work has as a modern travelogue and one should definitely also keep this aspect in mind A journey from Burton to Calcutta is an adventure any way one describes it and Mr Brown's one even so than the usualThe other thing that definitely needs to be mentioned is the light hearted approach that the author has taken This makes reading easy and it also makes a lot of topics that can be very controversial such as the British Raj less so as nothing is deemed too important to impugn The author achieves the goal of writing about the social aspect of history without making the reader bored and while encouraging them to thinkOverall the above aspects come together in a novel which describes food drinks the history thereof as well as the history of the peoples who consumed these The gritty pictures are painted where the topics call for these while the characters Mr Brown mentions whether from three centuries ago or yestereve come alive in all their faults and merits Read it there's something in this book for everyone


  4. says:

    Did not finishBarely got beyond chapter one Could not work up the enthusiasm to read it


  5. says:

    Hops and Glory tells the story of one man uest to recreate and replicate the epic journey that turned swill into the glory that is IPA Pete Brown book is a masterful melding of a travelogue history and damn good story tellingFrom the moment I started reading this book I knew I was in for something special and a little off the beaten track The authors love for his subject borders on severe OCD at times and the cast of characters we meet along he way are larger than lifeSo join the author on this trip of a life time and take back a step in time as well as getting a look at the rise of the beer to it's new heights


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    Hops and Glory One Man's Search For The Beer That Built The British Empire 2009 Being the our book club is called the Ale Literate Book Club and is sponsored each month by the 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan Wisconsin it seemed only fitting that after several years of the club we read a book well about beer In this case the beer is India Pale Ale or IPA as it is known and my absolute favorite style Pete Brown a travel writing beer loving writer from the UK decided one evening while of course drinking to brew an original recipe India Pale Ale and then take it by ship on the famous journey from England around the Horn of Africa to India just the way it traveled in those glory days of the British Empire Reason? To write a book about it of course but to see once and for all if the legend was true that the beer actually took on an amazing uality by virtue of the journey the months spent at sea sloshing about in varying weather conditions Very uickly Brown realizes that he just may have swigged than he can swallow So we follow Pete as he searches for the beginnings of pale ale in the breweries of England most notably of Burton on Trent once the brewing capital of the UK; tries to find ships that still follow the traditional ocean route to India; brews the beer; and makes his way not without considerable incident to Calcutta India And how has the beer survived? You'll have to read it to find out Hops and Glory is also full of brewing history history of shipping empire building the clashing of cultures greed wealth and intoxication Brown roughly alternates chapters from his current exploits with those chapters telling the history of the beer and its journey he's attempting to recreate All around it's an easy read enjoyable full of interesting history and facts particularly if you're a fan of IPAs


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    Before refrigeration it was impossible to brew beer in India which was a serious issue for the early ex pats Beer could be shipped out but it took a long time 9 months via the Cape and was freuently spolit by the time it arrived Brewers realized that beer which was high in alcohol abd stuffed full of hops which are a preservative had the best chance of making it Indeed for beer like this a 9 month journey wasn't an obstacle buy an opportunity for marvellous flavours to emerge India Pale Ale IPA the world's finest beer style and Britain;s greatest contribution to world cuisine was bornPete Brown had the marvellous idea of recreating this journey taking a keg of specially brewed IPA by sea to India In between recounting his adventures he tells the history of the beer style and its connections with the Raj the famous brewery town Butron on Trent and the syle's disappearence and re emergence thanks to the micro brewers of the US If you don't like the subject you might find the somewhat colouial style irritating but you have to admit the author has a great eye for a story he also wrote a history of The George Inn in Southwark


  8. says:

    Hops and Glory is a rich and delightful read combining insightful historical research with a madcap travelogue and the anthropomorphism of a beer keg The essence of craft beer appreciation is captured by tying contemporary innovation and insanity within tradition and historical context What could be wackier than making a beer that is too strongly flavored sending it by sea around the cape of Good Hope and hoping it is drinkable in India's sweltering climate? What could be traditional? There are few beer styles with such a popular proud and misunderstood story than the India Pale ale Peter Brown follows the East India Company both literally and figuratively to give context to the development of this beverage and globalization in general while sparing no criticism of the faults and flaws of British colonialism The author also transformed oft pedantic footnotes into glorious comedic asides


  9. says:

    Very interesting book Goes over the story of the Indian Pale Ale my favorite type of beer while at the same time accounting for the author's attempt to recreate the trip of the original IPA barrels Pete Brown travels from England to India by boat making this book not only historically interesting but also a rather entertaining travel book of sorts Very entertaining if only a bit long towards the end


  10. says:

    Brown did a great job of balancing the history of IPA within his personal journey to take a keg of IPA brewed as close to the original recipe as possible from England to India by boat His humourous style keeps the book from becoming too dry when covering historical details and makes you laugh along with him when he recounts obstacles he facedI'd recommend this book for people who love beer andor humour writing


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One man's search for the beer that built the British Empire the original IPA The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi mythical beer specially invented in the 19th century to travel halfway around the world through storms and tropical sunshine and arrive in perfect condition for a long cold drink on an Indian verandah But although you can still buy beers with ‘IPA’ on the label they are to be frank a pale imitation of the original For the first time in 140 years a keg of Burton IPA has be. I should start by letting you know that I am a complete beer nerd I’m a biochemistry professor and part of a brewing science program at our university and have been an avid homebrewer for over twenty years I love craft beer and even I love learning about the history of beer Thinking about my brewing forefathers stirs up deep profound feelings of brotherhood whenever I brew up a 5 gallon batch So “Hops and Glory” by Pete Brown is definitely my kind of readingThe story details Brown’s adventures as he attempts to recreate the historic journey that gave India Pale Ale it’s name From replicating a historical batch of beer at the Museum Brewery in Burton on Trent Brown recounts his journey by sea to India lugging along an uncooperative barrel of beer in an engaging and humorous narrative Every other chapter focuses on the history of India Pale Ale written in a highly readable and witty form This dual coverage of both the travel account and the history works brilliantly Much than just outlining how India Pale Ale came to be the historical chapters serve to give a great deal of insight into the authors motivation and the kind of person he is Pete Brown is an excellent writer Also he’s obviously a hopeless beer geek like me He seems like someone I’d love to meet and have a few beers with We would likely be fast friends if we lived in the same town I consider Hops and Glory a ‘must read’ for all beer nerds homebrewers and craft beer enthusiasts Also I would highly recommend it to those who enjoy travel writing I am admittedly biased but I would put “Hops and Glory” on the same list as other great travel books that I’ve enjoyed like Bill Bryson’s “A Walk In The Woods” I’m very much looking forward to reading from Pete Brown “Three Sheets To The Wind” is next on my listI raise my pint and toast you Pete keep up the excellent beer writing Cheers Zoo in a glass; a semi mythical beer specially Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking & Travelling in Singapore and Malasia invented The Web and The Wing in the 19th century to travel halfway around the world through storms and tropical sunshine and arrive The Web and The Wing in perfect condition for a long cold drink on an Indian verandah But although you can still buy beers with ‘IPA’ on the label they are to be frank a pale Vernon Downs imitation of the original For the first time An Alpha's Trust in 140 years a keg of Burton IPA has be. 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Ith assured comedy Hops and Glory is both a rollicking raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced About The Author Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley South Yorkshire Since 1991 he has worked in advertising specializing in 'beer' accounts He is a committee member of the The British Guild Of Beer Writers writes regularly for the beer press and freuently appears on television to talk about you guessed it beer He lives in London. Before refrigeration it was impossible to brew beer in India which was a serious issue for the early ex pats Beer could be shipped out but it took a long time 9 months via the Cape and was freuently spolit by the time it arrived Brewers realized that beer which was high in alcohol abd stuffed full of hops which are a preservative had the best chance of making it Indeed for beer like this a 9 month journey wasn't an obstacle buy an opportunity for marvellous flavours to emerge India Pale Ale IPA the world's finest beer style and Britain;s greatest contribution to world cuisine was bornPete Brown had the marvellous idea of recreating this journey taking a keg of specially brewed IPA by sea to India In between recounting his adventures he tells the history of the beer style and its connections with the Raj the famous brewery town Butron on Trent and the syle's disappearence and re emergence thanks to the micro brewers of the US If you don't like the subject you might find the somewhat colouial style irritating but you have to admit the author has a great eye for a story he also wrote a history of The George Inn in Southwark