The Comic Book Story of Beer

The Comic Book Story of Beer

The World's Favorite Beverage From 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution

eBook - 2015 | First edition
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A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world's favorite brew. Starting from about 7,000 BC, The Comic Book Story of Beer traces beer's influence through world history, encapsulating early man's experiments with fermentation, the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, the (often beer-related) factors that led Europe out of the Dark Ages, the Age of Exploration, the spread of capitalism, the Reformation, and on up to the contemporary explosion of craft brewing. No book has ever told the story of beer in a graphic format as a liberating or emancipating force that improved the life of everyday people. Visually riffing on abstract subjects like pasteurization, "original gravity," and "lagering," artist Aaron McConnell has a flair for cinematic action and demonstrates versatility in depicting characters and ...
Publisher: New York : Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1607746360 (electronic bk.)
9781607746362 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 663.42 HEN
Characteristics: 1 online resource (173 pages) : chiefly color illustrations
text file,rda
Additional Contributors: Smith, Mike 1971-
McConnell, Aaron 1976-


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Aug 22, 2018

Nice little opus on historical drink with crisp art, & script for adults.
Didn't expect god or goddess related to beer though.
Would be nice if it had larger bibliography for newbie to beer snobs to further read.

Jan 15, 2018

I quite enjoyed this. It strikes a kind of middle ground historically. Seeing as it is a comic book, it can only be kind of simplistic and not very nuanced

Definitely does have some issues but all things considered ....

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

The title says it all for this unique history book, full of facts and stories about everybody's favorite alcoholic beverage. Good for history buffs and beer snobs alike.

Aug 08, 2016

A great history of beer. How it used to be brewed, how it come to be so industrial and homogenized in the 50s and 60s and then how craft beer re-exploded in more recent times. A great read if your curious about what makes beer varieties different and how they came about.

Cmlibrary_MDodds Dec 14, 2015

A really interesting read. I enjoyed that it was a graphic novel, it made it more interesting to read.


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