The subconscious runs our lives without us realising. That my posts were facing Bavaria with a Stein of Lager in its fist was no coincidence. I suppose it was ineluctable that summer would summon the spirit of Lager.
Which is as good a reason as any to push what I'm totally convinced is the best book ever written about British Lager*.
In a break with tradition, it isn't just a hastily nailed together collection of blog posts. It is that partly, but there's also a coherently-written short history of British Lager at the start of the book.
The book comes in many forms:
I've got the deluxe hardback edition myself. It looks great. And the cover won't easily get bent or folded.
Not got your copy yet? Then buy Lager! now!
* It's also the only one.
Grapes / Grapes of Prestwich, Bury New Road - Grapes of Prestwich, Bury New Road, Prestwich, 1990. (c)deltrems at flickr. The Grapes is traced back to 1877 in David Rowlinson's book, when it was lease...
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