Hops and Glory

Hops and Glory

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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 a€˜IPAa€™ 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 been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britaina€™s best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with a€˜Barrya€™ the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like? Weaving first-class travel writing with 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.The Serena is arguably Nairobia#39;s finest hotel, and Tusker, East Africaa#39;s best- selling beer, is a brand I love and a beer thata#39;s potent with great memories. ... Ia#39;m 8, 000 miles from home, and feel even further away from anything to do with my impending sea voyage to India. But in the ... a#39;It is our winter now, a#39; they keep telling us as if, one or two degrees south of the equator, this makes much difference. Ia#39;ve leftanbsp;...

Title:Hops and Glory
Author:Pete Brown
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2011-08-19


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