Item no.: 22227865387-500
A deft examination of the distinctiveness of the Scots, from the monsters (Nessie and Haggis) to the dress and language. A solid introduction to the history and current state of beer, breweries and pubs. A guide to what to drink and the best pubs to drink it in, accompanied by beer recipes along the way. The book is written by Torben Stephen Mathews, a native Englishman with a love of languages, football and beer. He has a broad knowledge of the beer universe thanks to countless study trips over the past 20 years in preparation for themed lectures, which have also resulted in two books on beer and food and a TV series focusing on the new Danish microbreweries. Author's foreword "This book is intended as a solid introduction to Scottish brewing and an informal guide for beer lovers and epicureans, such as myself, to beery and culinary experiences with a focus on good pubs, good breweries and their products, liberally spiced with interesting stops along the way and anecdotes from personal experiences. Some will probably think that seriousness is in short supply, but a "Trip to..." was never intended - how to get there, where to change money, which side of the road to drive on, what "my kitchen sink is blocked" is called in Scottish and the opening hours of museums (useful because it rains a lot!), all this is left to the reader and other works. Others will certainly miss in-depth analysis of the many social problems in this small country. Again, I'm skating elegantly around this, because it's not the domain of this book. However, hopefully you will find inspiration for nationwide odysseys and beer crawls and reasons to smile every now and then while crawling, or to let out satisfied grunts while tasting, here. Haa a guid journey - god tur!"
Author: Torben Mathews
isbn: 13 978874060606027 isbn: 10 874060606023
Edition/year 1 / 2015
Page count: 200