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Brewing in London

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At the start of the eighteenth century London had almost 200 breweries producing close on 2 million barrels of beer every year, making the mighty metropolis the brewing capital of the world. By 1976, when the once-mighty Whitbread halted production at their famous Chiswell Street headquarters, there were only nine brewers left in the capital.

The story of brewing in London is the story of the rise and fall of an industry that gave the world such famous beer styles as porter, stout, brown ale and India pale ale. It is a story of innovation and growth, and ultimately of decline and homogenisation.

This fully illustrated book explores the colourful and fascinating liquid history of brewing in the capital, from the glory years when the likes of Barclay Perkins, Charrington, Truman’s and Whitbread were household names, through to the dark days of the 1970s and 1980s when the industry’s decline looked terminal.

But this is a story with a happy ending for, as Brewing in London reveals, the noble art of beer making is once again thriving in the capital as an ever-increasing number of micro and craft brewers have transformed the city into one of the most exciting beer destinations on the planet.

Book ISBN 9781445670256

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jul 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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