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"...should be on the shelf of anyone who professes to want to learn more about the last 250 years of brewing" (What's Brewing, December 2007)
"...an absorbing tale, brilliantly handled." (New Imbiber, December 2007)
"This is a thoroughly enjoyable, complete chronicle of a great been business." (World Business, December 2007)
For millions of beer lovers the world over, a properly poured pint of Guinness Stout is as close to perfection as beer gets. Each year, fans of the legendary black liquidation enjoy two billion pints of the beer known for its distinctive creamy head and rich drinkability. Ireland's most famous export, Guinness Stoutand the people who have brewed ithold a unique place in the history of beer, business, and Ireland itself.
They say that good things come to those who wait. When you wait on a perfectly poured pint of Guinness Stout, you know you're getting something good. It's more than just a pint of beer; it's a mouthwatering visual presentation of the quality and taste you're about to enjoy. And millions wait patiently for their pint every day. To find out why, famed beer and beverage writer Bill Yenne talks to everyone from Guinness's master brewer to typical pubgoers about the beer they hold dear. Whatever magic makes it so delicious, it's powerful enough to soothe the souls of beer lovers from Dublin to Boston to Buenos Aires to Lagos, and everywhere in between.
But Guinness is more than a delicious beverage, it's also the name of the remarkable family of brewers and entrepreneurs whose story is worthy of legend, and who occupy a prominent place in Irish history. In Guinness, Yenne traces the 250-year tale of the family and its namesake beer. Beginning with Arthur Guinness, the entrepreneur patriarch who first began brewing at St. James's Gate, Dublin, in 1759, the story follows succeeding generations of the Guinness family through the years. Yenne follows not just the fortunes of the family Guinness, but also the development of the brand and the beerfrom Arthur's earliest porter to the beer that is enjoyed in 150 countries today.
For Guinness aficionados, this tale offers an inside look at a legendary brewing company and the craftsmanship and pride that go into every keg. For anyone who hopes to keep their business vibrant and dynamic for the next few centuries, the book offers important lessons on continuity, quality, and innovation. For everyone who loves a good beer story, Guinness offers a perfect pint more than two centuries in the pouring.
Sit back and enjoy.
My son is a long-time Guiness drinker and is enjoying the book on the Guiness Family and history of the brew. Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Joyce Hall
The perfect pint of Guinness takes exactly 119.5 seconds to pour. However, you would be hard-pressed to recount even a fraction of the Guinness story within that time frame. Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Rolf Dobelli
This a great addition to any Guinness Enthusiast's collection!! It's a very informative book with lots of great pics!!Published on July 26, 2008 by Jessica L. Nordenbrock
I think it is a challenge to write a compelling book of history but by selecting a subject like beer, and an internationally respected brand (Guinness), Mr. Read morePublished on November 4, 2007 by Jim Matherly
After reading this book, I am planning on it being my signature gift for the holidays! It will make a great stocking stuffer for my beer drinking friends. Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by A Bolos
Bill Yenne's Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint is a superb read. Yenne looks at the storied history of Guinness and gives the reader a tour from the beginning,... Read morePublished on October 29, 2007 by Brian