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Hodge podge of beer history,
This review is from: Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing (FT Press Science) (Hardcover)
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I'm a beer aficionado and home-brewer, and I still learned from and enjoyed Bamforth's book. He covers various and diverse topics from history of beer, history of breweries, history of the English pub system, brewing concerns, and (if you read all his endnotes, which I recommend) various tangents on cricket, the Premier League, and his past jobs.
The parts I found most fascinating were the origins of breweries and the ensuing corporate mergers and buyouts that have left which brands under which ownership. I also have a renewed respect for Sierra Nevada Brewery after reading about their green initiatives.