The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution

November 19, 2018 - Comment

A New York Times Best Seller A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world’s favorite brew. The History of Beer Comes to Life! We drink it. We love it. But how much do we really

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A New York Times Best Seller

A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world’s favorite brew.

The History of Beer Comes to Life!

We drink it. We love it. But how much do we really know about beer? Starting from around 7000 BC, beer has emerged as a major element driving humankind’s development, a role it has continued to play through today’s craft brewing explosion. With The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever nonfiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage, you can follow along from the very beginning, as authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith team up with illustrator Aaron McConnell to present the key figures, events, and, yes, beers that shaped and frequently made history. No boring, old historical text here, McConnell’s versatile art style—moving from period-accurate renderings to cartoony diagrams to historical caricatures and back—finds an equal and effective partner in the pithy, informative text of Hennessey and Smith presented in captions and word balloons on each page. The end result is a filling mixture of words and pictures sure to please the beer aficionado and comics geek alike.

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Anonymous says:

Excellent book! Do you like beer?Do you like graphic novels?If you answered “yes” to at least one of those questions, then there is a good chance you will like this book.If you answered in the affirmative for both of those questions, then what are you doing wasting your time reading reviews? You already know this book is explicitly for you. It costs the same as like 3 or 4 pints, but the upshot is that you won’t be peeing the book a couple of hours later…

Anonymous says:

I will read it over and over! What a terrific book! This book takes an exciting tour of human history from the perspective of the world’s greatest drink. A must read for anyone who enjoys the many breweries and beer styles available today. The story of beer is told as a seamless thread through ancient civilizations, empires, religions, wars and corporate growth. The final triumph of beer’s resurgence in American craft beer makes us “astonishingly lucky to find ourselves drinking beer at the best time to do so in…

Anonymous says:

Grab a glass of your favorite brew and read this! A conversation with my husband about the history of beer led me to look for a book on the subject. I didn’t want a dry treatise, just an entertaining and informative overview and this graphic novel on the history of my favorite beverage seemed to be just the thing. And it was! Answered all my questions and was super fun to read. Highly recommended (and I further recommend that it be read with a glass of your own favorite brew at your elbow!)

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