Pete Brown (writer)

Pete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world. He has written ten books; Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, Hops and Glory, Shakespeare's Local, World's Best Cider, The Pub, Miracle Brew, The Apple Orchard, Pie Fidelity and Craft: An Argument. [1] Brown, who was born in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, lives in London.

Pete Brown
Born1968
Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
OccupationAuthor, essayist, beer expert
NationalityBritish
Period2004-present
GenreBeer, Travel
Notable worksMan Walks Into a Pub (2004)
Three Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Hops and Glory (2009)
Shakespeare's Local (2012)

CareerEdit

Brown attended the University of St Andrews.[2] He spent the early part of his career copywriting, including writing advertising for Stella Artois and Heineken, before writing his debut book Man Walks Into a Pub in 2004, a history of drink and drinking.[3] His second effort, Three Sheets to the Wind, was published in 2007 and explores the differences and similarities in drinking cultures around the world. Brown travelled 45,000 miles and visited 13 countries researching the book.[4] In Brown's third book, Hops and Glory, he retraces the historical journey of India Pale Ale, from Burton-on-Trent in England to Kolkata, India, taking a specially brewed barrel of the beer along with him. The book's working title was Pale and Interesting.[5]

Brown has also appeared on television as an authority on beer, as well giving talks and lectures on the subject, including at the 2009 Latitude Festival.[6] Brown was named the British Guild of Beer Writers' Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2016.[7] He is currently Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers. [8]

BibliographyEdit

  • Man Walks Into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer (2004)
  • Three Sheets to the Wind: One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer (2007)
  • Hops and Glory: One Man's Search for the Beer that Built the British Empire (2009)
  • Shakespeare's Local: Six Centuries of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub - Radio 4 Book of the Week
  • World's Best Cider: Taste, Tradition and Terroir, from Somerset to Seattle (2013) (with Bill Bradshaw) - Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book Award
  • The Pub: A Cultural Institution from Country Inns to Craft Beer Bars and Corner Locals (2016) - Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book Award
  • The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit (2016) - Radio 4 Book of the Week, shortlisted for the 2016 André Simon Food & Drink Book Award
  • Miracle Brew: Adventures in the Nature of Beer (2017) - Shortlisted for the 2017 André Simon Food and Drink Book Award
  • Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food (2019)
  • Craft: An Argument (2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pete Brown". Pan Macmillan. Retrieved 14 August 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ Three Sheets to the Wind: One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer By Pete Brown
  3. ^ "Review: Man Walks Into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer by Pete Brown". The Guardian. London. 2003-06-28. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Intrepid Pete's Adventure". The Scotsman. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Passage to India Pale Ale". Morning Advertiser. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  6. ^ "The Second-Best Beer Drinker in Britain: Sun, Rain and Jeremy Hardy". USA Today. Retrieved 14 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Pete Brown: What a year!". The Publican. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  8. ^ says, Richard Morrice (July 2, 2018). "Guild appoints Pete Brown as Chair". The British Guild of Beer Writers.

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