By Bill Yenne
A wonderfully poured heritage of the world's maximum beer.
"Joseph Conrad was once mistaken. the genuine trip into the center of Darkness is stated in the pages of invoice Yenne's wonderful e-book. Guinness (the beer) is a touchstone for brewers and beer fanatics across the world. Guinness (the ebook) provides beer lovers all of the info and schooling essential to take beer tradition out of the clutches of sunshine lagers and again into the darkish a long time. Cheers!"
-Sam Calagione, proprietor, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and writer of Brewing Up a enterprise, severe Brewing, and Beer or Wine?
"Marvelous! As invoice Yenne embarks on his epic quest for the right pint, he is taking us alongside on a paranormal travel into the depths of all issues Guinness. Interweaving the stories of the world's maximum beer and the kingdom that spawned it, Yenne introduces us to a solid of characters helpful of a dozen novels, a brewery actually dripping with background, and-of course-the one-and-only option to correctly pour a pint. you could flavor the stout porter on each page."
-Dan Roam, writer of The again of the serviette: fixing difficulties and promoting principles with photographs
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Belle and that i floored one other chicken betwixt the pair people, and that i might be no performed with the current amanuensing racket than I shall positioned myself outdoor a pint of Guinness. —Robert Louis Stevenson (letter from Samoa, February 19, 1893) pricey Jack, this white mug that with Guinness I fill, And drink to the overall healthiness of candy Nan of the Hill, was Tommy Tosspot’s, as jovial a sot, As e’er drew a spigot, or drain’d an entire pot— In consuming all around ‘twas his pleasure to surpass, And with all merry tipplers he swigg’d off his glass. —William Makepeace Thackeray (from Burlesques, 1880) That’s why humans search for that Holy Grail of the fitting pint. they arrive to eire searching for the simplest pint. everyone is consistently searching for that. Even I’m trying to find that ideal pint. That’s why Guinness is this sort of legend. —Guinness grasp Brewer Fergal Murray Contents Notes on Measurements and Terminology vii Acknowledgments viii Prologue: The World’s maximum Beer advent: what's Guinness Stout? 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine Origins Arthur Guinness, Brewer A relations company Generations and Dynasties Bottlers and the Export exchange construction revenues whereas development Rails A Public corporation The Guinness international visitors To the Ends of the Earth, and Manchester, Too 10 struggle at domestic and overseas v ix xiii 1 eleven 25 35 forty three forty nine fifty five sixty five seventy five eighty one vi CONTENTS eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 hassle, Triumph, and the Toucan Brewed in Britain and the United States, Too global struggle II The Postwar Years nice males and nice rules A relatives enterprise at 2 hundred Nitrogenation, the relatively nice thought a beer known as Harp Into Africa, Malaysia, and past Diversification and enlargement The Watershed Decade A Widget within the Pint A starting to be corporation and the fitting Pint Guinness within the Twenty-First Century contained in the Gate with the grasp Brewer 87 103 111 119 129 137 one hundred forty five 151 one hundred fifty five a hundred sixty five 171 187 193 205 215 Epilogue: The World’s maximum Beer 225 Appendix A: Generations of the Guinness relations within the management of the kin company 229 Appendix B: Guinness Head Brewers 233 Bibliography 237 in regards to the writer 239 Index 241 Notes on Measurements and Terminology For old reasons, quantity measurements are said within the unit of dimension used on the time. S. R. Dennison and Oliver MacDonagh of Cork collage Press word that Guinness measured beer in hogsheads which include fifty two imperial gallons and barrels which include 32 gallons earlier than 1881 and 36 gallons thereafter. An imperial gallon is the same as 1. 2 U. S. gallons. by means of comparability, U. S. barrels (when used as a kind of dimension) comprise 31 U. S. gallons. A U. S. gallon is the same as hectoliters. foreign money figures are commonly given in British kilos Sterling, the shape of foreign money within which the knowledge used to be initially calculated. In 1900, a pound was once worthy $4. eighty five in then-current U. S. money, and in 1939 (on the eve of global battle II), it used to be $4. 00. In 1950, a pound used to be worthy approximately $2. eighty and, in 1980, it was once worthy approximately $2. 22. In 2000, a pound used to be equivalent to $1. forty five and at press time it was once round $2.