Marcus Berkmann

A toast to beer, from Plato to Frank Zappa

<p class="p1">A review of Beer: A Global History. Reading about it is second in pleasure only to drinking it</p>

‘He was a wise man who invented beer,’ said Plato, although I imagine he had changed his mind by the following morning. Beer: A Global History (Reaktion, £9.99, Spectator Bookshop, £9.49) is the latest addition to ‘The Edible Series’, following Cake, Caviar, Offal, Wine, Soup and, rather shockingly, Hot Dog into the catalogue.

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