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    • Miracle Brew: Hops, Barley, Water, Yeast and the Nature of Beer

    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Pete Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    From the Lambic breweries of Belgium, where beer is fermented with wild yeasts drawn down from the air around the brewery, to the aquifers below Burton-on-Trent, where the brewing water is rumored to contain life-giving qualities, Miracle Brew tells the full story behind the amazing role each of these fantastic four - a grass, a weed, a fungus, and water - has to play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • educational and entertaining

    • By james aldridge on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hops and Glory

    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world and arrive in perfect condition for a cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, and the man carrying it is Pete Brown, Britain's best beer writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for the beer geek!

    • By Tyler Durden on 09-08-15

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Apple Orchard

    • The Story of Our Most English Fruit
    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Shakespeare's Local: Six Centuries of History, One Pub

    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes' walk from the Thames. Consider this: who else has made this their local over the last 600 years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way to Canterbury. Shakespeare may have popped in from the nearby Globe, and we know that Dickens definitely did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, while sailors drank here before sailing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Facinating Social History of a Pub's & People

    • By AppleCedAR on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $21.48