This vintage book contains a fascinating and light-hearted treatise on beer and ale, with historical information, details of notable events, descriptions of varieties, and much more. Easy to digest and highly entertaining, this book is recommended for anyone with an interest in the history and development of brewing, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Suppression of Beer-shops in Egypt 2,00 B.C.", "Brewing in a Teapot", "Ale Songs", "Distinctions between Ale and Beer", "Ale Knights' Objection to Sack", "Hogarth and Temperature", "Importance of Ale to the Agricultural Labourer", "Sir John Barleycorne introduced to the Reader", "Origin and Antiquity of Ale and Beer", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction brewing beer.