Recommended Winter Reading
Thursday 05 February 2009 Filed in: Beer Culture
February 5, 2009
We've been having a real Winter here on Long Island. If you're done with shoveling and spreading of icemelt, you might want to curl up with a warm laptop and read some eBooks.
Martyn Cornell's Amber Gold & Black
explores the rich, and sometimes surprising history of brewing in Britain. The format is a basic PDF laid out like a book with some great illustrations.
It's available as a download from http://www.thecornerpub.co.uk/
for about ten bucks (or less, depending on the exchange rate).
Long Island's brewing history doesn't go back as far, but Donavan Hall's The Beer Hall Guide to Craft Beer on Long Island
is an interesting journey into the still evolving local brew scene. He explores the local breweries and brewpubs, as well as some of the better beer stores and bars on Long Island.
Available at fine beer retail outlets across Long Island, or you can either order a hard copy or download an electronic version from LuLu