Discuss "Three Sheets To The Wind" by Pete Brown

Yes, it's February, when thoughts turn to love and romance, a perfect opportunity to look at a great work of romantic fiction ...

... but it's also the one-year anniversary of Books & Beer. And what better way to commemorate this momentous occasion than ...

a book about beer! From Amazon:

"The Germans claim they make the best beer in the world, the Australians consider its consumption a patriotic duty, the Spanish regard lager as a trendy youth drink and the Japanese have built a skyscraper in the shape of a foaming glass of their favourite brew. Meanwhile, people seem to be turning their back on the great British pint. What`s going on?

"Obviously, the only way to find out was to on the biggest pub crawl ever. Drinking in more than 300 bars, in 27 towns, in 13 different countries, on four different continents, Pete puts on a stone in weight and does irrecoverable damage to his health in the pursuit of saloon-bar enlightenment."

There's something attractive about the idea of beer being the basis for a round-the-world trip. It'll be even more interesting to see whether any of the beers mentioned in the book are stocked by Pub Italia in February.

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  • Sheila

    Sorry I didn't make it to this one, was really looking forward to it. ):

    February 28, 2013

  • Warren C.

    Unfortunately, something came up for tomorrow night. I may be able to get there towards the end of the discussion.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fighting a stubborn cold.

    February 27, 2013

  • Tea

    Sorry -- will not be able to make it this time, but really enjoyed the book. Brown is quite an entertaining writer.

    February 26, 2013

  • Caroline

    Great read!

    February 24, 2013

  • Janet K.

    Out of town for this session. Looking forward to the next.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first book club meeting so, I hope you'll be kind.

    February 9, 2013

  • Sheila

    Not a beer drinker myself, I was a little leery about this one. However, I went to Amazon.ca which has a "look inside the book" feature. If you click on it, it gives a very good sampling of the tone and content. In the table of contents you can peruse many chapters. I found the book samples, witty, irreverent, informative and says more about beer and culture than beer itself. The Amazon Look Inside feature is not available for all books. "Volkswagen Blues" doesn't have it. But I'm signing up for "Three Sheets" with gusto! Cheers.

    November 30, 2012

  • Peter

    Okay. Looking forward to Dec 27th and Dickens.

    November 30, 2012

  • Victor W.

    Peter: while local microbrew are nice, given the international nature of the beers featured I think it'd be appropriate to have access to the imported stuff, which is a Pub Italia specialty.

    November 30, 2012

  • Peter

    Victor,
    How about meeting at a local microbrewery for this?

    1 · November 30, 2012

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