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A Beer in the Loire: One family's quest to brew British beer in French wine country (Paperback)
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A Beer in the Loire: One family's quest to brew British beer in French wine country (Paperback)

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Paperback 324 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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Tommy Barnes was fed up; frustrated by his boring job, loathing the daily commute and to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn't break; he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose. Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), excitable neighbors, a destructive puppy and an unexpected pregnancy. When it looks like the money has run out. Tommy has an epiphany. Beer will save him, of course it will, it always has. After all there is a craft beer revolutions sweeping the world. Sadly it turns out that 20 years of drinking beer doesn't qualify you to brew it. Featuring colorful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast.

Publisher: Muswell Press
ISBN: 9781999613563
Number of pages: 324
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"Wackadoodle, often plain surreal but always endearing, this hard-knocks-life memoir is a riot." --France Today

"Inevitably comparisons will be made to Peter Mayle's writings on Provence, but A Beer in the Loire adds another dimension by setting out the difficulties of setting up a brewery. It also includes, as chapter headings, some very interesting recipes for brewing IPA, which readers might like to attempt. . . . A Beer in the Loire is both entertaining and informative. . . . If, like the late Peter Mayle, Tommy Barnes decides to write a sequel it will be a must to read." --Travel Begins at 40

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“Funny, moving and inspirational”

This is laugh-out-loud funny, rib-ticklingly funny and liable to promote belly laughs as well. Tommy Barnes accepts redundancy from his job and, with his delightful girlfriend, moves to a large, old house in France.... More

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“A properly funny book”

Yes, lots of people write "I went to France and did this thing" type memoirs. What makes Tommy Barnes's story of his attempts to start a microbrewery in the Loire wine country different is that it is... More

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“Laugh out loud funny”

This is the funniest book I have read for a long time. But it is also deeply personal and occasionally moving in its self-revelation. It's the story of one man and his brave wife (himself he describes as an... More

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