DBTB Episode 146: A History of Brussels Beer in 50 Objects

“It can be hard to come up with new ideas for beer books, so sometimes taking inspiration from another concept – like lists – just makes sense. This is not a bad thing and in the case of Eoghan Walsh’s new book A History of Brussels Beer in 50 Objects it is a very good thing. 

This is especially true since he does not talk about beers specifically (with a few exceptions) since that concept has been done over and over again. There are tangible objects that have helped shape drinking in Brussels over the century and by carefully curating a tight list Walsh is able to weave together a longer story. 

This is no surprise as Walsh, who is an award-winning writer, and the editor of Brussels Beer City has worked over the years to tell stories beyond beer.”

-John Holl
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