Starting from about 7,000 BC, The Comic Book Story of Beer traces
beer’s influence through world history, encapsulating early man’s
experiments with fermentation, the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, the
(often beer-related) factors that led Europe out of the Dark Ages, the
Age of Exploration, the spread of capitalism, the Reformation, and on up
to the contemporary explosion of craft brewing. No book has ever told
the story of beer in a graphic format as a liberating or emancipating
force that improved the life of everyday people. Visually riffing on
abstract subjects like pasteurization, “original gravity,” and
“lagering,” artist Aaron McConnell has a flair for cinematic action and
demonstrates versatility in depicting characters and episodes from
beer’s rich history.
Hand-drawn in a classic, accessible style, The Comic Book Story of Beer makes a great gift, and will appeal to the most avid comic book geek and those who live for beer.
MIKE SMITH (author)
JONATHAN HENNESSEY (author)
AARON MCCONNELL (artist)