The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution

October 30, 2020
The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution

A New York Times Best SellerA full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts themany-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings ofpictures and meticulously researched insight into the history ofthe world's favorite brew.The History of Beer Comes to Life!We drink it. We love it. But how much do we really know aboutbeer? Starting from around 7000 BC, beer has emerged as a majorelement driving humankind’s development, a role it has continued toplay through today’s craft brewing explosion. With The Comic BookStory of Beer, the first-ever nonfiction graphic novel focused onthis most favored beverage, you can follow along from the verybeginning, as authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith team upwith illustrator Aaron McConnell to present the key figures,events, and, yes, beers that shaped and frequently made history. Noboring, old historical text here, McConnell’s versatile artstyle—moving from period-accurate renderings to cartoony diagramsto historical caricatures and back—finds an equal and effectivepartner in the pithy, informative text of Hennessey and Smithpresented in captions and word balloons on each page. The endresult is a filling mixture of words and pictures sure to pleasethe beer aficionado and comics geek alike.