The Rise and Fall of English Porter 1750-1950
Ron will discuss the meteoric rise and sad death of porter in England. He’ll also describe the brewing of porter and how it evolved through world wars and temperance movements.
This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s most prominent beer historians.
Ron is a brewing historian who writes online at Shut Up About Barclay Perkins. Ron lives in Amsterdam but is obsessed with the British brewery Barclay Perkins (therefore the title of his blog). He has spent the last 15 years researching and obsessing over many beer-related topics. His European Beer Guide has pointed countless beer lovers in the direction of good beer across Europe, while on his Shut up About Barclay Perkins blog, he writes about beer history, mostly the history of British beer styles, but with excursions into German, Austrian, Dutch and Scandinavian beer history.
He is the author of many books about beer history, most significant for their single-word titles, such as “Porter!”, “Mild!” and “Bitter!”. Each month he writes a column for BeerAdvocate magazine about beer history. He recently published a book on brewing historic beers called “The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer”. He is married and the father of two teenage sons.
Ron’s Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ronald-Pattinson/e/B00J236GWC