Breton Beer, History, Revival & New Wave


Breton Beer, History,
Revival & New Wave

Gabriel Thierry

FORMAT: 165 × 240
PAGES: 158
BINDING: Softcover with flaps
WORDS: 40,000 approx.
PRICE: 21.00 €
PUBLISHER: Éditions du coin de la rue

The Work

Who says France is not a land of beer? This book, which won the third prize in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, deals specifically with Brittany, a key beer-producing region. Indeed, the wider revival of craft ales in France owes much to the Breton brewery Coreff which opened in 1985.

This book, clearly aimed at beer lovers, explains in detail how beers are brewed from locally grown cereals such as buckwheat, giving them a unique and particular range of tastes which can be found nowhere else.

The Breton brewers’ creativity knows no bounds and has given rise to hop beers, cask-aged ales and innovations of all kinds including, for example, the use of endemic wild hops and bitter plants as a substitute for cultivated hops.

At the end of this beautifully produced book, there is a directory of Breton breweries and their respective ranges, inviting us to embark on a voyage of discovery and sample more than a hundred different craft beers.

The Author(s)

Gabriel Thierry is a Parisian journalist who has been working for ten years as a freelance writer and for various newspapers. In particular, he has written three books on the beers produced in specific French regions, namely Alsace, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Brittany.

Key Sales Points

– Winner of the third prize in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.
– A beautifully illustrated invitation to travel and taste.
– At the end of the book, beer lovers will find a directory of the best breweries in Brittany..