167 p. 23 x 28 cm. Over 100 b&w and 17 colour illustrations. Pictorial softcover. The author discusses beer, brewing and drink culture in the 19th century, the birth of a local industry (1827-1852), steaming into the railway age (1853-1872), the lager invasion, the age of ale, porter and stout (1873-1884), the "dry crusade," the march towards a new century (1885-1900). Select bibliography and index. Priced cheaper than a case of beer and almost as cool.