A Beer in the Loire Paperback
One family’s quest to brew British beer in the heart of French wine country – funny, endearing and sometimes just plain surreal.
ommy Barnes was fed up; frustrated by his boring job, loathing the daily commute and to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn’t break; he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose.
Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy’s making), excitable neighbours, a destructive puppy and an unexpected pregnancy.
When it looks like the money has run out. Tommy has an epiphany. Beer will save him, of course it will, it always has. After all there is a craft beer revolutions sweeping the world. Sadly, it turns out that 20 years of drinking beer doesn’t qualify you to brew it.
Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast of humour and heart.
I love this book. A fantastic read for anyone who likes beer, France, and/or laughing.
Zut alors! We don't publish this book but we wish we did!
Funniest writing we've seen this year, by a country mile
This hilarious memoir details his quest to try and make a living by brewing craft beer in one of France’s most famous wine producing regions