The Greatest Brewery on Earth—Its History, People, and Beer
Author(s): Tony Corcoran
Genre: Cooking, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00730471
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628734805
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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This full-brewed story of the legendary stout is "as interesting for what it reveals about Ireland as it is for its story about Guinness" (Romancing the Foam). There is no other company, industry, or premise more closely aligned—indeed synonymous—with its hometown than Guinness's St. James's Gate Brewery and the city of Dublin. From the company's modest beginnings in 1759 to its heyday at the dawn of the twentieth century, and its continued strength into the twenty-first, Guinness has had an enormous influence over the city's economic, social, and cultural life. In this fascinating history, third-generation Guinness employee Tony Corcoran examines the magnitude of the brewery's operation, and the working lives of the thousands of Dubliners who have depended on Guinness for their livelihood, directly and indirectly. He discusses the company's progressive approach to health care, training, and housing for workers, and the Guinness family's philanthropy and compassion for their fellow Dublin residents. Tracing Guinness's enlightened attitudes to their roots, Corcoran also explores the important roles of the strong-willed women in each generation of the Guinness dynasty. "Those who appreciate the legendary stout will find many more reasons to tip one back" in this labor of love, full of anecdotes, humor, and historical insights into one of Dublin's most important and best-loved institutions (Publishers Weekly).

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