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Cheers!: A History of Beer in Canada
Nicholas Pashley

We like beer in Canada. We really, really like it. And it’ s not just a fly-by-night, sordid little affair. We’ re in it long term. We spend something like $8 billion a year on beer. From barley growers to label designers, more than 170,000 Canadians owe their full-time jobs directly or indirectly to beer. The rest of us just do what we can to help.

In the long-awaited follow up to Notes on a Beermat, Pashley explores beer in Canada, covering many salient

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Notes on a Beermat: Drinking and Why It's Necessary
Nicholas Pashley

First published in 2001 to national acclaim, Notes on a Beermat is Nicholas Pashley’ s ode to the amber nectar of the gods, a witty meditation on beer and everything that goes with it— from socializing to the solitary pleasures of a beer and a book, to the qualities necessary in a good pub.

Most books about beer focus on the beverage itself, how to make it and how to buy it. Notes on a Beermat, the only Canadian book of its kind, explains how to drink

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