Join us at the Penguin Bookshop on Wednesday, July 8 for a special author talk and book signing with local illustrator Mark Brewer! We will be celebrating the release of his new book, Brewology: An Illutrated Dictionary for Beer Lovers.
Starting with an introduction to the history of beer, this A-Z dictionary takes a humorous looks at the various types of beer and common verbiage associated with it while educating the reader in the process. Covering everything from Abbey to Aging, Hops to Head Retention, and Skunky to Stout, Mark Brewer's Brewology is perfect for beer lovers everywhere. As Brewer explains in his introduction, "Beer is one of the oldest beverages known to man . . . and woman! In fact women were the first brewers since one of their primary responsibilities involved cooking. Years ago beer was considered a food as well as a drink. Beer provided many of the calories needed for one's daily diet. Dating back all the way to the fifth millennium BC, beer was recorded by the ancient Egyptian scribes, who also created an extra hieroglyph specifically for "brewer." Historians tell us that beer was used as a method to compensate laborers who were building the pyramids. Perhaps more importantly, if an Egyptian man offered a woman a sip of his brew, they were betrothed."
Mark Brewer is the past President of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators (2009 - 2012). His clients include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee magazine, Wine & Spirits magazine, and Major League Baseball to name a few. You can read more about him and his portfolio on his website, www.markbrewer.com.
Author photo by Danielle Benteler Shields