A Toast to How Beer Saved the World

How Beer Saved the WorldHere’s a book that takes issue with the popular image of beer as the drink of sports-watching couch potatoes: How Beer Saved the World, an anthology of quirky short stories celebrating beer. Edited by Book View Cafe’s Phyllis Irene Radford, and including stories by BVC members Brenda Clough and Nancy Jane Moore, this is a collection of 14 different takes on positive outcomes brought on by beer.

Beer goes back to the early days of the human race. As it says in the introduction, “Fermented grains have been a mainstay of the human diet almost as long as we have been human.” So pour yourself a cold one and sit down with these stories.

The book is published by Sky Warrior Book Publishing and is available in ebook form from Amazon and Smashwords.




A Toast to How Beer Saved the World — 4 Comments

  1. The short story I wrote for this anthology is about Gilgamesh, and his meeting with the barmaid in the myth. I haven’t written about old Gil for years. Sometime this year i will get the electronic edition of HOW LIKE A GOD up on BVC.

  2. My story goes to a different world altogether–Kardia Hodos, the planet of my dragon nimbus. I had fun playing in that world. But I still believe the myth of the fire breathing dragon is a metaphor for an old grumpus with acid reflex.

    I love all the stories in the collection, but I had to ask Shannon Page and Mark Ferrari what they were drinking (or smoking) when they wrote their story!

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