The Story of Liverpool in a Pint

Christopher Routledge

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ISBN: 9781846311505

Publication: December 1, 2008

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The story of Cain’s, like the story of Liverpool, is one of passion, ambition, and graft. It takes in immigration, global trade, terrible poverty, and vast wealth. In just two generations the Cain family went from the slums of Irish Liverpool to a seat in the House of Lords. As the city grew so did the brewery and as it struggled, so Cain’s fought for survival. At the height of Liverpool’s fortunes Robert Cain owned 200 public houses across Merseyside, including the world famous Philharmonic Dining Rooms -’The Phil’ - which he built. City and brewery have shared the highs and lows of recent Liverpool history and the remarkable revival of Cain’s by another immigrant family, the Dusanjs, in the twenty-first century is matched by the city’s own recovery and reinvention. Here then, is the story of Liverpool in a pint.

Acknowledgements Preface: Liverpool in a Pint An Immigrant Story Citizen Cain Superior Ales and Stouts King of the Toxteths The Gilded Age A City at War The Higson's Years Boom and Bust Full Circle Timeline Bibliography Index

Quentin Tarantino  

The price of fame is not being able to go to the Phil for a quiet pint.
John Lennon  

A fascinating and exhilarating story of a great Liverpool institution still brewing great beer. Beer lovers will delight in the book.
Roger Protz, Editor   Good Beer Guide

Cains Brewery and its beers are woven into the history and culture of Liverpool.
Peter Blake  

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 x 138 mm

160 Pages

ISBN: 9781846311505

Publication: December 1, 2008

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