Meet Pete Brown: beer journalist, beer drinker and author of an irreverent book about British beer, Man Walks Into A Pub. One day, Pete's world is rocked when he discovers several countries produce, consume and celebrate beer far more than the British do.The Germans claim they make the best beer in the world; the Australians consider its consumption a patriotic duty; the Spanish regard lager as a trendy youth drink; and the Japanese have built a skyscraper in the shape of a foaming glass of their favourite brew. In Britain, meanwhile, people seem to be turning their back on the great British pint. What's going on?Obviously, the only way to find out was to on the biggest pub crawl ever. Drinking in more than 300 bars, in 27 towns, in 13 different countries, on four different continents, Pete puts on a stone in weight and does irrecoverable damage to his health in the pursuit of saloon-bar enlightenment.
Pete Brown was born in 1968 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He escaped to university in 1986 to avoid going down the pit (though they were all soon closed, so he needn't have bothered). Since 1991 he has worked in advertising, specialising in marketing beer. He has appeared regularly on television as a beer expert and writes on beer for a variety of publications. He lives in London.