Historic Brew Con - Manchester

5th & 6th August - 2024

Jonny Garrett

Jonny Garrett is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker best known as the founder of Youtube’s Craft Beer Channel, which has over 160,000 subscribers and 11 million views. He has written four books, and contributed to Good Beer Hunting, The Independent, Pellicle, Ferment and more. 

He won Beer Writer of the Year in 2019 and 2022, and is the most awarded writer in the competition in the last 10 years. His third book, A Year in Beer, won the Fortnum & Mason Drinks Book of the Year. His new book, the Meaning of Beer, comes out in November through Atlantic (UK) and Hanover Square Press (US).

Four times that brewing changed the world

In a teaser to his next book, the Meaning of Beer, award-winning author and filmmaker Jonny Garrett gives four examples of how beer has changed the world throughout history, starting with how a 5,000-year-old brewery laid the foundations for the Great Pyramid, tracing the origins of the fridge in Spaten Brau’s cellars, telling the remarkable story of sour inspiring the concept of antisepsis, and reliving how Munich’s beer halls fuelled Hitler’s rise to power.