Around Berlin in 80 Beers (2011)
By Peter Sutcliffe
There are few more seductive cities in the world than Berlin, the home of Frederick the Great and Count Otto van Bismarck, Kurt Weil and Sally Bowles and the place where Jesse Owens and Josef Goebbels reached the peak of their fame.
In its centre and around its easily accessible districts are found old-style estaminets, modern brewpubs, neighbourhood bars and oddly themed ‘special’ cafés, each in their own way telling a part of the story of the city that lay on the most obvious fault line of the post-war divide.
The fifth in the series of ‘Around in 80 Beers’ series differs from the rest in that its author Peter Sutcliffe uses his extensive knowledge of the city, its history and its beer world to lead the reader on a pub crawl of all the cultures.
Peter Sutcliffe’s personal selection of 80 beer gardens, restaurants, brewery taps and old-fashioned boozers gives the reader a unique insight into a side of the German capital that even the locals will not always see.
Current edition: July 2011
Published by: Cogan & Mater
Peter Sutcliffe has shared his life between homes in London and Berlin for many years, having worked as a defence analyst and former NATO apparatchik. His interest in German beers goes back thirty years to his days as a student there in the early 1980s. Around Berlin in 80 Beers, compiled from his personal researches, is his first book.