Facebook post by Hop Hideout Beer Shop

It’s been a whole encyclopaedias worth of time since we’ve had a proper bookshelf at the shop. Instigated by the BRAND NEW RELEASE of @davidjes601 Desi Pubs, which we had to get in, as we’re desperate for a copy ourselves! 🍺🍛 “…award-winning British-Asian journalist and beer writer David Jesudason travels the length and breadth of the country, visiting over 200 ‘desi pubs’ run by British-Indian landlords who have stamped their unique identity on a beloved institution and helped to challenge our preconceptions of the pub customer: from rowdy cricket fans to vibrant bhangra nights via football supporters enjoying pre-match mixed grills. The Desi Pub began as a story of resistance. First established in the 1960s to break the racist colour bar, which saw many non-white customers refused service, they have since evolved into a modern-day celebration of multiculturalism. This is how ‘desis’ – people with Indian heritage – saved failing pubs and turned them into a joyful festival of mixed grills, naans and curries all washed down with plenty of beer.” All available to purchase now, limited copies, but we can order more. We’ve also added a few other excellent titles from @campaignforrealale books 📚 Written/edited by @fermentationradio @totalcurtis @petebrownbeer @atierneyjones 📚 #morebooks #beerwriting #readreadread #desipubs