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Richard Emerson: The Hopfather

Richard Emerson: The Hopfather

"This is the story of an adventurous boy who wouldnt let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to do; a boy who literally fought for his place in the world and refused tolet anyone tell him no"--Publisher information.

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ISBN 9780143773689
Published 6 August 2019 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Donaldson, Michael
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ISBN-13 9780143773689
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook – Main - Ebook
Edition Main - Ebook
Author(s) By Donaldson, Michael
Category Family History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1008068

Description of this Electronic Book

Richard Emerson is one of our pre-eminent brewers, a trailblazer who is often lauded as the godfather of craft beer in New Zealand.

Born profoundly deaf in 1960s Dunedin, Emerson triumphed against all odds to launch Emerson's Brewery in 1992. He went on to create a string of unique, award-winning beers, spark a cult-following, attract global recognition, and become a millionaire - all from doing something he loved.

For Richard, it came after 20 years of unrelenting commitment to the cause of good beer. They were two decades of hard graft, physically and emotionally, of little or no pay, and of long hours, during which he watched his father, mentor and friend die just as the business began to stand on its own two feet.

This is the story of an adventurous boy who wouldn't let anything get in the way of what he wanted to do; a boy who fought for his place in the world and refused to let anyone tell him 'no'.

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Author's Bio

Michael Donaldson is an Auckland-based freelance writer and editor. A former sports editor and deputy editor at the Sunday Star-Times, he has been a journalist for 30 years, specialising in sport and more recently beer . that is, pretty much the dream job. He is the editor of a specialist beer magazine, The Pursuit of Hoppiness, contributes to DrinksBiz magazine, and his beer writing is regularly published in North & South, the New Zealand Herald and Stuff. He blogs about beer at www.beernation.co.nz. Michael's books include Beer Nation: The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer, The Big Book of Home Brew: A Kiwi Guide, Lydia Ko: Portrait of a Teen Golfing Sensation, Richard Emerson: The Hopfather, and he was co-author of Steve Williams' autobiography Out of the Rough.

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