(W) Jonathan Hennessey, Mike Smikth (A/CA) Aaron McConnell. The Comic Book Story of Beer traces beers influence through world history as a liberating and emancipating force that improved the life of everyday people, beginning with early humans experiments with fermentation all the way up through the contemporary explosion of craft brewing. No book has ever told the story of beer in a graphic format, until this one. Shedding light on abstract subjects like pasteurization, original gravity, and lagering, artist Aaron McConnell has a flair for cinematic action and demonstrates versatility in depicting characters and episodes from beers rich history. Hand-drawn in a classic, accessible style, The Comic Book Story of Beer makes a great gift, and will appeal to the most avid comic book geek and those who live for beer.