So this is another word nerd find. The book is titled “The Etymological Compendium, or Portfolio of Origins and Inventions,” published in 1828 (although I’ve also come across a copy from 1830).
The explanations involving beer are fairly interesting, where in Section XI: Agriculture, Horticulture, Vegetables, Fruits, Plants, Flowers, Beverages, Etc. they have the following:
And this is from Section XV: Epithets and Phrases:
And finally, this odd historical anecdote is from Section XIII: Public Buildings, Inns of Court, Wards, Churches, Streets, and Localities of London and Westminster.”