THE WORLD OF BEER IS ON FIRE. Traditional brewing countries are witnessing a spectacular growth in the number of beer makers while drinkers in such unlikely nations as France and Italy are moving from the grape to the grain. Innovation in brewing is remarkable.
World Beer Guide by Roger Protz
Beer is no longer simply about Ale and Lager. Young artisan brewers are pushing the boundaries and are making beers with the addition of herbs, spices, fruit, chocolate and coffee. Many are ageing beer in oak for additional flavour and character while others, inspired by the Belgian model, are fermenting beers with wild yeasts in the atmosphere. But readers new to beer need not be nervous.The main aim of this guide is to turn the spotlight on the great and often amazing beers being produced by dedicated brewers in every continent. Beer is the world’s favourite alcohol. It needs to be revered, respected and, above all, enjoyed.
WORLD BEER GUIDE
A Year in Beer
A Year in Beer, a beer lover’s guide to the seasons
A Year in Beer is the perfect way to once again root yourself into the seasonal shifts of beer and food production – and realise that you can actually enjoy the things you love even more than you may have thought.
Modern British Beer
by Matthew Curtis
“Matthew Curtis has written an inspirational book, one no beer lover should miss.” Roger Protz
Modern British Beer aims to highlight the cultural development of beer in the United Kingdom since the turn of the century, while also attempting to define what “modern” means in today’s beer culture. The first-person narrative will be told through the stories of approximately 80 different beers and the brewers who make them, focussing on how their influence has directly affected our choice at the bar.
“A beauty and a triumph… An incredibly engaging read.” — Claire Bullen, Editor-in-Chief Good Beer Hunting
“A sparkling sense of where beer in the UK is at the moment.” — Adrian Tierney-Jones
“If you’re looking for a primer on the best independently-produced British beers available today, you’re in luck.” — Will Hawkes
“UK brewing is at a crossroads and the definitions Matthew comes up with help illuminate the path forward.” – Jonny Garrett, The Craft Beer Channel
Modern British Cider
by Gabe Cook aka The Ciderologist
Available to pre-order
Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist, shines a light on the complex, contemporary story of cider – Britain’s most misunderstood drink that is undergoing the most exciting renaissance.
The best of cider-making talent is celebrated in Modern British Cider. From Aberdeen to Anglesey and Yeovil to Yorkshire, 101 cider makers from across England, Scotland and Wales are featured, along with producers from Guernsey, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, demonstrating that cider is made across these Isles.
Modern British Cider critically reflects on what the cider industry looks like in this modern age, where it has come from, and what key events over the last 60 years have informed the trends that are being experienced now.
Modern British Cider is available for pre-order now. It will officially go on sale from 6 September 2021.
Author Gabe Cook said: “I am excited to be teaming up with CAMRA to highlight the relevance of cider with this comprehensive guide and assessment, and to have the opportunity to explore the incredible cider landscape and diversity in the UK today.”
“The industry still faces many challenges holding it back from achieving its full potential, such as the 35% Minimum Juice Content – a figure which does not uphold the integrity of cider; frequent misleading labelling, and the current duty legislation that prevents small makers from becoming larger, viable businesses. I hope this book lends a voice to these causes and readers will join my calls to support the industry.”
“Britain is blessed with so much cider heritage, which we desperately need to conserve, but also wonderful innovation, fun and boundary-pushing boldness which we need to nurture. There truly is a cider for everyone.”
50 years of CAMRA
A celebration of 50 years of the Campaign For Real Ale
The 50th anniversary biography of CAMRA written by Laura Hadland is available now!
Beer lovers can immerse themselves in a new biography of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which promises to reveal its history, “warts and all”, as the campaigning organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary.
50 Years of CAMRA, by beer writer Laura Hadland, contains first-hand accounts from members and industry professionals, detailing the highs and lows of one of the world’s most successful consumer organisations.
See more on CAMRA’s Learn & Discover
Join author Andy Parker on a journey through the process of home brewing in a series of videos specially filmed for CAMRA’s Learn & Discover.
If you want to get involved why not order a copy of CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing to delve into the detail as well as sourcing some fantastic recipes.
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