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The Family Brewers of Britain – special slip case edition

Limited edition – numbered and signed by the author and presented in a quality slip case.

Only 200 copies available

A lavishly illustrated hardback book celebrating and examining the contribution to British brewing made by its family brewers. They are the often-overlooked flag bearers for real ale and have fascinating stories to tell of the early days of commercial brewing. Fully-illustrated, with modern and archive photography of the breweries, their pub estates, people and beers, this book will examine the past, the present and the future of these great brewing companies and help to highlight the important part they continue to play in the nation’s brewing story and in their local areas.


The publication date of this title is set to September the 9th

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The Family Brewers of Britain

The Family Brewers of Britain

A celebration of British brewing heritage

Britain’s family brewers are stalwarts of beer making. Some date back as far as the 17th and 18th centuries and have survived the turbulence of world wars, bomb damage, recessions, floods, and the hostility of politicians and the temperance movement. This book, by leading beer writer Roger Protz, traces the fascinating and sometimes fractious histories of the families still running these breweries.

Many of the brewers remain in buildings of great architectural importance with gleaming coppers and wooden fermenting vessels, and a few still deliver beer by horse-drawn drays and employ coopers to fashion casks made of oak. But our family brewers are not living in the past. They have faced the challenges of the modern beer-drinking world and still produce beers that meet the demands of today’s consumers.

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300/300 More beers To Try Before You Die

300 More Beers to Try Before You Die! takes beer lovers on an exciting new odyssey through 300 of the best beers from around the world. A companion volume to the successful 300 Beers to Try Before You Die!, and compiled by award-winning beer writer Roger Protz, the book features everything from new American ales to rediscovered classics like English strong mild; and inventive new twists on age-old recipes from experimental brewers in Europe and beyond.

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CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2020

The Good Beer Guide is a “must-have” for beer lovers. Fully updated, with listings for 4,500 pubs across the UK. All entries have been selected by CAMRA members. In addition the book contains detailed information on the UK’s 1,800 breweries.

2020’s Good Beer Guide is introduced with a foreword by eminent physicist Professor Brian Cox.

Working alongside Manchester brewers J.W.Lees to brew a beer aptly named Cosmic Brew,  Professor Cox gives us his personal story of the importance of beer and brewing.

British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer Writer of the year,  Emma Inch writes about how diversity enriches the beer world.

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A Life on the Hop

Life on the Hop – Memoirs from a Career in Beer recounts the entertaining highlights and challenging low points of Roger Protz’s busy and influential career in beer.

Published March 2009

A witty and engaging romp through the slightly crazy world of beerBeers of the World magazine.

Roger Protz is a campaigner, broadcaster and the author of over 25 books about beer and brewing, including 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die! He appears regularly on radio and TV and contributes to the Guardian and the Publican’s Morning Advertiser. In 2015, Roger gained a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).


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Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road:- A guide to travelling the legendary highway

The Great North Road is part of British folklore, the Route 66 of Britain.

However, instead of gas stations and diners we have magnificent coaching inns, part of the living history of our islands. This book takes in the history of these buildings as well as the literature that has celebrated them – from Charles Dickens to J B Priestley.

Roger Protz describes these coaching houses with an expert and discerning eye, producing not only a great pub guide but also a gazetteer of the history and culture that are draped along this iconic road.

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CAMRA’s Beer Anthology

A highly quaffable collection of quotes about beer, pubs and drinking.

Excerpts from radio, theatre and other media are also included.

A lovely little book to dip into whilst you are supping a late night ale‘ – David Harris, British Guild of Beer Writers.

‘A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there’s more conversation’William Blake

‘A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure’ – Czech proverb


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101 Beer Days Out

Explore 101 of the best beer and brewing-related days out from around, Britain. This second edition contains many new entries and is packed with details including local accommodation and other nearby attractions.

Published October 2015

You will find museums, stately homes, farms, battlefields, coastal paths and, of course, some of the UK’s most fascinating pubs, all gathered together, and arranged by region, in this neat, clearly laid-out volume.’ Jeff Evans, Inside Beer

This book is a sheer delight.  It underscores the way in which beer are brewing are part of the warp and weft of the British way of life.’  Roger Protz, Protz on Beer

Tim Hampson is Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and an established beer writer and author. He writes for the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Independent and What’s Brewing, CAMRA’s monthly newspaper.

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