The Family Brewers of Britain

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History, heritage and tradition by the tun!

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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About The Author

Roger Protz

Roger Protz

ROGER PROTZ is a campaigner and broadcaster and the author of more than 25 books about beer and brewing. He was the editor of CAMRA's market-leading Good Beer Guide for over two decades and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Society of Independent Brewers.

Roger appears regularly in the media and in 2016 was the subject of a BBC 4 Food Show special. He gives frequent talks and beer tastings at events in the UK and has also lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and Beer Expo in Melbourne, Australia.

Roger’s updates and comments on the brewing industry can be read on his website, www.protzonbeer.co.uk, and you can follow him on Twitter @RogerProtzBeer.

His most recent title Family Brewers of Britain is a lavishly illustrated guide to the contribution made to brewing by the family brewers of Britain. With hundreds of years of history and millions of pints of beer lovers ale it is a celebration of the importance of heritage, tradition and the personalities that have shaped our brewing industry.

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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. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, with both modern and archive images of the breweries, their pub estates, beers and people. ISBN: 978-1-85249-359-2 RRP: £25.00 Format: Casebound Dimensions: 250 x 210 mm (P) Extent: 224 pp Illustrations: Fully illustrated in colour throughout Subjects: Corporate history; Brewing; Beer BIC Classifications: Corporate history (KJZ); Food manufacturing (KNDF); Beers (WBXD2); United Kingdom, Great Britain (1DBK); Brewing technology (TDCT1)
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