Modern British Beer

There are only a limited number of signed editions available. These will be given on a first come first served basis. Why not pre-order a signed edition on its own or with one of our bundles below.

Over the course of the past two decades the British beer scene as we know it has changed, forever. Taking their cues from the craft beer revolution in the US, and the resurrection of traditional styles in Continental Europe alongside a tradition unique to these islands, the brewers of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have carved out a unique and world-leading beer culture.
Matthew Curtis maps the evolution of Modern British Beer through the intricate stories of individual regional beers. He gives a personal insight into the eclectic and exciting world of Modern British Beer from a choice of 86 influential brews; from how they taste, how their ingredients are sourced, to the engaging stories of the people behind the scenes working hard to bring exciting beer to drinkers all over Britain.
This book is a fantastic starting point to explore British beer with an exciting location closer than you think. This book is about why Modern British Beer is important. Whether it’s a can or two at home, a bottle generously shared with friends, a quick pint at the local, or a night of revelry to mark a milestone moment, Modern British Beer is really coming of age and deserves to be celebrated.

Matthew Curtis is an award-winning writer and photographer based in Manchester, England. His work has been published in BEER, Ferment and Good Beer Hunting. Originally from Lincolnshire, he spent 15 years in London, where he discovered his enthusiasm for all things beer. In 2019 he launched his own magazine Pellicle, with long-time friend and brewer, Jonny Hamilton. He is the author of An Opinionated Guide to London Pubs, published in 2021. He is as deeply enamoured with a glass of fresh West Coast IPA as he is with a good pint of Bitter.

Exclusive pre-order deals!

A new T-shirt inspired by the book and declaring a passion for Modern British Beer in vibrant colours.


Photo & Book bundle

Our Photo Bundle deal means you can buy specially selected photo’s from Matthew Curtis taken on his travels across the country searching out the people, places and beers for the book Modern British Beer.

These photo’s will be professionally printed and mounted by River & Coast printing company. You can visit their website here >>