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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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.

Available to order here - Family Brewers of Britain

Well known and admired within the world of beer, Roger Protz has written many indispensible books on the subject and these memoirs will provide fascinating reading not just to his many fans but to all lovers of real ale.  From London’s Fleet Street and the then fledgling Campaign for Real Ale, to the beer halls of Bavaria and the ‘craft beer’ revolution in the USA,  join Roger on his global quest for the perfect pint.