Brewing Champions – A History of the International Brewing Awards
Brewing Champions, A History of the International Brewing Awards is the result of nine months of painstaking research by Adrian Tierney-Jones, who has delved into records of the competition, which dates back to 1866, visited dozens of breweries who have won medals over the years and spoken to many more brewers, cider makers and other involved in the awards.
It lists the winners from each competition, but also does much more, providing a fascinating commentary on the development of the international brewing industry over the last 130 years. It also shows beer’s place at the heart of society, with social and economic history influencing the development of different beer styles and categories.
The result is a comprehensive account of the competition from its start at Agricultural Hall in Islington through to the last competition.