The Family Brewers of Britain

This item will be released September 9, 2020.

The Family Brewers of Britain

A celebration of British brewing heritage

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.

Please note: This book will also be made available in a limited edition slip case signed and numbered by the author. There will only be 200 copies available direct from CAMRA and they will be priced at £35.


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

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About The Author

Roger Protz

Roger Protz

ROGER PROTZ is a campaigner and broadcaster and the author of dozens of books about beer and brewing. He appears regularly in the media and was recently the subject of a BBC Radio 4 Food Show special. Roger has edited 24 editions of CAMRA’s market-leading Good Beer Guide.

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 pre-order here - Family Brewers of Britain

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)