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New edition of The Beer Book on sale in time for Christmas

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BEER Book update cover

Today is Super Thursday when in the UK books go on sale in the run up to Xmas. So great to see an updated version of The Beer Book available.

First produced in 2008 it featured more than 800 breweries worldwide and their beers, as it still does.

Well a lot has changed in the last six years, and the opportunity to update the book for its re-issue has resulted in a major rewrite.

It was sad to take some breweries out because of closure or other reasons but it was great to include some of the bright new stars which light the beer drinkers’ world  – so amongst some of the many new entrants are BrewDog, Camden and Grain.

And while once the beer world seem staid and unchanging in the last six or so years has seen the creation of many new and exciting beers from established brewers which are now included.

The first edition of book had a fancy cover intended to look like a drip mat on a bar, well this time the clever clogs designers at Dorling Kindersley have it appear like a six pack takeaway of beer, complete with finger holes to carry it. And apologies for my poor photo of it, which really doesn’t do it justice, for comparison I’ve included a pic of the original cover.

It’s clearly the perfect carry out book on beer!

And as the publisher says “The Beer Book is an indispensable guide to the world’s favourite drink”.

It’s on sale at all the usual places – and probably some unusual outlets too.

 Beer Book 1Tim Hampson’s Tweets can be found @beerhero

His published work includes The Beer Book, World Beer, Haynes Beer Manual, Haynes Whisky Manual, Eyewitness Companion Beer, Great Beers, 101 Beer Days Out, London’s Riverside Pubs, London’s Best Pubs, London’s Best Style Bars, Room at the Inn.

He is currently chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers.


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October 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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