Since I started writing about beers for The Brew Club I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a great many like-minded and interesting people, brewers and beer writers alike.
Jeff Evans is one of the beer writers I respect greatly, in the past he has edited the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (effectively the UK beer drinkers ‘bible’) and has taken his writing outside pure beer writing into the realms of ‘Essential Wisdom for the Discerning Drinker’.
He’s also has his own drink related website ‘Inside Beer‘ – which is one of my regular on-line hangouts. And he’s a respected beer judge; he chairs the judging panel of the annual International Beer Challenge and was one of the judges at the finals of the Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt last year.
Indeed at the finals presentation of the Beer Hunt last summer, our table won the beer trivia content because many of the questions were taken from Jeff’s books!
As we at The Brew Club start our annual exploration of English Ales, I thought it appropriate to mention Jeff’s latest written offering:
Jeff’s latest publication ‘Beer Lover’s Britain’ is typically eclectic, but at the same time, comprehensive. It describes the different beer styles available in the UK and the better respected Breweries; as well as explaining the different types of drinking establishments (pubs, clubs, hotels), how they’re managed (managed, tenancy, ‘free’), and what you would normally expect to find (Bitter, Best Bitter, Stout. ‘cooking’ lager and Premium Lager).
It’s a fascinating read, and provides a useful introduction to Britain, from the viewpoint of a beer drinker.
If you’re thinking of visiting this ‘sceptred isle’, or just interested in British Beer, then I strongly recommend it.
And Beer Lovers Britain is available from Amazon as a Kindle edition, how cool is that? Just CLICK HERE to get your copy today. (Only $3.99 USD!)
Bob the Brit