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5th June 2017

Beer Bods launches Beer Writers Dozen

Beer Bods asked twelve of the UK’s best beer writers to pick a beer we should all be drinking this Summer. The result is one of the best mixed-cases we’ve ever put together. We knew we could rely on them.

Of course, it comes with a booklet containing a few words from each writer on why they picked each beer.

5% of sales will go the British Guild of Beer Writers to help them continue their excellent work improving the standards of beer writing in the UK.


  • Mark Dredge – Ramsgate Brewery, Gadds No. 3 (ESB, 5% ABV, 500ml bottle)
  • Melissa Cole – Williams Bros / Stillwater Artisinal, Stravaigin (Scottish Croft Ale, 6.7% ABV, 330ml bottle)
  • Adrian Tierney-Jones – Fourpure Brewing Co, Shapeshifter (West Coast IPA, 6.4% ABV, 330ml can)
  • Will Hawkes – Thornbridge Brewery, Lukas (Helles Lager, 4.2% ABV, 330ml bottle)
  • Sophie Atherton – Saltaire Brewery, Kala (Black IPA, 6.2% ABV, 500ml bottle)
  • Pete Brown – Worthington’s White Shield (IPA, 5.6% ABV, 500ml bottle)
  • Matt Curtis – Marble Beers, Your Betrayal (American Pilsner, 5% ABV, 330ml can)
  • Roger Protz – McMullens Brewery, Hertford Castle Pale Ale (ESB, 5% ABV, 500ml bottle)
  • Des De Moor – Kernel Brewery, 1890 Export India Stout (7.2% ABV, 330ml bottle)
  • Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey – Harveys Imperial Stout (9% ABV, 275ml bottle)
  • Jeff Evans – Chiltern Brewery, Bodgers Barley Wine (8.5% ABV, 330ml bottle)
  • Martyn Cornell – Twickenham Ales, Naked Ladies (Pale Ale, 4.4% ABV, 500ml bottle)

To order the Beer Writers Dozen for £36, go to