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2nd February 2024

CAMRA’s “The Devil’s in the Draught Lines” Press Launch

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is launching its latest book, The Devil’s in the Draught Lines: 1000 Years of Women in Britain’s Beer History by Dr Christina Wade, at a press event in London 8th March.

CAMRA is celebrating the upcoming launch of the latest stellar title, The Devil’s in the Draught Lines: 1000 Years of Women in Britain’s Beer History, with both an exclusive invite-only event at Daly’s, London, with the opportunity to meet the author Dr Christina Wade for a one-on-one chat, followed by a public launch next door at Temple Brew House, taking place 8th March in London to coincide with International Women’s Day 2024. For more information on how to book your place at the Daly’s launch event, see below.

CAMRA’s exciting new book The Devil’s in the Draught Lines: 1000 Years of Women in Britain’s Beer History by Dr Christina Wade is a ground-breaking publication which charts the rise and fall – and rise again – of women in Britain’s brewing trade. Meticulously researched, it chronicles and explains the real reasons why women brewers became marginalised, while also debunking some tired old myths along the way.

The publication features interviews with some of the most influential women working in the contemporary beer industry. From award-winning beer writers and educators such as Laura Hadland, Ruvani de Silva, Natalya Watson and Jane Peyton, to brewers and pub owners including Lucy Stevens of Closet Brewing Project and Helena Adedipe of Eko Brewery, the book offers some incredible insights into the beer world and its history.

Dr Wade is a beer historian specialising in the hidden histories of women in the brewing trade. She received her doctorate in history from Trinity College Dublin, and since then has spent much of her time posting about women and beer history on her website and writing for various other publications including The Medieval Dublin Series, The Journal of Franco-Irish Studies,, and Beoir Magazine. Dr Wade has also presented her research on podcasts, conferences and festivals around the world. She currently sits on the League of Historians at the Beer Culture Centre. Additionally, Dr Wade founded the Ladies Craft Beer Society of Ireland in 2013 and is a co-host and resident beer historian on the Beer Ladies Podcast. She is also a BJCP Certified Beer Judge.

Dr Wade will be in the UK and available for press events and interviews throughout March 2024, as well as for her book’s launch. If you would like to interview or book a press event with Dr Wade, or would like an advanced review copy of the book, please contact CAMRA’s Press Office at:

The Devil’s in the Draught Lines will be released 7th March 2024 and can be pre-ordered from CAMRA’s online bookshop here:

CAMRA regularly publishes interesting books about pubs, beer, brewing, cider and perry. Last year, two titles published by the Campaign, Desi Pubs by David Jesudason and CASK by Des de Moor, won gold and silver for Best Book about Beer or Pubs at the prestigious British Guild of Beer Writers awardsThe Devil’s in the Draught Lines promises to not only be the next sensation, but one of the most important books CAMRA has published to date.


Press Launch Invite

You have been invited to attend CAMRA’s press launch for The Devil’s in the Draught Lines: 1000 Years of Women in Britain’s Beer History.

Location: Daly’s, 210 The Strand, London, WC2R 1AP. The event will take place in the bar’s private Map Room.

Time: 6pm -7pm 8th March 2024

Details: Journalists can book a five-minute slot with Dr Christina Wade for an interview, but places are strictly limited, so please contact CAMRA’s Press Office at to confirm your place.

The hour-long reception and author introductions will include drinks and food.

Afterwards, you are welcome to join CAMRA for the public press launch at the Temple Brew House next door on Essex Street, London from 7pm.

Notes to editors

Devil’s In the Draught Lines can be pre-ordered here.

Daly’s details:

Address –210 The Strand, London, WC2R 1AP

(Adjacent buildings)

Temple Brew House details:

Address – 46 Essex Street, London, WC2R 3JF

Media Contact:  

CAMRA Press Office:

01727 337863

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