CAMRA has released its latest title World’s Greatest Beers – which showcases 250 of the best beers from around the world – ahead of International Beer Day on 5 August.
Compiled by eight award-winning authors, influencers, and industry experts, this is a collection of personally selected beers from across the globe that will excite, interest, and intrigue you.
As well as major producers in the UK, USA and Europe, this book explores some of the outer regions with examples of great beer from Japan, Australia, Kenya and South Africa.
A selection of beers from the latest title are available to sample at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place this week at Olympia London, including:
Thornbridge Jaipur (located on B01 bar) – featured by Pete Brown, he says “Thornbridge had taken American hops and somehow made them work in a British cask ale. Jaipur was – and remains – a perfect hybrid of American and British brewing influences.”
Alvinne’s Wild West (B15) – featured by Claire Bullen, who says “I think it’s fitting that Alvinne’s culture is named after the Greek god of dreams.”
Fyne Ale’s Jarl (B06c) – featured by Jonny Garrett, who says “the entire US is trying to make a beer like this, and we’ve had it on cask in Scotland for over a decade now.”
Elusive Brew’s Oregon Trail (B01) – featured by Emma Inch, who says: “at a time when IPA has become synonymous with fruit, soft mouthfeel and lack of bitterness, this beer drags us straight back on that dusty wagon train to the hop fields of the West.”
Odell Brewing Co’s 90 Shilling (B17), featured by Lotte Peplow, who says: “90 Shilling is a fine example of an Amber Ale, with a richness and depth of character that encourages a return to the beer again and again.”
Timothy Taylor’s Landlord (B03), featured by Roger Protz, who puts it simply – “Landlord is a legend.”
Illustrated in full colour throughout, this high-quality book is a must-have for all self-respecting beer lovers. It is available to order now from the CAMRA Shop retailing at £15.99 – visit: https://shop1.camra.org.uk/product/worlds-greatest-beers/
Contributing authors include:
John is an award-winning journalist covering the beer industry. He’s the author of several books including Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint and The American Craft Beer Cookbook. He is the co-host of Steal This Beer, a podcast. John has lectured on the culture and history of beer and judged beer competitions around the world.
Joe is a freelance journalist whose words and photos have appeared in the New York Times, Draft Magazine and All About Beer, among others. He is co-author (with Tim Webb) of the Good Beer Guide Belgium, 7th edition, and author of Around Brussels in 80 Beers.
Lotte is the Brewers Association American Craft Beer Ambassador for Europe. She’s a certified Cicerone®, Beer Sommelier, beer judge, beer writer, homebrewer, beer & food pairer.
Roger is a British writer, journalist and campaigner. He joined the Campaign for Real Ale in 1976 and has written award-winning books on beer, pubs and breweries and was the editor of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for many years.
Emma is a freelance writer, audio maker & podcast consultant based in the seaside city of Brighton, UK. Her award-winning work is centred around beer, cider, pubs and the wider drinks industry. She is also the Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers.
Claire is a US-born, London-based writer, editor, self-taught cook and craft beer expert. She writes the popular Beer Lover’s Table blog for Hop Burns & Black and is the associate editor at GoodBeerHunting.com, a global authority on craft beer.
Jonny is a London-based beer writer, author, and filmmaker. As well as writing regularly for Good Beer Hunting, he is the founder of YouTube’s Craft Beer Channel. He has won several writing and broadcasting awards, including U.K. Beer Writer of the Year in 2019.
Pete is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world. His latest book Beer by Design draws upon his experience in the copywriting and advertising world.
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