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20th May 2022

Discover 250 of the world’s greatest beers available here in the UK

  • World’s Greatest Beers showcases 250 of the best beers from around the world
  • All beers are available to purchase here in the UK
  • Personal selections have been curated from eight award-winning beer authors, influencers, and industry experts
  • Publication date: International Beer Day on 5 August 2022
  • Journalists are invited to meet the authors and sample beers from the book at the Great British Beer Festival (see notes to editors)

Pre-orders are now available for World’s Greatest Beers, a collection of personally selected beers from across the globe that will excite, interest, and intrigue you.

Compiled by eight award-winning authors, influencers and industry experts, these beers are all available in the UK from importers, breweries and beer retailers and there is nothing to stop you working your way through them with an individual narrative journey from the authors.

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.

Contributing author Emma Inch said: “Some beers I’ve chosen speak to me of cities, so vivid, so full of the chatter of strangers, that I can feel the stone beneath my feet as they guide me through their thoroughfares. Others draw me instead to a single patch of countryside, tucked between streams and hedges, where I can feel the pinch of a winter’s night on my cheeks, or the hum of a late summer evening in the sweat on the back of my neck.”

Illustrated in full colour throughout, this high-quality book is a must-have for all self-respecting beer lovers. It is available for pre-order now from the CAMRA Shop retailing at £15.99 – visit:

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, 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.


Notes to editors: 


Ahead of the book’s launch on International Beer Day (5 August), CAMRA will be inviting journalists to the Great British Beer Festival trade day (2 August) for the chance to sample some of the great beers from the book and speak with the authors directly about their choices. To register your interest, please contact

About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

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