Guild members Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb launched the third edition of their Pocket Beer Book at the Craft Beer Co on Leather Lane.
As well as talking about the book, Stephen and Tim guided guests through a tasting of some of the beers included in it, chosen to represent one of the feature sections: Iconic Breweries (only 27 named around the world), Can’t Miss Breweries that produce great beer across a number of styles, and three year old and under Breweries to Watch.
3rd Edition Pocket Beer Book
Published: 2 November by Mitchell Beazley
The world is full of beers. You can’t possibly drink them all. So why waste time on the mediocre? With so many beers now on offer, it’s more essential than ever to have an expert guide. Written by the co-authors of The World Atlas of Beer and an international team of the best palates in beer, this
carefully curated selection encompasses over 2,000 of the very best beers the world has to offer.
The Pocket Beer Book takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world’s beers now have to offer. Detailed tasting notes cover the top traditional, classic and new craft beers of over 60 countries. With special features on national beer styles and the best new Breweries to Watch as well as Iconic Breweries of both traditional and craft brewing, this up-to-the-minute guide is indispensable for any
Tim Webb began writing about better types of beer when most of what could be said had to be
reported in the past tense. During six years on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) he
ran Britain’s national beer festival and co-founded CAMRA’s publishing company. He has written
Good Beer Guide Belgium continuously since 1992 and has won awards for beer writing in four
countries. In a career spanning over 40 years he has witnessed and chronicled the return of the craft
of beer brewing, perhaps the most extraordinary consumer-led revolution of modern times.
Stephen Beaumont is recognized internationally as one of the leading writers on beer in the
world today. He is the author or co-author of ten additional books about beer, including The Beer &
Food Companion, and two editions of The Pocket Beer Book, and a contributor to many others.
Through his 26 years of covering the global beer scene, Stephen has written literally hundreds of
articles and columns for publications as diverse as Whisky Advocate, Playboy and the Celebrator,
and hosted tastings, dinners and educational events around the globe, from Mexico City to Burton-
on-Trent and Philadelphia to Beijing. When not travelling, he lives with his wife in Toronto.
Further information or review copies: Karen.Baker@octopusbooks.co.uk