London’s Best Beer, the book that chronicled the seemingly unstoppable expansion of beer and brewing in the UK’s capital, will soon be back for a third edition. Guild member Des de Moor is just starting work on completely revising and updating this award-winning guide from CAMRA Books for publication in February 2020, almost five years after the last edition in July 2015.
The first edition in 2011 chronicled a mere 13 breweries — up from nine following the closure of Young’s in 2006. The last edition had to accommodate an astonishing increase to 70. Des anticipates the next edition will include over 120, with few closures and numerous expansions. And with the biggest five London breweries now owned by multinationals, the brewing scene in London has changed dramatically in less than a decade.
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