Momentous changes taking place in the world of beer are highlighted in a new fully-updated edition of Beer Lover’s Britain, the comprehensive e-guide to visiting pubs and enjoying beer in the United Kingdom.
The new edition of the book is the first update for five years and, according to the author, Jeff Evans, much has changed since the last edition.
“The number of breweries in the UK has rocketed and the growth of the craft beer industry has been mind-blowing,” he says. “The British beer scene has gone crazy. This means the new edition has been expanded to include much more information about specialist beer bars and craft keg beers. We’ve also seen the development of brewery tap rooms, bottle shops with drinking areas, and the strange phenomenon of micropubs. The British beer and pub scene has never been livelier – or more complicated to navigate.”
According to Jeff Evans, travellers are often baffled and a little intimidated when they first encounter British beer and the British pub, and the latest developments only add to the mystery.
“British pubs are often spoken of as ‘the envy of the world’, with their historic charm and embracing conviviality, and Beer Lover’s Britain reveals how to make the most of them with tips on everything from which type of pub will suit you best to how to order a pint,” he says.
Essential information on pub food, games, gardens, opening hours, children’s facilities and entertainments is also provided in the book, along with recommendations for the very best pubs and bars to visit around the UK.
The British brewing industry – father of such beer styles as pale ale, IPA, stout, porter and barley wine – is explored in just enough detail for visitors to understand the context of what they are drinking, with recommendations provided for beers and breweries to seek out as they travel around the country.
“The British pub is quite unlike many pubs and bars found elsewhere in the world and visitors can be more than a little confused if they don’t know the procedures and etiquette”, Evans explains. “Beer Lover’s Britain aims to demystify the pub and the British beer scene for travellers from other countries by offering sound advice and handy hints to smooth the course of their travels and boost their enjoyment of British beer.”
Available in Kindle format, Beer Lover’s Britain can be purchased online at amazon.co.uk at £1.99 (GBP) or amazon.com at $2.99 (USD). It is also available via other countries’ amazon sites, including amazon.com.au, amazon.ca, amazon.co.jp, amazon.de, amazon.it, amazon.fr and amazon.es, at equivalent local prices. The book can also be read using free Kindle downloads for iPad and both PC and Mac computers.
Notes for editors: Jeff Evans has been writing about beer professionally for more than 30 years and is host of the online magazine Inside Beer (insidebeer.com). He has edited eight editions of the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide and has written eight editions of the Good Bottled Beer Guide. He is also author of CAMRA’s Beer Knowledge (three editions), A Beer a Day (winner of the Coors Brewers National Journalism Award in 2008) and So You Want to Be a Beer Expert? His work is regularly published in magazines in both the UK and the USA. For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/GRAlO2 or contact Jeff Evans via firstname.lastname@example.org. Review copies are available.
Reviews of previous editions of Beer Lover’s Britain:
‘indispensable for first-time visitors and quite useful even for old UK beer hands’ – Stephen Beaumont, Blogging at World of Beer
‘a comprehensive and affordable solution … packed with information about British beer, how best to enjoy it and where to find the best beers that England, Scotland, Wales and even Northern Ireland have to offer’ – Jay Brooks, Brookston Beer Bulletin
‘includes all the vital information you’d expect but also addresses the questions you really want answers to’ – Stan Hieronymus, Appellation Beer
‘Jeff will whet many appetites for a visit to British pubs and a taste of our unique beers. Don’t leave home without it!’ – Roger Protz, Protz on Beer