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3rd February 2022

United Kingdom of Beer shines a spotlight on the best beer available in bottle and can in the British Isles

  • The only book on the market to focus on British and Northern Irish beers available in bottle and can
  • Featuring a carefully curated selection of 250 of the best UK beers available
  • Compiled and written by one of the UK’s foremost beer writers, Adrian Tierney-Jones

A new book from renowned beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will take readers on a fascinating journey across the British Isles, exploring 250 of the finest beers available in bottles and cans.

Focusing entirely on the domestic market, the United Kingdom of Beer offers a comprehensive overview of the numerous types and styles of beer available in modern Britain, complete with tasting notes and fascinating background stories about each beer as well as an insightful look into how to pair the beers with food, mood and occasion.

With a wide selection covering nine different beer styles ranging from muscular Best Bitter to midnight-black Imperial Stout, it is the perfect guide to find a beer to cater for all occasions and moods, from an evening spent in front of the fire to a barbecue with friends.

Written and researched by Beer Writer of the Year 2017 and author of several books including The Seven Moods of Craft Beer, this new volume draws on Tierney-Jones’ expertise and passion for excellent beer.

Speaking about the book, Tierney-Jones said: “Whether on a day out or meeting up with friends, extraordinary beer helps to make great days even better. Coming out of the pandemic, 2022 is a fantastic year to enjoy the many delights that the exceptional breweries across the UK have to offer. I am thrilled and delighted to use my expertise to select and share the best beers from around the UK with readers who are as passionate about beer as I am.”

Fully illustrated in colour, the United Kingdom of Beer is the latest book from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), creators of the wildly successful Good Beer Guide which has been an essential resource for all fans of beer for 50 years.

It is now available for pre-order and will officially go on sale from March 31 2022, for the price of £17.99. It will be available for purchase online from or by contacting, and will also be available in all good bookshops.

An accompanying beer box will also be on sale, featuring brews from the book allowing readers to drink along and join Adrian himself on a bespoke tasting event. Full beer list below.


About Adrian Tierney-Jones: 

Adrian Tierney-Jones is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about beer, pubs, food, and travel for various magazines and newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, Beer, the Daily Star, Good Beer Hunting and Pellicle. He is also the author of over a dozen books on beer and pubs including The Seven Moods of Craft Beer and is the editor of three editions of 1001 Beers to Taste Before You Die. Winner of Beer Writer of the Year in 2017 and Chair of Judges at the World Beer Awards, Adrian is often to be found standing in front of an audience with a glass in hand, telling tales of drinking beer in bars across the world.

More info on the book is available at:

Pre-orders can be made from Monday 31 January at

Beer box:

Tickets go on sale Monday 31 January for a beer box and tasting with Adrian Tierney-Jones, and will include the following beers:

Round Corner Brewing Gunmetal
Lakes Brew Co West Coast IPA
Broughton Ales Old Jock
Track Brewing Sonoma
Acorn Brewery Gorlovka


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.

Press release from CAMRA

Media Contact:  

CAMRA Press Office:
01727 337863