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, travelers 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 travelers 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. The book can also be read using free Kindle downloads for iPad and both PC and Mac computers.