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This year's 2010 Good Beer Guide, the real ale drinker's 'Beer Bible' was launched in September.
From country inns to urban style bars and backstreet boozers, all selected and reviewed by CAMRA's 100,000 members, this is your definitive guide to finding the perfect pint. The 37th edition contains 4,500 pubs serving top real ale. All entries are surveyed on a regular basis by CAMRA members, unlike some guides which may only send a questionnaire to the pubs. No pub pays to be featured in the Good Beer Guide!
The Guide contains information abut pub facilities for families and the disabled, history, architecture, food, accommodation, local places of interest...and of course, the beer: the best pubs serving the finest real ales in the country.
The best place to find good pubs and good beer, the Good
Beer Guide is more than just a pub guide. Britains longest-running
and best-selling guide contains Britains best pubs for real ale.
But for beer lovers it also gives up-to-date information on the countrys
beers and breweries. Its compiled by 92,000 dedicated volunteers
in the Campaign for Real Ale. There are no fees for listings, and every
pub is checked many times a year.
Packed full of fascinating articles on such subjects as beer, pubs and brewing, plus brewers 'going green' to combat global warming, it is also an invaluable guide to the traveller. The best pubs in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are listed by county, with descriptions, address, hours of opening and details of their real ales and facilities. Clever symbols indicate whether they serve meals, admit children or have disabled facilities. Others indicate the presence of car parks, real fires and proximity to railway stations.
There is a useful Brewery section, with an extensive listing of the 2000 real ales brewed in the UK, detailing the strength and supplying tasting notes for many of them. A handy cross reference index enables you to trace the brewer from the name of that beer you had last night!
The Good Beer Guide is an independent and objective guide. It does not charge pubs for inclusion: they are all there on merit!
A Good Beer Guide is the perfect gift. Priced at only £14.99, it is available in all good book shops. If you donít see it, ask them to order it! Alternatively, it can be prdered on line at £13.99 or only £10 for CAMRa members (another reason to join us!)
edition of this essential guide to bottled beer. Everything you need to
know about bottled beers; where to buy them, tasting notes, ingredients,
brewery details, and a glossary to help the reader understand more about
them. Also includes information on foreign beers and breweries.
The new design means the guide is slimmer and gives the reader easier access to all the information they could need about bottled real ales A must for any real ale fan!
Available now to order online for £10.99 (members' price) or £12.99 (non-members' price).
CAMRA welcomes the real ale in a bottle revolution
Over 75% of off-licences have reported increased sales of bottled real ales in the last twelve months. Clearly, discerning consumers are rejecting cheap canned lagers in favour of natural, local real ales.
90% of retailers intend to increase their range of bottled real ales on offer in the near future. The Good Bottled Beer Guide is a sister guide to the best-selling Good Beer Guide and is the only book which highlights all the bottled real ales that are now being produced in the UK.
Jeff Evans, author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide says,
"There are clear signs that people who can't get to the pub as often
as they would like are demanding quality, distinctive beers from off-licences
The number of off-licences specialising in selling good-quality bottled beer has rocketed, according to the Good Bottled Beer Guide, which lists nearly 100 retailers across the country who 'go the extra mile' for lovers of great beer.
Jeff Evans, says that these shops are no simple off-licences. "These retailers know exactly how to draw in the discerning drinker," he says. "Sensibly, they don't just depend on piled-high, sold-cheap cans of lager: they go out of their way to offer beers of genuine interest, produced in small batches by craft brewers. People travel miles to visit such a shop, and spend a fair amount of money when they see the incredible selections some have to offer."
There are now well over 700 bottled real ales produced in the UK and these can be discovered in a wide range of outlets, from enlightened supermarkets and corner shop grocer's to farmers' markets and craft centres.
"Why more independent off-licences don't adopt the
same approach beats me," says Jeff Evans. "Who's going to go
out of their way to visit your shop if all you have on sale are the same
multi-national lagers as the local
'Real ale in a bottle'
The Good Bottled Beer Guide is published by CAMRA Books
at £8.99. It features nearly 800 bottled real ales from our UK breweries.
Important information like ingredients and tasting notes are provided
and there are useful features on how to buy, keep and serve real ale in
a bottle. There's an extensive list of bottled real ales from overseas,
a dictionary to help drinkers demystify the language of the beer label,
To find a local real ale shop in your area please visit www.camra.org.uk/raib
A beer and food revolution is under way in Britain and award-winning food writer Fiona Beckett and her publican son, Will, have joined forces to write the first cookbook to explore this exciting new food phenomenon that celebrates beer as a culinary tour de force. This collection of more than 100 simple and approachable recipes has been specially created to show the versatility and fantastic flavour that ale has to offer. With sections on Snacks, Spreads and Dips, Soups, Pasta and Risotto, Seafood, Chicken and other Birds, Meat Feasts, Spicy Foods, Bread and Cheese and Sweet Treats it provides countless ideas for using beer from around the world. With an open mind, a bottle opener and a well-stocked larder, this exciting book will allow you to enjoy real food, real beer and real flavour.
Beer, Bed and Breakfast is a unique and comprehensive guide to more than 500 pubs throughout the UK that serve fine real ale and offer good quality bed and breakfast accommodation. All entries include contact details, type and extent of accommodation, list of beers served, meal types and times, and an easy-to-understand price guide to help you plan your budget. Pubs vary from tiny inns with a couple of rooms upstairs to luxury gastro-pubs with country-house style bedrooms, rural and urban, on main roads and off the beaten track. Also contains four feature articles including eco-friendly British holidays rather than using air miles, and emphasis on pubs using local ingredients for breakfast.
"After my Damascene conversion
to great British beers a few weeks back, I've been engrossed in Good Pub
Food by Susan Nowak and Jill Adam"
Sixth edition of this popular guide. Features
over 600 pubs in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland that serve
real food with real ale. Also featuring recipes for many popular dishes.
Split into counties for ease of use, this is the ideal book for those
who love their food almost as much as their beer!
The pleasure of each visit is rounded off with a detailed
description of the best pubs in the vicinities of the grounds and the
real ales they sell. The book also traces the fascinating story of the
birth of the modern game at the Broadhalfpenny ground in Hampshire opposite
a pub, the Bat & Ball, and shows how the tradition of good beer and
cricket is kept alive at many grounds.
Celebration of Real Ale in Stockport's Pubs.
You can obtain your copy post free by sending a cheque
for £4.95 (payable to "CAMRA Stockport and South Manchester")
to Jim Flynn at 66 Downham Road, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 5EG
Published in 2003. Cover Price: £5.95
Jeff Evans; Essential Wisdom for the Discerning Drinker.
More than 200 entries allow you to enjoy the international
world of beer from your armchair.
Facts, lists, records, anecdotes & seriously useful
knowledge for beer aficionados.
Published in October 2004. Price:
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