Our Books

We’ve got a range of more substantial reading, as the cliche goes, ‘to suit every pocket’.

Detail from the cover of 'Back of a Beer Mat'.

Back of a Beer Mat

This e-book is avail­able FREE via Smash­words fea­tur­ing the best of the blog from that last few years refor­mat­ted and edit­ed for e-read­ers. It also con­tains an exclu­sive new intro­duc­tion on why over-think­ing beer isn’t so bad, and sev­er­al arti­cles pre­vi­ous­ly only pub­lished on oth­er web­sites and in mag­a­zines.


The Good, The Bad & The Murky -- cover image -- a can of craft beer.

The Good, the Bad & the Murky

Anoth­er FREE e-book via Smash­words, this essay/article cov­ers devel­op­ments in British beer since Brew Bri­tan­nia came out, includ­ing Lon­don murky, craft cans, microp­ubs and oth­er hot top­ics. It’s based on new inter­views, lots of snoop­ing, with a lib­er­al sauc­ing of guess­work and opin­ion.

Detail from the cover of Gambrinus Waltz.

Gambrinus Waltz

This short e-book is avail­able exclu­sive­ly for Ama­zon Kin­dle for £2.00 – the fruits of a year’s research for less than the price of a Cor­nish pasty. It tells the sto­ry of London’s first lager beer boom between 1868 and 1914. It has a cast of eccen­tric Ger­mans, tales of espi­onage, and pen por­traits of long-gone water­ing holes from the seedy Strand to the glit­ter of Pic­cadil­ly Cir­cus.

  • …well writ­ten… superbly researched…” – Tim Holt, Jour­nal of the Brew­ery His­to­ry Soci­ety
  • An excel­lent e-book” – Mar­tyn Cor­nell

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Front cover of Brew Britannia.

Brew Britannia: the strange rebirth of British beer

Then, of course, there’s our baby, of which we’re very proud. It tells the sto­ry of how Britain got from Watney’s to Brew­Dog, via CAMRA, in the space of 40 years. It won us a cou­ple of awards, got us nom­i­nat­ed for anoth­er, and peo­ple have said some very nice things about it. As of July 2017 a new edi­tion is avail­able – small­er for­mat, cheap­er (RRP £8.99), with cor­rec­tions but not updates. It’s avail­able as an e-book (around £6–10) or paper­back (£9–13) from the fol­low­ing places, among many oth­ers:

Amazon.co.uk (UK) | Amazon.com (US) | Blackwell’s | Stan­fordsWater­stones |  Ama­zon Kin­dle Apple iBook | Kobo | direct from Quar­to


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