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22 Dec 2017 - Martyn Cornell - Zythophile
31 Aug 2017 - Martyn Cornell - Zythophile
8 Aug 2017 - Adrian Tierney-Jones - Called to the Bar
The Seven Moods of Craft Beer is my latest book and if you want to be snarky yes it’s a list book, 350 beers from around the world, about which I have written and I suppose recommended the reader try before he or she stumbles off this mortal coil.
22 Oct 2016 - Adrian Tierney-Jones - Called to the Bar
I’ve always been an advocate of beer writing, that it can be valid as film, music or food writing (there are even beauty and luxury journalists these days for heaven’s sake) and this belief is in concrete, physical form with
2 Sep 2016 - firstname.lastname@example.org (Alistair Reece) - Fuggled
Goodness me, where did August go? Seems like only yesterday I was hosting the 114th Session. For number 115 Joan of Birraire asks us to:
20 Apr 2016 - Pete Brown - Pete Brown
Trawling through old notebooks can yield unexpected treasures.The new beer book I'm currently working on was initially inspired by a few experiences that I'd never properly written up and used.Sometimes I'll visit a brewery or go to an event and I'm inspired by it, taking pages
21 Jul 2015 - itguide - Zythophile
Of all the different styles of books about beer, the old-fashioned anecdotal ramble, as exemplified by John Bickerdyke’s classic Curiosities of Ale and Beer from 1889, or Richard Boston’s Beer and Skittles from the 1970s, seems to be the rarest.
4 Sep 2014 - Adrian Tierney-Jones - Called to the Bar
On beer writing, or should that be beer-writing? So what’s in it for me, what’s the tin medal that I can pin on my sleeveless shirt when the day is done?
13 Jun 2014 - Adrian Tierney-Jones - Called to the Bar
The author with one of his matesThis compact e-book is a superlative piece of beer writing: I read it in one go, partly on a bike in the gym and then finished it when I got home in league with a coffee so strong that when I dropped my pen in it the damn thing floated.
28 Dec 2013 - Adrian Tierney-Jones - Called to the Bar
A few weeks back I was asked by What’s Brewing in my capacity of Secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers to write something about beer writing for their back page column Industry Insider. I noticed in the new issue that someone has written in a letter taking me to task for ‘bemoaning’ the lack of narrative books about beer , whilst forgetting The Longest Crawl by Ian Marchant. He’s right, I completely forgot about it.