CAMRA Book News

Author Des de Moor very kindly joined in the CAMRA London Region AGM on 31 March to update us on the third edition of his seminal guide. Frustratingly for Des, the book was on the point of being sent to the printers when the third lockdown was announced. Knowing that changes were inevitable, especially in central London, Des decided not to proceed and to start again in the autumn. If all goes according to plan, the book will be published well in time for Christmas.

This will be the next publication from CAMRA Books, due out later in the summer. Author Mathew Curtis is producing not just a guide to some of the most exciting beers in the UK but will also give an insight into how and why they are an important part of today’s beer scene. It will tell the story of around eighty different beers and the brewers who make them, focusing on how their influence has directly affected our choice at the bar. Mr Curtis will make a case that, although British beer culture has changed drastically over the past few decades, it remains as culturally vital as ever. We will print a review in due course.