One of the best and most thoroughly researched accounts of the history of British beer styles. If you already think you know it all, this is the book for you. --Jay Brooks, Bay Area News
This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in beer as a drinker, a retailer or a brewer. --John Cryne, former chairman, Campaign for Real Ale, London Drinker
This book is absolutely brilliantly revelatory ... the painstaking research that has gone into this work is phenomenal This is definitely a books that belongs on any beer-lover's bookshelf. It is a must read. --Brewsnews.com.au
A wonderful job of laying out the history of bitter, mild, porter and IPA based on research, not myth, and styles you may have only heard about such as Burton Ale and Stingo, as well as those news to me, such as Gale Ale. --beerwineandwhisky.com
About the Author
Martyn Cornell is an award-winning author and journalist, a founding member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and a former Beer Writer of the Year. His other titles include Beer: The Story of the Pint and Beer Memorabilia.