Pocket-sized book of beer wisdom returns for second edition
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of its Book of Beer Knowledge, a pocket-sized compendium to load beer drinkers with the ultimate pub trivia before a trip to their local.
Compiled by award-winning beer writer Jeff Evans, this must-have title for lovers of pub ammo contains more than 200 entries covering the serious, silly and the downright bizarre from the world of beer. Packed with beer facts, records, stats and anecdotes, CAMRA’s Book of Beer Knowledge reveals everything from the smallest pub in Britain to how to say ‘cheers’ in 26 different languages.
Jeff Evans, author of CAMRA’s Book of Beer Knowledge, said:
‘I’ve always been fascinated by facts and figures so it’s been a great pleasure to put together tables and charts showing lots of information beer and pub lovers will hopefully find useful. At the same time, I’ve been looking at the crazy side of beer production – the wacky facts and oddball bits of trivia that sum up the fun of beer drinking around the world.
‘In addition to compiling lists of best-selling beers, important hop-growing regions and other hard facts, I’ve been discovering a beer in Australia that is made for dogs and the Japanese beer made with barley grown in space, as well as unearthing the truth about names such as Samuel Adams and JD Wetherspoon. It’s been great fun.’
Some of the unusual facts contained in the book include-
- China produces the most beer of any country in the world (410.3 million hectolitres each year)
- Home-brewing is still illegal in Alabama and Mississippi, USA
- Buddhist monks in Thailand have built an entire temple from old beer bottles
- The longest pub name in the UK is ‘The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn’