The Beer Town: The Story of Brewing in Burton Upon Trent

The Beer Town: The Story of Brewing in Burton Upon Trent


By (author) Roger Protz


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  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 234mm x 12mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0752460633
  • ISBN 13: 9780752460635
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 1,072,822

Product description

Beer has been made in the small Midland town of Burton-on-Trent for centuries: ale brewed by the monks at Burton Abbey was sent to Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity. Then, in the eighteenth century, the introduction of Burton Ale began the town's rise to brewing prominence, a fame which was cemented forever with the production of the first cask of the world-famous India Pale Ale. Today, brewing continues to thrive in the area, and a small renaissance has taken place with the arrival of a clutch of new breweries alongside such national institutions as Marston's. Raise a glass to Burton's unique and heady history, and celebrate its diverse and delicious heritage with this fascinating and richly illustrated historical compilation by The Good Beer Guide's editor, Roger Protz.

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Author information

Roger Protz, who lives in St Albans, is a journalist with a long-abiding interest in the history of brewing. Previously the editor of "What's Brewing," he now edits "The Good Beer Guide," and has won numerous awards for his work, including the Glenfiddich Drink Writer of the Year, the first ever Life-time Achievement Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers, two Golden and five Silver Tankards as the Beer Writer of the Year and numerous international plaudits. His work has featured in the" Guardian," the" Independent," and""the "Times."