Online Book Launch

Considering my book launch has taken place after a full year of lockdown, it’s been a hectic old time. From my virtual command centre I organised a very special event on the actual publication date. This was 16th March 2021 – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Campaign for Real Ale. I lined up some great guests who I had interviewed during my research for the book 50 Years of CAMRA. This included legendary beer writer Roger Protz and not one but two of the four founders of CAMRA.

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It was a real privilege to host the main event on CAMRA‘s big birthday so I’m chuffed they left me to it. And today I’ve just discovered that my book has made it to the top 5 beer books on Amazon which I am also massively pleased about! Here are the edited highlights from the launch evening for your viewing pleasure – including a shout out to The Real Ale Classroom who provided me with fresh cask ale from Arbor for the event!

Just little old me
British Beer Writer of the Year in 2017 and regular beer columnist in the Daily Star
Former National Chairman and member of the CAMRA National Executive for 18 years
First female Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers
National Chairman in 1976 and founder of Castle Rock Brewery, Nottingham
Co-author of the World Atlas of Beer
Former National Chairman and CAMRA Master Trainer
Two of CAMRAs four founders
One of the most celebrated beer writers in the country!
Beer Writer of the Year, British Guild of Beer Writers in 2018
The founding chairman of the European Beer Consumers Union
Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers


Bestselling author and freelance drinks writer. Champion of pubs and breweries. Occasional printmaker.

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