Roger Protz, leading beer writer and twice winner of the prestigious Glendfiddich Drink Writer of the Year Award, has revealed to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), his selection of must-try British beers to sample down the pub and at the forthcoming Great British Beer Festival.
The list has been whittled down from an international selection of 300 beers featured in Roger Protz’s new book 300 Beers to Try Before You Die! The book is being launched in time for next week’s Great British Beer Festival, 2nd-6th August, at London Olympia.
“You can't beat the conviviality of a good pub serving good beer. But the Great British Beer Festival is the biggest pub in the world!” said Mr Protz. “It's a brilliant showcase and snapshot of the modern British brewing industry. There's never been a greater choice for beer drinkers in Britain, with milds, bitters, porters, stouts, golden ales, old ales and barley wines. Come and revel in the remarkable choice and diversity of Britain's best beers, and why not try out some of my own personal favourites all gathered together under one roof for the first time?”
Roger Protz’s Top Ten Beers to Drink in British Pubs (in alphabetical order!) are:
1. Brakspear Bitter, Oxfordshire
2. B&T Edwin Taylor’s Stout, Bedfordshire
3. Cains Dark Mild, Liverpool
4. Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Essex
5. Fullers ESB, London
6. Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter, Sussex
7. Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, Scotland
8. Marston's Pedigree, Burton upon Trent
9. Taylor’s Landlord, Keighley, Yorkshire
10. Young’s Bitter, London