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300 More Beers to Try Before You Die!

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by Roger Protz

In 2005, CAMRA Books published Roger Protz's 300 Beers to Try Before You Die! and gained one of its best-selling titles in the process.

300 More Beers to Try before you diePrinted in full colour, it was the sort of book that provided both information and entertainment while, at the same time, inspiring a raging thirst in everyone who read it.

A few years later, a second edition was released, with a smattering of new beers to replace ones that were no longer available. Now, there's a full-on follow up title, with 300 more beers to whet your appetite.

Roger Protz's editorial style needs little introduction as he's been one of the world's leading beer journalists for nearly 40 years. He's not only a very fine writer – countless awards testify to that – but he brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained through experience.

There are few writers who have visited as many breweries as Roger, who have talked to as many brewers and who – most importantly, I guess – have tasted so many beers. Consequently, when he recommends a beer, it's advice worth following.

The 300 beers he leads us to this time around are arranged, as before, in sections by style. Each style is furnished with a substantial history to kick off and then each beer, listed alphabetically, is described in detail.

Lavish Write Ups

The beers selected range from those that just missed the cut last time around to those arriving in the gap between editions – and, as we all know, there have been many outstanding beers launched in the last eight years.

Consequently, you'll find lavish write ups for beers such as Batemans Salem Porter, Silly Saison and St Bernardus Tripel rubbing shoulders with detailed entries for Thornbridge Versa, Duvel Tripel Hop and Nøgne Ø Brown Ale. There's even room to add your own tasting notes.

One thing you are seldom short of in a book by Protz is words. While the illustrations are plentiful, there's no hiding the fact that this is a book packed with information.

Put the two together and the resulting package exudes value for money and has every chance of proving to be just as big a success as the original 300 Beers.

1st edition (2013)

332-page paperback (CAMRA Books)

£14.99

Available now from amazon.co.uk

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