Around London in 80 Beers (2007)


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By Chris Pollard & Siobhan McGinn

London invented multi-cultural. Its cosmopolitan from the beginning of the cosmos. So it follows that Around London in 80 Beers will feature beers of every style and strength from all over the UK and the rest of the world. The only common theme is that they are all great beers – not simple liquids for simple tastes.

So it goes with the outlets, which include all conceivable types of beer-selling operation and several you would not imagine to have an interest in quality brewing.

Current edition: 2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Published by: Cogan & Mater
ISBN: 978-0-9547789-2-7

Chris Pollard, known to all as Podge, has been a leading campaigner for better beer for 25 years, preferring the practical approach of organizing beer festivals and running a travel company ( that runs beer tours, mainly to Belgium. He was a founder of Cogan & Mater and co-authored its first book, LambicLand, in 2004.

Siobhan McGinn shares her time between academic study, keeping Podge’s Belgian Beer Tours on the road and aiding the cause of Belgian brewing at some of the UK’s major beer festivals. Her knowledge of the backstreets and real life of Bruges is as unparalleled as her appreciation of its place in history.



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