In this comprehensive new guide to Yorkshire brewing, renowned beer writer Simon Jenkins trawls the length and breadth of Britain's biggest (and best) county seeking out the brewers old and new, large and small, which between them have created an astonishing resurgent beer scene. From fiercely traditional brewers producing time-honoured beers in slate
Yorkshire squares, to the new-wave craft brewers embracing a dizzying variety of imported hops; from the ancient brewer
hemmed in by a tight knot of cobbled streets to the brewery established in the disused toilets of a rugby league ground
- Simon found them all.
This entertaining journey around the county lists every brewer Simon could find - 166 at the last count - and features lots of his favourite beers and some of the best places to drink them.
Simon Jenkins began writing the pub column for the Yorkshire Evening Post in 1992 - and continues to do so, despite having left full-time journalism to join the University of Leeds in 2006. He has written for a host of publications in the UK and overseas, and regularly contributes to broadcast discussions on beer and brewing, most recently on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme. The second edition of his book The Great Leeds Pub Crawl was published in 2015, and is a lively informative ramble around the best pubs in the city. He was named Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers in 2010. Despite all this, he is generally fairly sober.