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  • Published: 16 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787631137
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.99

The Perfect Pint

A Beer Lover's Handbook

Everything you need to know to discover or brew your own perfect pint from the author of the award-winning and bestselling Booze for Free.

Andy Hamilton has tried hundreds, if not thousands, of pints from the avalanche of new flavours now available and has convinced commercial, craft and home brewers across Britain to share some of their top-secret best recipes. So why not swap 'a pint of the usual' for something more unusual?

- Learn how to taste - and talk - beer like the professionals.
- Drink some of the finest ales made in Britain.
- Find out the secrets of a perfect porter, an irresistible IPA, a super stout and that marvellous mild.

An in-depth tour of beer and brewing, this is the essential companion for anyone who enjoys a decent British pint.


*A revised and updated edition of BREWING BRITAIN*

  • Published: 16 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787631137
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton is a comedy scriptwriter and performer. He regularly appears on QI and Have I Got News for You. His writing credits include Outnumbered, Drop the Dead Donkey, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Trevor's World of Sport, What We Did on Our Holiday and many others. He plays Satan in the Radio 4 comedy Old Harry’s Game, which he also writes.

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Praise for The Perfect Pint

A cracking good read for anyone interested in beer. Andy Hamilton displays his expert knowledge of beer and brewing, with a touch of earth humour and witty banter, making this book fun as well as informative.

Jim's Beer Kit

This fascinating book tells you everything you need to know about the search for a perfect pint, from discovering new beers to learning how to taste them properly and even how to brew your own.

Best of British Magazine

A comprehensive guide to some well-known brews alongside the chance to learn from Andy Hamilton's years of experience.

Falcata Times

A handy how-to-guide for home brewers, with guides to British beers, beer shops, festivals and more.

The Evening Standard

Enjoyable with excellent summaries.

The Guest Ale

Surprisingly good - I didn't expect a book on such a limited field to be so hard to put down.

The Real Epicurean

An unusual book in its breadth of reference and subject ... a worthy addition to the beery bookshelf.

Pub History Society Newsletter

A must for anyone who likes to dabble in beer-making or just loves beer! It covers everything you need to know.

Choice magazine

One of the best books I have on the subject of brewing.

Zymology UK

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