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16-06-2014, 09:33
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Even though it escaped into the wild a few weeks ago, this is still the*official launch week for*Brew Britannia, so we’re spending the week in and around London making various appearances:

Tuesday 17 June — we’re at the Cambridge Brewhouse, King Street, Cambridge (http://thecambridgebrewhouse.com/), from 6-9 pm — we’ll have books to sign, will be chatting beer, and have a reading ready in case the surging crowd demands it.
Wednesday 18 June — though we’re not organising it ourselves, Aurum Press have arranged a book launch do proper at a central London Shepherd Neame pub. John Humphreys from SN says:

#beer (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23beer&src=hash) bloggers, fancy meeting @BoakandBailey (https://twitter.com/BoakandBailey) to find out about their new book, Brew Britannia? Next Wednesday evening @Hoopandgrapes (https://twitter.com/Hoopandgrapes) DM me.
— John Humphreys (@MrJohnHumphreys) June 13, 2014 (https://twitter.com/MrJohnHumphreys/statuses/477416690377310208)

On Friday 20 June, from 7-9 pm, we’ll be at the Kings Arms, Bethnal Green (http://thekingsarmspub.com/). Chatting, signing, reading — you get the idea by now.

There have been a couple*more reviews since our last round-up (http://boakandbailey.com/2014/06/brew-britannia-update/), too:

The Pub Curmudgeon (http://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/strange-brew.html) — “…an excellent and enjoyable book which really is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the development of the specialist beer market in Britain over the past forty years.”
Martyn ‘Zythophile’ Cornell (http://www.propelinfo.com/pi-Newsletter-sapient.php?datetime=20140613110000) — “Overall, Boak and Bailey have produced an excellent guide to the journey British beer has taken in the past half-century, well worth reading whether you lived through it or not, simply to understand where we are now.”
Kiley Bense for Saveur magazine (http://www.saveur.com/article/library/best-cookbooks-2014-june) — “… for anyone interested in beer’s modern renaissance, it’s a quirky, comprehensive read, filled both with obscure information and more essential facts…”

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Alan McLeod says:

Finished #BrewBritannia (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BrewBritannia&src=hash) by @BoakandBailey (https://twitter.com/BoakandBailey) Best beer book of 2014 so far? Thoroughly researched. Clever writing. Neutral POV w/out boosterism
— agoodbeerblog (@agoodbeerblog) June 16, 2014 (https://twitter.com/agoodbeerblog/statuses/478331147416764416)

We’ve also been enjoying a steady flow of shots of the book in various states of completion from readers around the country and, indeed, the world, via Twitter. Here’s our favourite so far, from Steve ‘Beer Justice’ Williams:

A restful day on Lundy Island with a good book. @BoakandBailey (https://twitter.com/BoakandBailey) @aurumpress (https://twitter.com/aurumpress) 4/4 pic.twitter.com/OMDvTWwdAB (http://t.co/OMDvTWwdAB)
— Steve Williams (@beerjustice) June 10, 2014 (https://twitter.com/beerjustice/statuses/476432890503659520)

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