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06-06-2010, 21:24
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Iíve got another book out, itís called Real Ale Record Book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-Record-Book-Adrian-Tierney-Jones/dp/0752457152/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275854037&sr=1-8). A bit cheaper than 1001 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/1001-Beers-You-Must-Before/dp/1844036820/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1) and nowhere as heavy. You can even put it into your pocket when youíre out and about. If you remember the I-Spy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Spy) books of a glorious youth before less wholesome activities set in, then this might just be your thing. When the publishers (the same people who do Martyn Cornellís Amber, Gold & Black (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Spy)) asked me to do it, I-Spy for grown ups was the pitch, which makes sense given its pocket-book status. Itís got over 150 beers in it with 50+ word tasting notes for each (and yes I have drunk them all). I think youíre supposed to go round the country ticking them off (not put them in plastic bottles and drink them in a shed). And why not? As the book title suggests itís about cask beer, but Iíve got a couple of Brew Doggers in and a Meantime, but sadly no Lovibondís, West, or Freedom. Despite these calamitous exclusions Iím quite pleased with it. If you buy it do let me know what Iíve missed out of it (there are also a few pubs mentioned in it, favourites of mine where the heart always quickens when the sign comes in sight, the Anchor Walberswick, Woods, Dulverton, Royal Oak, Borough etc etc). Oh and if youíre a wild swimmer Iíve also got a similar book out with the same publishers as well, itís called the the Wild Swimming Record Book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0752457136/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=03FX7WRJJEV7Q943AE53&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128133&pf_rd_i=468294).https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3076725205410370436-3372508456605898766?l=maltworms.blogspot.com

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