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Stop being a beer mug — it's time to learn about the drink in your pint glass.


Jonathan Goodall

Jonathan Goodall landed his first writing job editing ‘The Potato Page’ at The Fresh Produce Journal. He learnt quickly how to identify a ‘hot-potato’ story, a skill he successfully transferred to Wine & Spirit International then Decanter wine magazine, which he joined as editor. Never afraid of hands-on research, he has since written about all facets of booze for, among others, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Spectator and Saga magazine.

He has also written books, too humorous to mention, about beer (The Boys’ Beer Book) cocktails (including The American Bar & Cocktail Book) and wine (The Bluffer’s Guide to Wine). Jonathan is now resting his liver in Bournemouth with his partner, Gabrielle, and son James. He is still known to enjoy the occasional ale, strictly for the purposes of research, and only in moderation.

"This guide will leave your brain full of beer knowledge the way a hearty stout leaves your belly full of beer love."


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