Aurum signs history of British beer

Aurum signs history of British beer

Aurum Press has bought a narrative history of how the British beer industry came to flourish again, having been renowned for luke-warm, weak pints.

Commissioning editor Sam Harrison bought world rights direct from the authors, Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, in Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer, telling how the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and assorted brews, publicans and punters saved the British pint.

Harrison said: "The revitalisation of real ale is one of the most exciting success stories in modern British business—a tale of an authentic grass roots movement that has both saved and transformed the humble British pint. I'm delighted Aurum will be publishing the first book to bring the full story to light, and to be working with Boak and Bailey, who are amongst the most respected of the new wave of British beer writers."

It will be published in summer 2014. The authors' beer blog can be found at www.boakandbailey.com.