Good Beer Guide 2009: 2009 by Roger Protz
Now in its 36th year, the "Good Beer Guide" is fully revised and updated each year. Along with information on over 4,500 recommended pubs, the Guide has a unique 'Breweries Section' which lists all the breweries - micro, regional and national - that produce cask beer in the UK. Tasting notes, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. "The Good Beer Guide" is more than just a pub guide - it is the complete book for beer lovers.There are no entry fees for listings, and every pub is checked many times a year by discerning local CAMRA members."Good Pub Guide" is published annually by Ebury Press. Pubs in this guide are checked just once a year and by far fewer researchers who compile the "Good Beer Guide". There are only around 1,000 full entries and the other pubs listed have very brief descriptions. "The Good Pub Guide" tends to concentrate on rural pubs whereas the "Good Beer Guide" has a good selection of both rural and urban pubs. This means there are huge gaps in geographic coverage in the "Good Pub Guide" with some cities not covered."AA Pub Guide" is published annually by AA Publishing. It includes only 2,500 pubs whereas the "Good Beer Guide" covers more than 4,500. There is sure to be something to meet the readers' requirements in the "Good Beer Guide".The launch is to be supported by a major media campaign by CAMRA, raising the profile of this already successful annual title.