Local and nationally renowned brewery, Timothy Taylor’s, which has been family-owned since 1858, has been featured in The Family Brewers of Britain by award-winning beer writer Roger Protz.
Published by the Campaign for Real Ale and in association with the Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB), this lavishly illustrated book examines the contribution made to British brewing by its family brewers from the earliest days of commercial brewing through the Industrial Revolution and Victorian innovations, to the advent of the craft beer revolution.
With in-depth features and interviews from 30 family brewers, Protz examines the past, present and future of these great brewing companies. An expert in all things beer and pub related, Protz is the author of a dozen books about beer and brewing and has edited 24 editions of CAMRA’s market-leading Good Beer Guide.
Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning cask ales, with their Landlord winning more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times. Established in 1858 when Timothy Taylor began brewing in Keighley, the company remains in the family and is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.
Protz says: “Our family brewers are often overlooked flag bearers for real ale and have fascinating stories to tell. Many have been around for hundreds of years, surviving wars, bomb damage, recession, threats of invasion, taxation and mergers and have come out the other side as the sturdy backbone of traditional beer in this country.”
Tim Dewey, Chief Executive of Timothy Taylor’s, says: “It is an honour to be featured in The Family Brewers of Britain. We have been brewing in the local area since 1858 and have seen monumental changes in the beer world and beyond during that time. It’s a testament to the long-term perspective taken by the family, and our loyal customers, that we are still going strong and still producing beers that meet the demands of today’s consumers.”
The Family Brewers of Britain goes on sale from CAMRA Books on 9 September retailing at £21.99.