Today is the 84th birthday of British beer writer Roger Protz. Roger, of course, if one of Britain’s best-known beer writers, having authored over twenty books on the subject, including being the editor of CAMRA’s Good beer Guide for two decades. He’s also been very active in CAMRA through much of their history. Although our paths cross only occasionally, Roger’s great to share a pint with, and we apparently love a lot of the same British television shows, something I discovered after many beers at a dinner at Het Anker in Belgium a few years ago. Join me in wishing Roger a very happy birthday.
Roger with Melissa Cole at the Great British Beer Festival in 2009.
Roger with Austrian beer writer Conrad Seidl in Belgium during a press junket there in 2013.
Roger with a bottle of Pliny the Elder I brought with me to England for him in 2008.
At our table at BrewDog in Brussels after judging in 2016, from bottom left: John Holl, me, Roger, Pete Brown, Tim Hampson and Adrian Tierney-Jones.