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Ted Child

Ted Child is a Recognized BJCP Beer Judge and award-winning homebrewer. He is also What's Brewing's in-house book reviewer. Look for his assessments of the latest beer books and publications in each issue.


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Tapping the West review: Alberta gets its own beer book

By Ted Child
  • July 14, 2020
No doubt all of us stuck at home in 2020 are dreaming about our next major road trip. Beer tourism is essential travel, isn’t it? Good news: this great little book will get snobby West Coast beer drinkers ready to dream about a trip to (gasp!) Alberta to taste craft beer.
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What’s Brewing Goes to the Movies

By Ted Child
  • October 24, 2019
To the joy of beer drinkers everywhere, two new beer documentaries have recently been released. Both Brewmaster (2018) and Beers of Joy (2019) follow in the footsteps of the first Somm film.
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Beeronomics: How Beer Explains The World

By Ted Child
  • January 15, 2019
I long for beer books like this that don’t just detail how history affected beer, but talk about how beer affected history. The authors argue that “Beer has shaped the trajectory of Western civilization more than most political philosophers might like to admit."
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