KEIGHLEY brewery Timothy Taylor's features in a new book.

The historic company is among those spotlighted in The Family Brewers of Britain.

Published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), in association with the Independent Family Brewers of Britain, the book examines the contribution to the industry made by family brewing operations.

It traces their development from the earliest days of commercial brewing, through the Industrial Revolution and Victorian innovations, to the advent of the craft beer revolution.

The author is award-winning beer writer Roger Protz.

He said: “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.”

Timothy Taylor’s is one of the oldest family-owned breweries in the UK.

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 in West Yorkshire.

Its world-famous Landlord ale has won more awards than any other beer, scooping both CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain accolade and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times.

Chief executive Tim Dewey said he was delighted that the company featured in the book.

“It is an honour to be included in The Family Brewers of Britain,” he said.

“We have been brewing in the local area for over 160 years 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 lavishly-illustrated Family Brewers of Britain includes in-depth features about 30 breweries.

It retails at £21.99. For more details and to order copies, visit