Ron Pattinson is a British beer writer and historian who lives in Amsterdam. He has spent the last 15 years researching and obsessing over many beer-related topics. His European Beer Guide has pointed countless beer lovers in the direction of good beer across Europe. While over on his Shut up About Barclay Perkins blog, he writes about beer history, mostly the history of British beer styles, but with excursions into German Austrian, Dutch and Scandinavian beer history. He is the author of many books about beer history, mostly significant for their single-word titles, such as "Porter!", "Mild!" and "Bitter!". Each month he writes for BeerAdvocate magazine about beer history. He recently published a book on brewing historic beers called "The Home Brewer's Gude to Vintage Beer". He is married and the father of two teenage sons.