An award-winning journalist, Evan Rail is the author of more than 100 articles about European travel and food & drink in The New York Times. His other articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Beer Advocate, All About Beer, Smithsonian Travel, National Geographic Travel and VinePair, among many other venues.
Having lived in and written about beer and food in Central Europe for twenty years, Evan is widely considered one of the English-speaking world’s leading authorities on central European beer culture and cuisine. Evan is the author of the only English-language guidebook to Czech breweries, Good Beer Guide: Prague and the Czech Republic, published by the UK’s beer consumers’ organization CAMRA in 2007. He has contributed to several guidebook series, including Fodors and *Wallpaper, and wrote the chapter introductions and brewery profiles for Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, and Italy in Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour (2017).
Evan is the author of four Kindle Singles, including Why Beer Matters, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller. His most recent Kindle Single, The Meanings of Craft Beer, won a silver medal for best commentary or criticism from the North American Guild of Beer Writers.
Evan has appeared on a number of television programs, most notably showing Anthony Bourdain around the world of Czech beer and food on his television show “No Reservations” and drinking beer during an interview with Phil Black on CNN. He has explained what it is like to bathe in beer on the Discovery Channel’s “How Stuff Works” and been quoted on where to go for good beer in USA Today. Additional interviews with Evan have appeared on radio stations around the world, including on the BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle, Radio Prague, Hungarian National Radio and other programs. He narrated the audiobook editions of his first three Kindle Singles for Audible.com.