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About The Guild

The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs, and our website is dedicated to exactly that pursuit.

In it, you will find listed the cream of the country’s beer media experts – be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or PR people. Somewhere in these pages, you will find a beer professional who can answer any questions you have, produce any articles you need, take any photos you require and generally inform you about any and all aspects of this popular and extraordinary product.

Supporters of the Guild include brewers, pub companies, and many suppliers associated with the brewing trade. They, too, are listed in our corporate members page.

Beer is a subject extraordinarily well served by its affiliated journalists, in whatever media they operate. The quality of writing of beer journalists and the broad social canvas open which they sketch are remarkable.

The Guild’s hope is that the public is given every opportunity to learn this and first hand from its members – and that the public can read, listen and view as frequently as possible how beer is flourishing in Britain today.


Emma Inch
Guild Chair
British Guild of Beer Writers

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Our Objectives are:

○  To promote excellence in beer, cider, and pub communications

○  To support beer and cider communicators in their professional and skills development

○  To help educate, inform and inspire people about beer, cider, and pubs

○  The Guild is formed as a non-political body to pursue these aims


If you’re interested in reading our Articles of Association, please click here.

Our new Code of Conduct can be downloaded here.



What do you like most about being a member of the guild?

The friendships & business associations made with like-minded beer drinkers, aficionados and experts. Beer is undergoing a renaissance and there are now over 140 different styles and 12,000 different beers so there's always something new to learn and something new to write about.  The British Guild of Beer Writers provides a great fellowship in which you can swap and expand ideas and opinions and share your enthusiasm and love of beer with fellow members as well as communicating with a wider audience.

Kate Hempsall

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