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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.


Pete Brown
British Guild of Beer Writers

To contact Pete –, 07941 123048




Our Objectives are:

○  To promote excellence in beer and pub communications – including (but not limited to) publishing, editing, writing, broadcasting, lobbying, creating digital content, social posting, marketing, designing, photographing, organising events, presenting, taste tutoring and beer judging

○  To help educate, inform and inspire consumers and members of the industry about beer and pubs

○  To support beer communicators in their professional and skills development

○  To enhance the reputation of Guild membership, supporting the creation of work opportunities for members, and promoting within and beyond the industry the desirability of employing and / or contracting Guild members for beer and pub communication work


Our new Code of Conduct can be downloaded here: Guild of Beer Writers Code of Conduct

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




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

I've spent my entire life immersed in the captivating worlds of beer and wine, but it was only after I completed my PhD in Musicology that I decided to embrace the drinks industry full-time.

Throughout the years I’ve worked across different areas of the industry – including hospitality as a Head Sommelier, educator, market researcher. This mosaic of experiences is hugely beneficial to my work as a drinks journalist and consultant.

Although interested in all things fermented and distilled, my main expertise lies in wine and beer. I judge a number of international wine and beer competitions and I am Director of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Before my move to freelancing, I was typing about wine, beer and spirits at Imbibe, the UK’s leading magazine for the on-trade drinks industry.

Want to work together?

Discover how I can help you or simply get in touch with me.

Jacopo Mazzeo

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