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2016 Award Winners

The Guild of Beer Writers Awards are the only competition to recognise and reward writing and broader communication about beer and pubs in the UK. We are proud of our award scheme and take it seriously, with a rigorous judging process, a generous prize fund thanks to our sponsors and an awards presentation and dinner in December that has become one of the industry’s top ‘must attend’ events.

Find a full list of our 2016 Award Winners by category below.

 

2016 Award Winners

The Michael Jackson Gold Tankard for Beer Writer of the Year 2017

  • Pete Brown

 

Molson Coors Award for Best Beer Writer – National Media

  • Winner: Pete Brown
  • Silver Award: Sophie Atherton

 

Adnams Award for Best Beer Writer – Regional Media

  • Winner: Alastair Gilmour
  • Silver Award: Susan & Judith Boyle

 

Fuller’s 1845 Award for Best Beer Writer – Trade Media 

  • Winner: Pete Brown
  • Silver Award: Nigel Huddleston

 

Caledonian Brewery Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online

  • Winner: Jonny Garrett
  • Silver Award: Will Hawkes

 

St Austell Brewery Award for Best Beer & Travel Writer

  • Winner: Mark Dredge
  • Silver Award: John Holl

 

There’s A Beer For That Award for Best Beer Broadcaster

  • Winner: Radio 4’s The Food Programme
  • Silver Award: Lucy Stevenson and Louise Mulroy

 

Badger Ales Award for Best Young Beer Writer of the Year

  • Winner: Jacopo Mazzeo
  • Silver Award: Joshua Farrington

 

Shepherd Neame Classic Collection Award for Best Beer & Food Writer

  • Winner: Mark Dredge
  • Silver Award: Adrian Tierney-Jones

 

Guild Award for Best Beer Writer – Corporate Communications

  • Winner: Carlsberg UK

 

Brewer of the Year

  • Richard Westwood, Marston’s

 

More on the 2016 Annual Awards and our sponsors here.