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.
This year’s Awards attracted more than 150 entries including books, newspaper articles, blogs, and radio broadcasts.
Find a full list of our 2019 Award Winners by category below, along with a link to a sample of their award-winning work.
2019 Award Winners
2019 Beer Writer of the Year
Greene King Award for Best Beer Writer, National Media
Adnams Award for Best Beer Writer, Regional Media
Fuller Smith & Turner Award for Best Beer Writer, Trade Media
Heineken Award for Best Beer Communicator, Online
St Austell Family Group Award for Best Young Beer Writer
Asahi Award for Best Beer and Travel Writer
Carlsberg UK Award for Best Writing on Sustainability in Beer and Pubs
Long Live the Local Award for Best Writer about Pubs
Guild Award for Best Beer Broadcaster
Guild Award for Best Beer Writer, Corporate Communications
Guild Award for Best Beer Citizen Communicator
SIBA Award for Brewer of the Year