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Group photo of the winners at the 2022 British Guild of Beer Writers Awards

2022 Award Winners

The 2022 British Guild of Beer Writers Awards ceremony on November 23rd was a resounding success. The prestigious awards recognise and reward the best writing and communication about beer, cider and pubs, and this year’s winners did not disappoint.

Judges had the arduous task of reviewing 190 entries spanning 16 categories, including books, newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, radio broadcasts, films, and podcasts. After much consideration, the winners were announced at the awards ceremony held once again at One Great George Street in London.

This year’s awards featured the highest-ever prize fund of £19,500, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Find a full list of our 2022 Award Winners by category below.

Group photo of the winners at the 2022 British Guild of Beer Writers Awards

2022 Award Winners

The Michael Jackson Gold Award for Beer Writer of the Year 2022

  • Jonny Garrett


SIBA Award for Brewer of the Year 2022

  • Andy Parker, Elusive Brewing


Best Commissioned Beer Writing, sponsored by Greene King

  • Gold: David Jesudason
  • Silver: Jemma Beedie
  • Highly Commended: Will Hawkes


Best Beer Communicator, Regional Media, sponsored by Adnams

  • Gold: Alastair Gilmour
  • Silver: Ashley Joanna
  • Highly Commended: Breandán Kearney


Best Book about Beer or Pubs, sponsored by HEINEKEN

  • Gold: Jonny Garrett, A Year in Beer
  • Silver: Jaega Wise, Wild Brews
  • Highly Commended: Em Sauter, Hooray for Craft Beer


Best Audio Beer Communication, sponsored by Asahi UK

  • Gold: Eoghan Walsh
  • Silver: Jane Peyton


Best Communication about No and Low Alcohol Beer, sponsored by Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I

  • Gold: Laura Hadland
  • Silver: Jane Peyton


Best Communication about Sustainability in Beer and Pubs, sponsored by Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

  • Gold: Anthony Gladman
  • Silver: Mark Dredge


Best Communication about Beer and Travel, sponsored by VISITFLANDERS

  • Gold: Lily Waite
  • Silver: Dan Saladino


Best Communication about Pubs, sponsored by Shepherd Neame

  • Gold: Jonny Garrett
  • Silver: Alastair Gilmour
  • Highly Commended: David Jesudason


Best Newcomer to Beer Communication, sponsored by Fuller, Smith & Turner

  • Gold: Reece Hugill
  • Silver: Ashley Joanna


Best Citizen Beer Communicator, sponsored by Krombacher

  • Gold: Oli Haydon
  • Silver: Matthew Rogers


Best Video Beer Communication, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

  • Gold: Jonny Garrett and Brad Evans
  • Silver: Danny Savage


NEW: Best Communication About Cider, sponsored by Inch’s Cider

  • Gold: Gabe Cook
  • Silver: James Crowden


NEW: Guild Award for Best Communication About Diversity in Beer

  • Gold: David Jesudason
  • Silver: Ruvani de Silva


Best Self-Published Beer Writing

  • Gold: Eoghan Walsh
  • Highly Commended: Mark Dredge
  • Highly Commended: Beth Demmon


Best Beer Business Communication

  • Stephen Beaumont


Best Corporate Beer Communication

  • Untold Agency, for the Republic of Beer campaign for Budweiser Budvar UK


You can read more about the 2022 award winners and sponsors here.