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2023 Award Winners

The 2023 British Guild of Beer Writers Awards ceremony took place on 29th November at Big Penny Social. The prestigious awards recognise and reward the best writing and communication about beer, cider and pubs, and this year’s winners did not disappoint.

2023 award winners

Photo credit of the 2023 gold award winners: Chiara Obscura

2023 Award Winners

Brewer of the Year, sponsored by SIBA

Winner: Georgina Young


Best Corporate Beer Communication, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: CAMRA Learn & Discover

Highly Commended: Tom Fozard (Rooster’s Brewing Co.)


Best Beer Business Communicator, sponsored by Krombacher

Gold: Jessica Mason

Silver: Pete Brown


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

Gold: Will Hawkes

Silver: Hollie Stephens


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

Gold: Lucy Corne

Silver: Mark Dredge


Best Video Beer Communication, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

Gold: Mark Dredge

Silver: Tim Webb & Bill Bradshaw


Best Audio Beer Communication, sponsored by Asahi UK

Gold: Eoghan Walsh

Silver: Nick Law

Highly Commended: Breandán Kearney


Best Beer Communicator, Regional Media, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: Clifford Lucas

Highly Commended: Ashley Joanna


Best Communication about Cider, sponsored by Aspall

Gold: Adam Wells

Silver: James Finch


Best Citizen Beer Communicator, sponsored by Harvey’s Tom Paine

Gold: Joey Leskin

Silver: Andy Ketley


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

Gold: Emmie Harrison-West

Silver: Anaïs Lecoq


Best Self-Published Beer Writing, sponsored by Outland Beers

Gold: Eoghan Walsh

Silver: David Jesudason


Best Communication about Diversity in Beer, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: Emmie Harrison-West

Highly Commended: David Jesudason


Best Communication about Beer and Travel, sponsored by VISITFLANDERS

Gold: Lucy Corne

Silver: Will Hawkes


Best Communication about Pubs, sponsored by Shepherd Neame

Gold: David Jesudason

Silver: Rachel Hendry

Highly Commended: Jane Stuart


Best Commissioned Beer Writing, sponsored by Greene King

Gold: Lily Waite

Silver: Rachel Hendry

Highly Commended: David Jesudason


Best Book about Beer or Pubs, sponsored by Heineken

Gold: David Jesudason

Silver: Des de Moor


The Michael Jackson Award for Beer Writer of the Year

Winner: David Jesudason


Learn more about the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards here.