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Alastair Gilmour

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Writer who still believes the best stories are found in pubs. Finds them too. Founder of Cheers, the monthly pub magazine for the North East of England ( Varying degrees of contribution to The Telegraph, The Observer, The Guardian, Prague Post, regional newspapers, and several significant beer books. Beer Writer of the Year on four occasions and a regular Regional Writer award-winner, Alastair has also been recognised for business writing, sport and newspaper design. He hosts beer tours and tastings – including on a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a beer festival in a Moscow nightclub – and for several years was on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. He has a BA Hons in the History of Modern Art and is an avid follower of Scottish football. Nobody, he says, is perfect. 11 Southfield Gardens, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4QR T: 07930 144 846 E: @CheersPal