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Guild Member Profile

Anais Lecoq

Journalist, beer writer and author
  • Full member
  • author
  • beer-writer
  • journalist
  • writing
  • France
  • Journalism degree (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France)
  • Certified beer server (Cicerone)
  • north-american-guild-of-beer-writers
  • beer
  • beer-travel
  • drinks
  • historical
  • history-of-beer
  • marketing
  • social-med
  • travel-tourism

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

I’m a French freelance journalist, award-winning beer writer and author. My first essay exploring beer, gender and sexism, “Maltriarcat — Quand les femmes ont soif de bière et d’égalité,” was published in March 2022 (Ed. Nouriturfu, France).

My work has been featured in both French and North American publications (Good Beer Hunting, Le Fooding, Vice, Crafter for All). I mostly cover the thriving French beer scene and the rich French drinking culture and history for a non-French audience, with a focus on inclusive topics.

In 2023, I won first place in the “Best Brewery Profile” category at the North American Guild of Beer Writers Awards and Silver for Best Newcomer to Beer Communication from the British Guild —I’m also a recipient of the 2023 Diversity in Beer Writing Grant from the NAGBW.

Pieces of work by Anais:

  • Garçon, un Picon! — The Past and Future Success of Amer Bière in French Drinking Culture

    For over 175 years, French drinkers have enjoyed Amer Picon, often mixing a shot of the bitter liqueur directly into a beer to make a “Picon Bière.” Its story is deeply connected to French culture, history, and working-class life.

  • The Art of Vinifying Grains — Brasserie Ammonite in Burgundy, France

    Simon Lecomte approaches brewing like a winemaker. Located in the Burgundy region, his Brasserie Ammonite produces limited quantities of barrel-aged beers—and it’s made an outsize impression on the French beer scene.

  • Pas Encore — French Women Are Sick of Waiting for Their Beer Revolution

    When a group of French women in beer joined forces to write an open letter demanding equity and inclusion, they expected it to prompt change. Instead, they were met by near-total radio silence.