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Anthony Gladman

Freelance Writer
  • London

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

IBD trained Beer Sommelier working as a freelance writer and blogger with specialist beer knowledge.

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

As a new member I’m looking forward to meeting fellow members and extending my contacts in the beer trade.

Pieces of work by Anthony:

  • - How to talk intelligently about beer

    Are you a zythophobe or a zythophile? (A zythowhat now?!)

    A zythophile is someone who likes beer and all things related to it. A zythophobe then, is a beer shunner; someone who gets Beer Fear.

    Perhaps this is you; you don’t drink much beer. Perhaps you don’t even like it that much, but you’ve decided to give it a go – or that’s been decided for you – and here you are confronted with a glass of sudsy unfamiliarity. How do you talk intelligently about beer while not knowing the first thing about it?

    Relax. You already know more than you think. You’ll pick up more details with practice but in the meantime, here are a few terms and pointers to help you fake it until you make it.

  • - What are the key styles of beer (and how do I find one I like?)

    Let’s take beer back to basics. Like, right back. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a brief outline of a few of the most commonly seen types¬†of beer to help you navigate all those taps and pumps at the bar.

  • BeerBods - Unity Brewing Co, Congregrate Belgian Pale

    Jimmy Hatherley started out in wine but soon had his head turned towards beer when his father introduced him to Belgian classics and American craft beers. He began buying local craft beers for the off-licences he managed, just as the London craft beer scene was taking off, but what he really wanted was to work in a brewery. “For anyone getting into the industry, the romance is brewing. Everyone loves the idea of making something.”

  • Small Beer Brew Co. - big ambitions for small beer

    The Small Beer Brew Co is not yet one year old but its founders James and Felix have big ambitions for low-ABV beers. The pair, who already have plenty of drinks industry experience under their belts, spotted a gap in the market for low-ABV beers while working together at gin distillers Sipsmith.

    They launched with just two core beers – a lager at 2.1% ABV and a dark lager at 1.0%. This reflected their ethos of putting flavour first, and perfecting their recipes before moving on to new beers.

    This Thursday they will launch their third core beer at the Taste of London Festival. Called Steam, it is a red rye lager hopped with Chinook and Mosaic that packs a proper flavour punch of citrus and tropical fruit with robust malt and spicy bitter rye notes.