Beer Writer and Brewer
- beer writer
- Certified Cicerone®
- BJCP judge
- Algemene Bierkenner (CVO Panta Rhei, Gent)
- Labo-fermentatie (CVO Panta Rhei, Gent)
What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
Breandán Kearney is a writer of deeply-reported longform narrative nonfiction. He was named Beer Writer of the Year 2015 by the British Guild of Beer Writers. He was also named Young Beer Writer of the Year 2015 and Best Beer and Food Writer 2015. Breandán chaired the judging panel for the British Guild of Beer Writers awards in 2016.
Breandán is a Certified Cicerone® and an accredited beer sommelier through the UK Institute of Brewing & Distilling, a certified ‘algemene bierkenner’ (CVO Panta Rhei), a Certified Cicerone® and a BJCP judge. He has judged at both the World Beer Awards (UK, 2016) and the World Beer Cup (San Antonio, 2020).
Breandán’s writing has also been recognised by the North American Guild of Beer Writers, winning “Best International Beer Reporting” in 2019, “Best Technical Beer Writing” in 2018, and “Best Beer Podcast” for Belgian Smaak in 2018.
Breandán specialises on the subject of Belgian beer for a range of publications, including Belgian Beer and Food magazine, Good Beer Hunting, Brew Your Own, Beoir and Belgian Smaak. Breandán is the General Manager at Siphon Brewing, a Belgian microbrewery on the grounds of a four-generation-old family restaurant in the West Flemish village of Damme.
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
Breandán specialises in Belgian beer and Belgian beer culture.
He writes about Belgian beer and Belgian beer culture for a range of audiences, within Belgium and internationally (UK & Ireland, USA & Canada, Scandanavia etc), both for on-trade, beer consumers and general audiences.
What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?
Breandán avails of the Guild’s networking opportunities and resources for publication.