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Guild Member Profile

Emma Inch

Freelance beer writer, broadcaster & judge
  • journalist
  • writer
  • podcaster
  • South East
  • beer-judging-exp
  • iob-gen-cert
  • World Beer Awards judge
  • history-of-beer
  • brewing
  • beer-styles
  • homebrewer
  • Beer
  • Podcasting
  • Broadcasting

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

I am a freelance beer writer broadcaster and judge. I won the British Guild of Beer Writers Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online – 2017. I’m also a prize-winning homebrewer with a brewing qualification from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. If I’m not writing or talking about beer, you can generally find me making it. 

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I have written about beer and brewing for both the national and international press including Original Gravity, Brew Your Own Magazine and Diva Magazine. I won the British Guild of Beer Writers Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online – in November 2017. I produce and present Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio, the UK’s only monthly beer and brewing show broadcasting on FM radio (Radio Reverb) – the show is available to ‘listen again’ as a podcast via iTunes and Podomatic.

I achieved my General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in 2015. I am a prize-winning home brewer and have also been involved in collaboration brews with commercial breweries. I have experience judging and tasting beers (most recently as a World Beer Awards Judge – 2017).


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

I enjoy the support of other Guild members, particularly in terms of staying connected to the ever-changing beer scene. I also appreciate the access to information and resources that Guild membership provides.

Pieces of work by Emma:

  • Fermentation Radio Show

    Fermentation Radio Show – the UK’s only beer and brewing show on FM radio – broadcasts live once a month on the award-winning Radio Reverb. The show features interviews with national and international brewers, articles on brewing techniques and homebrewing, food and beer matching, and beer-related news and views. You can catch up with previous shows via iTunes and Podomatic


  • Fermentation Website & Blog

    Further examples of my work can be found on my website and blog.

  • DIVA Magazine - August 2017 - Make Mine a Pint

    The beer scene is changing and, at the heart of that scene, are lesbians and bi women brewing, selling and drinking ale!

  • Brew Your Own Magazine - October 2017 - London Calling

    The new wave of craft beer shaking up English brewing!