Freelance beer writer, broadcaster & judge
- World Beer Awards judge
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.