Independent Researcher, Blogger, Writer
- I am nota professional journalist but have had the odd beer piece published in recent years in the Canadian press
- Decades of independent study; also working for three years with Amsterdam Brewery in Toronto on formulation and release of a pale ale from an 1870 recipe
- North American Guild of Beer Writers, Culinary Historians of Canada, Brewery History Society, Canadian Brewerianist
What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
I specialize in beer (also food) history. I am known in the international community of beer historians for my writing, to date on my voluminous blog and in journals. I have made dozens of original finds. I am also known for my recreation of an 1870 English pale ale with a Toronto-based brewery. These areas, and beer judging, are a particular focus of mine.
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
Expertise and commitment with a unique blend of specialist knowledge but also humour.
What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?
The chance to interact with others in a way, hopefully, that social media doesn’t afford me.