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Guild Member Profile

James Beeson

  • London
  • Self-taught. Three years bar experience/homebrewing.
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Spirits
  • On-trade
  • Photography
  • Social media
  • Drinks
  • Beer travel
  • Drink tourism
  • Home Brewer

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James is a journalist who specialises in writing about food and drink. He is currently working as a reporter for The Morning Advertiser, having recently graduated with distinction in his Masters in Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London. He runs his own website, Beeson on Beer, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of publications including The Independent, Ferment Magazine, Belgian Beer & Food Magazine and The Brewers Journal.

Pieces of work by James:

  • The ticking time-bombs facing Britain’s pubs

    An issue feature for Beeson on Beer, in which James examines the challenges facing Britain’s pubs in the 21st Century. Published in March 2017.

  • In Interview | Mark Tranter, Burning Sky

    Burning Sky has become something of a byword for quality when it comes to mixed fermentation, wood aged saisons. But there is also so much more to the Sussex brewery than those excellent beers. James Beeson sat down with Burning Sky owner Mark Tranter recently to discuss some of its very exciting plans for 2017, and beyond. Published by The Brewers Journal in January 2017.

  • In conversation with… Jack Hobday, co-founder of Anspach & Hobday

    As part of a regular feature for Beeson On Beer, James interviews Anspach & Hobday co-founder Jack Hobday about setting up his brewery, being part of the Bermondsey Beer Mile and his plans for the future. Published in February 2017.

  • 10 best canned craft beers

    Article for The Independent Newspaper. Published online and in The i paper in August 2015.