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Guild Member Profile

James Beeson

Food and Drink writer / Journalist
  • Freelance Beer writer
  • New Zealand
  • MA Journalism, Shorthand, Adobe Creative Packages
  • Beer & Cider Academy (Advanced Course in Beer), Self taught - five years industry experience
  • music
  • politics
  • spirits
  • on-trade
  • photography
  • social-med
  • drinks
  • beer-travel
  • drinkstourism
  • Photography

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

I am an award-winning beer writer and freelance journalist, offering digital communications expertise for the food and drink industry. With over five years experience working in the sector, including two years as a reporter for a national trade title, I have both the knowledge and skill set to aide businesses seeking to improve their external communications and brand image.

I have written about beer for a number of publications including The Morning Advertiser, Ferment Magazine, The Brewers Journal, The i newspaper, Belgian Beer & Food magazine and The Full Pint, and have won two British Guild of Beer Writers’ awards for my work, including Best Young Beer Writer in 2017. I have also hosted numerous tutored tasting events and beer and food matching dinners.

I offer a wide range of services including but not limited to: copywriting, photography, PR, events planning and promotion, social media strategy and consultancy. My client list includes: The Beer & Cider Academy, Honest Brew, The Beer Boutique, Stannary Brewing Co, The Royal Oak, Exeter University Real Ale Society and 16 Tun.

To see examples of my writing and photography please visit my website Beeson on Beer. If you would like to hire – or work with – me, please send me an email on

Pieces of work by James:

  • How Catalonia's Rural Brewers Have Embraced Mixed Fermentation

    A travel feature for Beeson on Beer, in which James explores the rural beer scene of Catalonia, learning how its brewers have embraced the arts of barrel ageing and mixed fermentation.

  • 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.

  • Roger Protz: CAMRA must embrace craft keg beer

    Interview with Roger Protz for The Morning Advertiser. Published in September 2017.

  • Camden Town Brewery Launches Inaugural TV Advertising Campaign

    UK sightlines piece for Good Beer Hunting. Published in September 2017.