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Guild Member Profile

Joan Villar-i-Martí

Beer Writer, Consultant & Judge
  • Full member
  • consultant
  • writer
  • blogger
  • event organiser
  • speaker
  • judge
  • spain
  • bjcp-judge
  • bjcp
  • food-matching
  • education
  • history-of-beer
  • beer-travel
  • social-media
  • events
  • beer
  • spanish beer

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

Catalan beer writer, consultant and judge, with a long experience organising events, tastings and writing articles for different media.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Joan Villar-i-Martí is a Catalan beer writer, consultant and judge. Financial risk consultant by profession, he also writes about beer both in Spanish and English in his blog Birraire since 2010, as well as in other media, such as the leading gastronomic magazine Cuina. He is author of the Catalan Beer Guide (2013) has translated Euan Ferguson’s Craft Brew (2016) to Spanish and has contributed to Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb’s 3rd Pocket Beer Book (2017). He is also part of the organisation team of the Barcelona Beer Festival.

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

The Guild gives the opportunity to be part of a community of great writers and communicators who are devoted to beer dissemination.


Pieces of work by Joan:

  • Craft and local - with Jordi Sánchez Puig of Lupulina

    Extensive feature about small-scale hop farming, reflecting on challenges, craftmanship and native products, with Jordi Sánchez Puig of Lupulina.