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Guild Member Profile

  • 26 Redcliffe Road, Nottingham, NG3 5BW
  • 0115 9623973
  • Email John

John Westlake

  • Beer Sommelier
  • Writer
  • Midlands
  • Beer judging experience eg CAMRA/SIBA competitions
  • Beer Academy Beer Sommelier
  • Food matching
  • Travel and tourism

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

Beer Sommelier and award winning beer and travel writer.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Freelance beer and travel writer and former winner of both the Budweiser Budvar Travel Bursary and the Guild Judges’ Award for Excellence, John is also an accredtited Beer Sommelier with experience of conducting tutored beer tastings and beer and food pairing events. He has visited well over 150 countries where beer is brewed and enjoyed and is a regular contributor to CAMRA publications, including the multi-award winning Nottingham Drinker magazine.

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

Connection to the industry and the annual dinner.