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Guild Member Profile


Jules Gray

Director Sheffield Beer Week, Hop Hideout and Indie Beer Feast
  • Full member
  • writer
  • comms pr exec agency
  • event-spking
  • beer retailer
  • Yorkshire and Humber
  • ba-media
  • beer-academy-found
  • how-to-judge-beer
  • beer-judging-exp
  • food-matching
  • music
  • cider
  • on-trade
  • off-trade
  • social-med
  • fmcg

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

With over fifteen years professional experience in the beer trade from working in multiple roles at an FMCG brewing company to the independent beer sector and running an award-winning small business. Skills covering logistics, sales, procurement, forecasting, writing, social media and events. Beer judging experience at the World Beer Awards and SIBA nationals.

Director of city-wide beer celebration Sheffield Beer Week. An annual beer celebration in the second week of March, launched in 2015. The umbrella event includes, on average each year, over 35 venues with over 60 events through the ten day celebration.

Director of Sheffield’s craft beer festival Indie Beer Feast.

Director of independent beer shop Hop Hideout, launched November 2013 along Abbeydale Road, Sheffield. Now located at food hall and social dining space Kommune.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Freelance writer, beer judging, blogger and events planner with a specialist beer and cider knowledge.

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

Attending social events, learning through peers to broaden knowledge and being part of a network of beer lovers.