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Guild Member Profile


Keith Thomas

Director, Brewlab Ltd and Darwin Brewery Ltd
  • Full member
  • microbiologist.
  • North East
  • diploma of the institute of brewing and distilling
  • camra
  • siba
  • mbaa
  • Professional microbiologist and mycologist, senior lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Sunderland.

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

Technical writer for trade and popular press, including The Brewer and Distiller International, Zymurgy, academic publications, CAMRA publications and local newspapers. Specialisms include brewing technology, yeast and brewery microbiology, beer purity, flavour analysis and history of brewing technology. Project director and co-ordinator of Brewlab training courses in brewing, dispense and flavour analysis. Winner of the Travel Bursary in the Guild’s Beer Writer of the Year Awards 2001. Brewlab Ltd, Unit One, West Quay Court, Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland, SR5 2TE. 0191 549 9450: Email Website:

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Advice and support on technical enquiries regarding brewing procedures, beer analysis, microbiology and molecular biology relevant to brewing.  Happy to provide feedback and commentary on developments and innovations.

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

A collaborative community of engaged and innovative writers keen to promote their passion.