Beer Sommelier, American Craft Beer Ambassador, Communications
- Certified Cicerone® Beer Sommelier
- Certified Cicerone
What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
I’m a Certified Cicerone® and accredited Beer Sommelier on a mission to get the world to drink more beer styles on more occasions, particularly with food. My background is PR but I’ve morphed into wider roles through my work for the Brewers Association, which includes writing articles, beer judging, organising events, doing tastings and spreading the word about craft beer. I now perform an Ambassadorial type of role for the Brewers Association in the UK and Europe.
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
An insight into the US craft brewing world and a comparison between craft beer culture in the States v the UK, including beer and food matching, market stats and export figures. I can provide access to resource and personnel at the Brewers Association.
What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?
I like the camaraderie, the passion of fellow members and the whole UK beer culture that the Guild embodies. The events are great and I like knowing what’s going on in the beer world through the news updates.