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Guild Member Profile

Martyn Cornell

  • journalist
  • blogger
  • consultant
  • event-spking
  • writer
  • London
  • MBA
  • Beer Academy How to Judge Beer
  • Beer judging experience eg CAMRA/SIBA competitions
  • Brewery History Society (BHS)
  • Pub History Society
  • Food matching
  • Politics
  • Current affairs
  • On-trade
  • Off-trade
  • City and business
  • Historical interest
  • History of Beer
  • Brewing
  • Beer styles

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

Award-winning and widely published historian of beer, brewing and beer styles, consultant and educator.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Author, journalist, editor and conference speaker, consultant and educator on beer and leading historian of beer styles and beer history, helping retailers, wholesalers and brewers sell more beer through giving staff and customers more knowledge, with a record in NPD and PR encompassing clients from brewers and publishers to the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Piedmont, Italy. Writing about beer in publications from The Guardian to Beer Advocate to the South China Morning Post. Books: Strange Tales of Ale (2015); Amber Gold and Black (2010), about British beer styles; Beer: the Story of the Pint (2003), a history of brewing in Britain; The Business Guide to Cask Ale (2002); and Beer Memorabilia (2000). BGBW awards: beer book of the year 2015 and 2003, online beer communicator 2014 and 2011, beer with food writer 2012 and 2005, travel bursary 2013 and 2000, Beer Writer of the Year 2003.

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

The guild gives those who love communicating about beer as well as drinking it the chance to meet those who love brewing beer and those who love selling beer, to everybody’s mutual pleasure and benefit.