Freelance Writer & Photographer. Founder & Editor — Pellicle Magazine.
- Writing, Photography, Podcasting/Broadcast
- BSc (Hons) Media Production with Music Technology (First Class Award)
- North American Guild of Beer Writers, CAMRA
What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
The Guild website is a fantastic resource for members and commissioning editors alike. With news, details of our annual dinner & awards, events and more.
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
Based in Manchester, England, Matthew writes about food and drink, specialising in beer, brewing, pubs and hospitality. He is the author of both Modern British Beer (CAMRA Books, 2021) and An Opinionated Guide to London Pubs (Hoxton Mini Press, 2021).
In 2019 he co-founded online drinks magazine and podcast Pellicle with his friend Jonny Hamilton. Recent bylines include Ferment, BEER, Good Beer Hunting, Hop & Barley, Pipette and Vittles.
Matthew also works as a specialist photographer within the beer and pub sector, with clients including The Five Points Brewing Company, St. Austell Brewery, RedWillow Brewery, 2EM Services and Grace Land. His recent work can be viewed on the Portfolio page.
His semi-regular podcast, The Pellicle Podcast, can be found on all good streaming services including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?
The awards and dinner is a highlight, as is the chance to meet fellow guild members. The training and mentorship the guild offers is also of an incredibly high standard.