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Guild Member Profile

Melissa Cole

Journalist
  • teacher
  • event-spking
  • journalist
  • London
  • ba-journalism
  • Beer Cicerone: Certificate Level 2
  • Food matching
  • Cooking
  • Recipe development
  • Current affairs
  • On-trade
  • Off-trade
  • Social media
  • City and business

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

Award-winning beer & food writer and broadcaster

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Award-winning writer Melissa is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading beer & food experts. Renowned for her insightful and engaging writing style, sense of humour and ability to translate complicated beer jargon into something everyone can understand, she’s already seen success with her debut book Let Me Tell You About Beer. However, it doesn’t stop there, Melissa truly immerses herself in the world of beer; from judging beer competitions from Amsterdam to Rio and Denver to Dublin to brewing beers with some of the world’s most respected brewers like Odell, Goose Island and Fuller’s, there’s not much she doesn’t get her hands dirty doing when it comes to the beer game. She’s also sought after by restaurants like the world-famous St John to help construct beer lists and curates the beer offering at some of the hottest food event tickets in town like Meatopia and Borough Market.

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

Networking with colleagues