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Guild Member Profile

Mike Gerrard

  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • East Anglia
  • North American Guild of beer Writers
  • Music
  • Spirits
  • Photography
  • Social media
  • Travel and tourism
  • Drinks
  • Beer travel
  • British culture
  • Drink tourism
  • This/That and the other

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

I’ve won several awards for my writing and I mainly write about travel, beer and spirits.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I’ve won several awards for my writing, including Online Travel Writer of the Year, and like nothing more than combining travel and beer. I  also combine travel and spirits on my Travel Distilled website, publish a website dedicated to vodka, and am co-author of the guide to London pubs, Around the Tube in 80 Pubs. I spend half my time in the UK and half in Arizona, and am also a member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

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

The chance to see what real beer writers are doing, and to learn more about beer.

Pieces of work by Mike:

  • Beer Meets Beets in Arizona

    Taking a beer tour of Mesa in Arizona, where beer is booming.

  • Small Beer in Dusseldorf

    On a beer tour of Dusseldorf in Germany, learning about their unique Altbier.

  • Bikes, Beer and Bourbon in Breckenridge

    Taking a beer and bikes tour in Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the USA, visiting a brewery and the world’s highest distillery on the way.

  • Where to Drink Beer in Tucson

    My piece for BeerAdvocate magazine and website on the beer scene in Tucson, where I spend half my year.