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Guild Member Profile


Nic Crilly-Hargrave

Podcaster, Blogger & Commentator
  • Social Media & Photography
  • London
  • food-matching
  • music
  • beer-styles
  • beer-travel
  • drinkstourism
  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Beer
  • Podcasting

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

News, views, insight and interviews with the people and personalities behind the UK beer scene by @Shark4ChipDrink & @bushcraftbeer. #BeerPodSquad.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

We have a podcast that is focusing on different topics surrounding the beer market and investigating them by talking top people involved or directly affected by them. The website is where we writer about beer and beer-related travel.

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

We have just joined so are looking forward to interacting with everyone and finding out more.

Pieces of work by Nic:

  • EP-01 Matt and Gordon from BeerBods

    BeerBods ( is the UKs number 1 subscription beer service. But unlike other services, BeerBods gives their subscribers very little choice in the beer that arrives in their subscription boxes. We sat down with Matt and Gordon in sunny Cornwall to hear the story behind the founding of BeerBods, their growth journey, insight into the beer scene and future plans including a new crowdfunding campaign ( to help take BeerBods to the next level

  • EP-02 The 3|9 Project

    The 3|9 Project is a brewing collaboration project hosted by Harbour Brewing Company. They invited 9 immense breweries from across the world to Cornwall over a weekend in June, put them into teams of three and made three completely different beers. The brewers involved were: 21st Amendment (San Francisco, CA), 3 Weavers (Inglewood, CA), 6 Degrees North (Aberdeen), Adnams (Southwold), Beerbliotek (Gothenburg), Bevog (Vienna), Breakwater (Dover), Deschutes (Bend, OR) and Whiplash (Kildare) and we spoke to them all, plus Eddie Lofthouse, founder of Harbour and the brains behind the 39 project plus Matt Lane from BeerBods, the man in charge of selling all the beer. This is a big ambitious podcast that hopefully matches the ambition of the 39 Project. The beers are now packaged in stunning cans and available to buy at

  • EP-03 Greg Wells, Co-Founder London Craft Beer Festival

    The London Craft Beer Festival is now entering its 5th year and with a new venue is looking to bring more to the event this year; more food, more music and importantly more good beer from some of the worlds best craft breweries. Greg Wells Co-Founded the event with this partner Daniel Sylvester to try create a great party with modern beer at its heart. We spoke with Greg to hear about the history of London Craft Beer Festival, their expansion to Bristol and Edinburgh and what it takes to organise an event of this type. Being the weekend before Great British Beer FEstival, we have now seen the London Beer City spring up around these two events.


    Our essential travel guide to Manchester. Where to stay, where to eat, where to drink, what to see and where to unwind.