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Guild Member Profile

Paul Crowther

Homebrew and Beer Writer
  • Full member
  • North East
  • Homebrewing, Politics, Popular Culture Knowledge (Movies, TV and Video Games).

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

I am passionate and experienced homebrewer and beer writer. I have a regular homebrew article in Pellicle and am looking to write freelance for other publications.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I have a specific passion for homebrewing, politics and popular culture. My current pieces for Pellicle are around writing homebrew recipes for fictional beverages from Film, TV and Video games.

I have a degree in Politics so I have a particular advantage in writing pieces around politics and beer as well as an understanding of macro economics and how this affects the beer and pub sector.

I work part time in a bottle shop so I am also on the front line, speaking to drinkers every week so I can follow trends and opinions.

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

I like that there is a place for likeminded creatives to have a central hub and that we can support each other. I owe my burgeoning career in beer writing to guild members giving my opportunities, advice and support.

Pieces of work by Paul:

  • Humourous But Foolish: A Banana Milkshake IPA Recipe with which to Fight Fascism

    A Banana Milkshape IPA homebrew recipe, with tongue in cheek jokes at the Brexit party, exploring the rather disturbing ideology of their leader and members.

  • Toss a Coin to Your Homebrew - Brewing Kadweni Stout from Witcher 3

    I play through Witcher 3 for the first time, explore the world and it’s inhabitants and play video game anrthopologist to figure out just what they’d put in their beer. Using this to come up with a recipe for their fictional beer: Kadweni Stout.

  • How not to break up a monopoly: 'The Big Six', and the 'Lost Three'

    An exploration of the effects of the Beer Orders on pubs and breweries in the UK with a particular focus on the effect on three beloved local beers: Boddingtons, Newcastle Brown Ale and Bass Ale.