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Guild Member Profile

Pete Brown

  • Full member
  • Author, writer, broadcaster, consultant, speaker
  • East Anglia
  • beer-academy-found
  • beer-judging-exp
  • international-beer-judge
  • intl-beer-challenge-judge
  • world-beer-awards-judge
  • iob fundamentals
  • CAMRA. Guild of Food Writers, National Union of Journalists
  • beer
  • beer-education
  • beer-travel
  • cider
  • copywriting
  • events
  • history-of-beer
  • marketing
  • music
  • on-trade

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

Beer Writer of the Year 2009, 2012, 2016, 2021. Guild Chair 2017-2020. Consultant to the brewing and hospitality industries on marketing, new product development, ranging beer selections etc.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Pete Brown is a British author, journalist, blogger, public speaker, broadcaster and consultant specialising in food and drink, especially the fun parts like beer, pubs and cider. His broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, and his words are always delivered with the warmth and wit you’d expect from a great night down the pub. He has written twelve books, three of which have been serialised on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. He writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4. He also acts as a consultant to the brewing industry, and is one of the founders of the Beer Marketing Awards. He was named British Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2021, and has won many other awards for his work. He blogs at

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

Time spent socialising with other beer writers.