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Guild Member Profile

Pete Brown

  • Full member
  • Blogger
  • Event speaking
  • industry consult
  • broadcaster
  • writer
  • London
  • Beer Academy Founder
  • iob fundamentals
  • Beer Judging Experience
  • Camra
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • pop-cult
  • Cider
  • On Trade
  • fmcg
  • Historical

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

Beer Writer of the Year 2009, 2012, 2016. Author of 11 books, Guild Chair 2017-2020.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Pete Brown is a British author, journalist, blogger, public speaker and broadcaster 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 writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. 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 and 2016, and Fortnum and Mason Online Drinks Writer of the Year in 2015. He blogs at

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

Time spent socialising with other beer writers.