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Guild Member Profile


Events Organiser / Occasional Publican / Writer
  • London
  • on-trade
  • beer-travel
  • homebrewer
  • Social Media
  • Events
  • Beer Education

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

Founder of Beer Boars, London based beer & brewing club.

Organiser of Brew Con London, UK’s first ever home brewing conference & expo.

Organiser of ‘Brew Con World Series’, UK’s newest national level home brewing competition.

Home Brew columnist for Original Gravity magazine & beer writer for Root & Bone magazine.

Training for Cicerone, IBD Beer Sommelier & BJCP Beer Judge qualifications.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I specialise in writing about the fast expanding world of hobbyist brewing in the UK. Home brewing is under going a revolution much akin to that of craft beer ten years ago. Whilst the UK scene is still many years behind the American in the next two years we are going to see the number of home brewers soar as more people further their appreciation of craft beer through replicating recipes at home.

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

The bants.

Pieces of work by SIMON:

  • The Hour of Sour

    Article on sour beers for Root & Bone Magazine.

  • The State of Home Brewing

    Piece on UK home brewing scene and launch of Brew Con London.