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Guild Member Profile

Will Hawkes

  • Full member
  • author
  • beer-writer
  • journalist
  • writing
  • London
  • beer
  • beer-styles
  • beer-travel
  • brewing
  • copywriting
  • curr-affairs
  • drinks
  • historical
  • travel-tourism
  • wine

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

Beer Writer of the Year 2013, Fortnum and Mason Drink Writer of the Year 2021 & 2023, ‘B’ in GCSE French.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I’ve worked as a journalist for 20 years, during which time I’ve written for publications around the world, including The Washington Post, The Observer, The Melbourne Age and many more. I am reasonably adept at producing clean, elegant copy and can distill complex ideas into easily-understood words.

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

It’s how I met Adrian Tierney-Jones