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4th December 2023

Congratulations to our #BGBW23 winners! 🏆

Congratulations to David Jesudason who has been named Beer Writer of the Year at our British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards.

Taking place last night at Big Penny Social in London, we celebrated the best work from beer, pub and cider journalists, bloggers, broadcasters and all-around communicators.

David won the top award in the Best Communication about Pubs category, and his book, Desi Pubs: A guide to British-Indian Pubs, Food & Culture received gold for the Best Book about Beer or Pubs. He also picked up a silver award for Best Self-Published Beer Writing and was Highly Commended for the Guild’s awards for Best Communication about Diversity in Beer, and Best Commissioned Beer Writing.

The Full List of 2023 Award winners:

Brewer of the Year, sponsored by SIBA

Winner: Georgina Young

Best Corporate Beer Communication, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: CAMRA Learn & Discover

Highly Commended: Tom Fozard (Rooster’s Brewing Co.)

Best Beer Business Communicator, sponsored by Krombacher

Gold: Jessica Mason

Silver: Pete Brown

Best Communication about No and Low Alcohol Beer, sponsored by Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I

Gold: Will Hawkes

Silver: Hollie Stephens

Best Communication about Sustainability in Beer and Pubs, sponsored by Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

Gold: Lucy Corne

Silver: Mark Dredge

Best Video Beer Communication, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

Gold: Mark Dredge

Silver: Tim Webb & Bill Bradshaw

Best Audio Beer Communication, sponsored by Asahi UK

Gold: Eoghan Walsh

Silver: Nick Law

Highly Commended: Breandán Kearney

Best Beer Communicator, Regional Media, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: Clifford Lucas

Highly Commended: Ashley Joanna

Best Communication about Cider, sponsored by Aspall

Gold: Adam Wells

Silver: James Finch

Best Citizen Beer Communicator, sponsored by Harvey’s Tom Paine

Gold: Joey Leskin

Silver: Andy Ketley

Best Newcomer to Beer Communication, sponsored by Fuller, Smith & Turner

Gold: Emmie Harrison-West

Silver: AnaĂŻs Lecoq

Best Self-Published Beer Writing, sponsored by Outland Beers

Gold: Eoghan Walsh

Silver: David Jesudason

Best Communication about Diversity in Beer, sponsored by the Guild

Gold: Emmie Harrison-West

Highly Commended: David Jesudason

Best Communication about Beer and Travel, sponsored by VISITFLANDERS

Gold: Lucy Corne

Silver: Will Hawkes

Best Communication about Pubs, sponsored by Shepherd Neame

Gold: David Jesudason

Silver: Rachel Hendry

Highly Commended: Jane Stuart

Best Commissioned Beer Writing, sponsored by Greene King

Gold: Lily Waite

Silver: Rachel Hendry

Highly Commended: David Jesudason

Best Book about Beer or Pubs, sponsored by Heineken

Gold: David Jesudason

Silver: Des de Moor

The Michael Jackson Award for Beer Writer of the Year

Winner: David Jesudason

Click here to watch the awards

Our Inclusivity Partner: Be Inclusive Hospitality

Founded by Lorraine Copes in 2020, Be Inclusive Hospitality CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise building a thriving community to accelerate race equity within hospitality, food, and drink. The business was incorporated in 2020, due to the lack of representation of Black and ethnic minorities in positions of influence, and the supply chain. The social enterprise now holds the prime position of igniting much-needed conversations and delivering initiatives to advance change within the hospitality, food, and drink sectors.The mission is delivered through:Professional Development – mentorship, scholarships, and eventsEducation & Resources – workshops, education, corporate membership, and consultancy.Partnerships – consulting with brands keen to advance change through collaboration.

For more information, please visit the Be Inclusive Hospitality website.