Membership of the Guild has passed the 300 mark for the first time in its 30-year history.
The Guild, which represents the very best of the UK’s beer writing professionals and media experts, has grown in prominence over the last few years, and members are regarded as the authority storytellers on beer and pubs.
Guild Chair Pete Brown says the record membership is testament to the positive work the Guild has done over the last few years.
He says: “Being a member of the Guild is a stamp of approval for our members’ expertise, communication and storytelling skills. Beer has never been more talked about, debated and discussed by drinkers, and the wider media are finally giving beer the prominence it deserves.
“Our role is to help make sure that when beer is written or spoken about, it’s done so with knowledge and passion from people who really know what they’re talking about. So for people commissioning content on beer, hiring a Guild member means they are employing the best.”
The Guild has introduced a series of new training courses for members from how to create podcasts and mobile journalism, through to insights on the industry from experts.
Pete continued: “It’s not just individuals who can become members – brewers, suppliers, pub companies can all become corporate members, publicly showing support for the Guild and building closer links with our individual writer members.”
The Guild will be honouring members’ work at its annual awards and dinner on 22 November at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel. Tickets are available now.
Jo Dring, Guild director