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18th September 2012

London’s first female Beer Academy Sommelier

London’s first female Beer Sommeliers has been accredited the Beer Academy.  Jane Peyton is a beer writer, trainer and principal of a corporate events company which organises beer, cider and wine tastings; and beer and food matching events.

Jane said “I’m part of a campaign to change people’s perception of beer. For instance, did you know that beer is great with many deserts?  Try one of my favourites – a beer ice-cream float. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass of Imperial Stout and sprinkle cocoa on it – I call it a beer-puccino and it rules!

Beer is Britain’s national drink and brewers here make some of the best beer in the world.  My ambition is for all good restaurants to provide extensive beer lists alongside their wine lists. Serve the beer in 250 ml crystal wine glasses and suddenly beer becomes elegant enough for even the finest establishment.”




Photograph – Jane Peyton, Beer Academy Sommelier.


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Notes for Editors.

Jane Peyton is the principal of a corporate events company that runs beer, cider, wine, and spirits tasting events.  Jane co-brewed four beers in 2012 – two at Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham which were available as guest ales in some London Fuller’s pubs, and two at The Botanist Brew Pub in Kew.  Her recipe for Limey Porter  was described as Thai curry in a glass and was such a hit that it has been re-brewed several times.  Jane is fascinated by the cultural history of alcohol and is an entertaining host, advising people how to appreciate beer, wine, cider and spirits; helping them understand how they are made and the principles of tasting.  She trained through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and is a tutor at the Beer Academy. She has been practicing the art of tasting since she was converted to cask beer after drinking a pint of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord Ale as a student in Leeds.   Nirvana!

Jane can be contacted at