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21st February 2023

New Members Joining the Guild

A warm welcome to the following new members who have joined the Guild in the last few months. We now number nearly 270 writers, bloggers, broadcasters, photographers, publishers, PRs, marketeers, trainers, tour guides and others in the world of beer and pubs.  If you know anyone who you think would be interested in joining the Guild, please direct them to our online application form.

Della Hyde

Craft beer buyer, content creation across many platforms including Tiktok, Instagram and live streaming. Reviewing craft beer in an accessible way to further the reach of the industry.

Claire Markham

Dr Claire Markham: senior lecturer in Sociology and Criminology with research experience in rural pubs. Claire has written academically (PhD/ book chapters) and journalistically on the importance of rural pus to their communities. Claire is also is a committee member of the Drinking Studies Network

Stuart Howe

Stuart Howe has an honours degree in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University. He has over 20 years of brewing experience working for a diverse range of breweries from WH Brakspear and Sons and Lost and Grounded to Heineken and Molson Coors. Stuart developed the UK’s biggest selling cask and bottled ale and has won world’s best lager, pale ale, abbey beer, spiced beer along with over 30 medals in international brewing competitions. Stuart is a former All Party Parliamentary Beer Group Brewer of the Year and is now responsible for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s learning material and training. Stuart has been an international beer judge for over 15 years and has contributed to brewing text books and blogged about beer and brewing.

Christian Gott

I have worked in hospitality for over thirty-five years managing pubs, and opening restaurants before settling down as a chef in the Channel Islands with an abundance of local drink producers. I now cook and write about food and drink particularly recipes with beer and wine and food and drink pairing. I write for local publications as well as contributing to CAMRA’s What’s Brewing and the Pints. Pubs. People podcast. I like long indulgent Italian lunches, icky, sticky BBQ food, hoppy IPA’s and chocolatey porters and stouts.

Oliver Clarke

Oliver is the unofficial running coach for the craft beer industry. His speciality is managing health and wellbeing in Hospitality. He has hosted workshops and presentations for breweries and bar groups across the country highlighting how staff can effectively manage their lifestyles. He is also Sales Manager for Wiper and True brewery in Bristol.