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7th November 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 250 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.



Rita King

Rita King, Honorary Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, with over 25 years experience in the beer and pub sectors, spanning policy and public affairs across a range of issues affecting the industry, night-time economy and place management.

David Saer

Newly appointed Director of External Affairs at the Portman Group – the UK alcohol industry marketing regulator and social responsibility body. He previously led the Group’s policy and public affairs for the past four and a half years.

Andy Crouch

Publisher of All About Beer. When he is not busy defending his title as a Noted Twitter Villain, Crouch is an award-winning freelance writer whose thoughts on beer have been featured in USA TODAY, the Washington Post, and many other publications, podcasts, and media outlets, including National Public Radio’s The Splendid Table. A founding writer for BeerAdvocate Magazine, Crouch’s column, Unfiltered, appeared in more than 130 issues of the publication. He is the author of two books, Great American Craft Beer, published by Running Press, and The Good Beer Guide To New England, published by the University Press of New England. He is a devoted lager enthusiast and pilsener apologist. Contact him at

Kendon Carrera

experienced pro brewer and freelance writer, working with various clients in the beer and whiskey universe, helping out local breweries in Bristol. Kendon can also be found writing about sports, music, and tech, and perpetually apologising for being American.

Matthew Lincoln

beer fanatic with industry experience of events, marketing and PR. Matt has previously worked for London food title Foodism, helping to promote the vibrant London beer scene, as well as experience in events and marketing with Siren Craft Brew and UnBarred. Passionate about promoting beer through events and shared experience Matt is currently freelance, blogging and hosting events and tastings.

Hannah Leeland

Georgia Mackey

Jessica Mason

Fraser Metcalf