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2nd August 2018

Welcome to the Guild

Welcome to the following new members who have joined the Guild over the last month.  The Guild now has more than 300 individual members – a record high.  Thanks to outgoing membership secretary Matt Curtis whose advocacy for the Guild has helped grow its reputation and attract new writers and other communicators.

Full members: Claire Bullen, freelance journalist, staff writer for Good Beer Hunting, and author of a soon-to-be published book about food and beer pairings; Mark Fryday, a novelist and writer based in Cambridgeshire; Laura Hadland, freelance writer and blogger, who talks about beer regularly on Radio Leicester; Ben Richards, a Beer Sommelier and speaker, whose ‘Growing Beer’ project has been covered by a wide range of media; Katie Taylor a freelance writer based in Blackburn and Lily Waite, head of content for We Are Beer

Associate member: Thomas Hallett,  founder of, a blog and website that helps people discover great tasting alcohol-free beer and promotes the alcohol-free beer industry.