Originator and author of the award-winning CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars (CAMRA Books, 2nd edition 2015), UK compiler for The Pocket Beer Book (Pocket Beer Guide in N America, Mitchell Beazley/Firefly, 2nd edition 2015), regular bottled beer reviewer and occasional feature writer for BEER magazine, contributor to 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die. Other writing credits include Beers of the World, Büze (Toronto), Craft Beer Rising magazine, Fuller’s First Draught, On-Trade Preview, UKTV (Blighty Ale Trails), View London website, Walk magazine. Speaker, tutored tasting host and experienced international beer judge (Best Dutch bokbier, Birra dell’Anno, Champion Beer of Britain, Great American Beer Festival, International Beer Challenge, Killarney Beer Festival, World Beer Awards, World Beer Cup). Specialisms/interests include London beer and brewers, British bottle conditioned beers, beer in Belgium and the Netherlands, beer flavour, beer culture and the relation between beer and place, as well as walking, travel and psychogeography.
Reads and translates Dutch and French, sometime performer and chansonnnier.