Professional beer writer for more than 25 years. Edits the website www.insidebeer.com. Editor of the Good Beer Guide 1991–98; author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide (eight editions); other books include A Beer a Day, The Book of Beer Knowledge, The CAMRA Beer and Pubs Quiz Book and So You Want to Be a Beer Expert. Resident taster for All About Beer magazine. Has contributed regularly to numerous magazines and journals, including What’s Brewing, Beer and Off Licence News, and to book collaborations such as The Oxford Companion to Beer and 1001 Beers You Must Try before You Die. Chairman of the judges for the International Beer Challenge, and judge for numerous other beer competitions in the UK and other countries. Hosts beer dinners and corporate or social tastings; contributes to radio and television programmes. Consultant for beer clubs, retailers and trade bodies. Beer Writer of the Year 2001 and winner of the Budvar Travel Bursary 2004, Coors Brewers National Journalism Award 2008 and Wells & Young’s Business to Business Journalism Award 2009.
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