Breandán was named Beer Writer of the Year 2015 by the British Guild of Beer Writers. He was also named Best Young Beer Writer 2015 and Best Beer and Food Writer 2015. He is a Certified Cicerone® and an accredited beer sommelier through the UK Institute of Brewing & Distilling as well as a certified ‘algemene bierkenner’ from CVO Panta Rhei in Ghent. He has studied brewing (theory and lab) in Ghent. Breandán judges at the World Beer Awards and apart from regular blogging on Belgian Smaak, writes on the subject of Belgian beer for Belgian Beer and Food magazine, Good Beer Hunting, Brew Your Own, Ferment magazine, Beoir magazine, and the online Visit Flanders project, ‘A Year in Beer’. A member of Beoir and Zythos (BLES), he has previously worked as a university coordinator and as a qualified lawyer. Breandán is Co-Founder and Brewer at Siphon Brewing, a Belgian microbrewery on the grounds of a four-generation-old family restaurant in Damme.
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