Justin Mason is a freelance writer based in Brentwood, Essex, just outside London, and has been writing his Get Beer. Drink Beer. blog since early 2012. With an interest in beer all his adult life, he was encouraged to start writing seriously after diarising and photographing his exploration of the growing UK beer scene on social media. Being in the right place at the right time helped him chronicle the explosion of breweries in London with his popular #BeersOfLondon series of posts. More recently he has turned his attention to East Anglia in general (he is co-author of the BeerEastAnglia website) and Essex in particular with #BeerInEssex. He is a regular featured guest on the Beer O’Clock Show podcast and has written articles for, amongst others, BeerBods and local CAMRA publications. The pubs, beer, breweries, and the history of beer in his home county has become his main focus and passion, so expect to read much more about his Essex exploits for the foreseeable future.