Friend and counsel to pubs and breweries across the land. Creator of ‘Microbar’ specialist beer bar. Former beer seller with Utobeer. Contributor to publications including What’s Brewing and Beers of the World. Columnist for Cumbria Life magazine. Chief judge for Cumbria Life Food Awards drinks category. International Beer Challenge judge. Judge at 2004 Great American Beer Festival. Contributor to several books including two by BBC’s Hairy Bikers. Freelance marketing advice and PR for micros and beer-focused freehouses. Cumbria Tourism’s beer ambassador under it’s “Taste Cumbria” food tourism promotions. Beer and food matching guru for the Cumbria Beer Appreciation Group. Marketing director of the Biggar Brewing Co-operative. Self-appointed industry watchdog at pumpclipparade.co.uk. Host at beerlinespodcast.co.uk.