Only with fermentation comes civilisation.
I am a freelance beer writer, judge and broadcaster based in Brighton, a vibrant seaside city on the South Coast of England. I am a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and, in November 2017, I was awarded the Maltsmiths Award for ‘Best Beer Communicator – Online’ by the Guild.
“Our Gold award goes to someone whose online presence includes a magazine format radio show and a website that ties the shows together. The shows have a real energy, and people at their heart. It’s an impressive output from someone who’s fairly new to beer writing.”
(Pete Brown – Chair of Judges – speaking at the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards, 2017)
I have written about beer for national and international publications including Original Gravity, Brew Your Own Magazine and Diva. I have acted as a Taste Judge for the prestigious World Beer Awards, and have also judged homebrew and CAMRA-run competitions.
I produce and present Fermentation Beer & Brewing Show – the UK’s only regular beer and brewing show broadcasting on FM radio. It’s a monthly, magazine-style show, covering all the very best aspects of the contemporary beer scene.
I am an active (and occasionally prize-winning!) home brewer, and have achieved a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. I have also gained work experience, and been involved with collaboration brews with a number of local breweries. My interest in beer therefore lies in both its creation and tasting.
Please feel free to get in touch with me using the contact form below.