Emma Inch is a freelance beer writer, judge and broadcaster based in Brighton, a vibrant seaside city on the South Coast of England. She is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and is the current British Beer Writer of the Year.
Emma has written about beer for national and international publications including Original Gravity, Brew Your Own Magazine and Diva. She has produced creative audio and podcasts for clients including PUB19. She has acted as a Taste Judge for the prestigious World Beer Awards, and has also judged beer at the Free From Food Awards, homebrew competitions and CAMRA festivals.
Emma produces and presents Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio – an audio magazine podcast showcasing the very best of the contemporary beer world. You can subscribe to and catch up with the show on iTunes, Spotify and Libsyn, or you can listen to previous episodes right here.
Emma is also the founder and driving force behind Brighton & Hove Beer Week – a city-wide celebration of beer and brewing that, in 2018, involved more than 30 venues and over 60 events. Emma was interviewed by Brighton The Inside ahead of Brighton & Hove Beer Week and you can read that interview here.
Emma is an active (and occasionally prize-winning!) home brewer, and has achieved a General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. She has also gained work experience, and been involved with collaboration brews with a number of breweries. Her interest in beer therefore lies in both its creation and tasting.
Please feel free to get in touch (via the Contact page) if you would like to discuss how your business can work with Emma.
Prior to becoming a beer writer, Emma had a rewarding and challenging career as a psychiatric social worker. More recently, she has worked as a university academic, and is qualified to teach in higher education. She has been published in academic journals in her ‘other’ specialist fields of mental health, sexuality and gender.
Emma has also worked as a DJ and club promoter. Through Frockabilly (established in 2009), she has promoted vintage events, specialising in rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll and female-fronted rhythm and blues. She has produced and presented her own weekly rockabilly radio show – the only female-fronted rockabilly radio show in Europe – and has DJ’d across London and the south east, and at the Rockabilly Rave – the biggest rockabilly event in Europe.
Emma was photographed by Bristol-based photographer, Nicci Peet as part of her Diversity in Beer project. You can find Nicci’s photographs of women in the beer industry here.