British Guild of Beer Writers celebrates 25 years

By Michelle Perrett

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Beer writers celebrate 25 years
Beer writers celebrate 25 years

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The British Guild of Beer Writers celebrated 25 years with an event attended by pubs minister Brandon Lewis.

The organisation was formed in 1988, after the UK’s two leading beer writers Roger Protz and Michael Jackson  bemoaned the lack of coverage on beer.

Jackson, who died in 2007 and was famously known as the Beerhunter, went on to become the first chairman, while Protz served from 2000 to 2003.

The Guild now has a membership of over 220, including well-known journalists and beer bloggers.

The amount of books written by members runs into many hundreds and includes best sellers as Shakespeare’s Local, 300 Beers To Drink Before You Die and the Little Book of Beer Knowledge.

Current chairman Tim Hampson, said: ‘Beer touches just about every corner of our lives: from the farm to the glass the production and consumption of beer is something that most people have an opinion of.  And that is why beer writing matters."

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