Guild of Beer Writers annual awards 2016

BGBW Awards 2016

Guild of Beer Writers annual awards 2016

Pete Brown crowned as Beer Writer of the Year 2016

Pete Brown has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2016 at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony, staged on 1 December at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

Last year’s Beer Writer of the Year and chairman of judges Breandán Kearney said ‘Pete Brown is a worthy Beer Writer of the Year. Whatever he’s writing about, he is unfailingly authoritative, not just about beer or pubs, but the wider world in which they sit and the history that has shaped them. He has a talent for finding the most interesting nuggets in material, and spinning them to create stories that won’t just appeal to the already-converted, but which will pull in a broader audience’.

The Awards ceremony also saw the Guild’s Brewer of the Year title go to Richard Westwood, MD of Marston’s Brewing Company. Westwood has worked in the brewing industry for 40 years, rising from lab technician at Wolverhampton & Dudley to take the helm at the UK’s largest brewer of cask ales.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Brewer of the Year: Richard Westwood, Marston’s

There’s A Beer For That Award for Best Beer Broadcaster
Winner: Radio 4’s The Food Programme
Silver Award: Lucy Stevenson and Louise Mulroy

Badger Ales Award for Best Young Beer Writer of the Year
Winner:
Jacopo Mazzeo
Silver Award: Joshua Farrington

St Austell Brewery Award for Best Beer & Travel Writer
Winner:
Mark Dredge
Silver Award: John Holl

Guild Award for Best Beer Writer – Corporate Communications
Winner:
Carlsberg UK

Shepherd Neame Classic Collection Award for Best Beer & Food Writer
Winner:
Mark Dredge
Silver Award: Adrian Tierney-Jones

Caledonian Brewery Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online
Winner:
Jonny Garrett
Silver Award: Will Hawkes

Fuller’s 1845 Award for Best Beer Writer – Trade Media
Winner:
Pete Brown
Silver Award: Nigel Huddleston

Adnams Award for Best Beer Writer – Regional Media
Winner:
Alastair Gilmour
Silver Award: Susan & Judith Boyle

Molson Coors Award for Best Beer Writer – National Media
Winner:
Pete Brown
Silver Award: Sophie Atherton

The Michael Jackson Gold Tankard for Beer Writer of the Year 2016: Pete Brown

The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs. With around 300 members, its mission is “to improve the standards of beer writing and improve the public knowledge of beer and pubs.” Its members include the cream of the country’s beer media experts – be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or PR people. Supporters of the Guild include: brewers, pub companies, and many suppliers associated with the brewing trade

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