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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 [...]

Growth of real ale

Real Ale Drinkers a ‘Lifeline’ to Britain’s Pubs

2015 Cask Report Reveals Growth of Real Ale – and Extent of its Importance to Pubs The newly published 2015 Cask Report shows that amid Britain’s booming interest in food and drink, sales of real ale, with its ‘natural’ credentials, are growing. The research also shows that cask drinkers are more valuable to pubs than any other drinkers. The Report, by renowned beer writer and industry commentator Pete Brown says that cask ale drinkers visit the pub twice as often as the average pub-goer. Their annual spend on food and drink in pubs amounts to £967. This is:- almost double [...]

Will Hawkes crowned as Beer Writer of the Year

On Thursday (5 December), The British Guild of Beer Writers named journalist Will Hawkes as Beer Writer of the Year 2013. Hawkes is a freelance journalist who specialises in beer. He writes regularly for a range of titles including The Independent and The Washington Post, and is the author of Craft Beer London, an iPhone app and book about the capital’s best pubs, breweries and off-licences. Other winners named at the event at the Carlton Jumeirah Hotel in Knightsbridge were: Brewer of the Year – Derek Prentice, Fuller Smith & Turner Greene King IPA Travel Bursary Winner: Martyn Cornell Silver Award: Adrian Tierney-Jones Shepherd Neame [...]