New Media Writer of the Year 2011. Author of one of the best-read beer blogs in the UK, zythophile.wordpress.com. Freelance writer covering beer, pubs, the history of beer and brewing, beer styles, beer and food matching and the pub and brewing businesses for publications from The Independent to What’s Brewing. Columnist for Host magazine. Author of Amber Gold and Black (History Press, 2010), a book about British beer styles; Beer: the Story of the Pint (Hodder Headline, 2003), a history of brewing in Britain; The Business Guide to Cask Ale (Martin Information, 2002); and Beer Memorabilia (Apple Press, 2000). BGBW Beer Writer of the Year 2003, Bishops Finger Beer with Food award 2005, and Budweiser Budvar Travel Bursary 2000. Appearances on TV, radio and DVD talking about beer and beer history. Organiser of tutored tastings.
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