How to Join

Are you a beer writer? Do you want to join the British Guild of Beer Writers? Membership to the British Guild of Beer Writers costs only £40 a year, a small price to pay for the Guild’s activities which include visits to breweries and seminars on all aspects of the brewing industry. Please note that there are also reductions in the price for those joining in the second half of the year, these being detailed on the application form.

The aim of the Guild is to improve standards of beer writing and extend the public knowledge of beer – membership is open to all those who work in the media or public relations. Members include national and local journalists, writers, photographers, cartoonists, broadcasters, web page designers and contributors to local and company newsletters – they all share one thing in common, a love of beer and a desire to see its virtues communicated more effectively.

The Guild’s formal and information activities include a glittering beer feast at its annual dinner in London in December and regular updates to this website.

And beer writers and communicators have the chance to enter the Guild’s annual awards for the Beer Writer of the Year.

Please go the “Awards” page of the site for more details.

To join, as an individual Guild Member, please click here to download an application form, or, for more information, please get in touch with the Guild’s Secretary, Adrian Tierney-Jones, who can be contacted by e-mail: tierneyjones@btinternet.com.

Corporate Membership is also available; click on “Corporate Members” above, for details of the existing Corporate Members. To join, click here to download an application form, or, for more information, please get in touch with the Guild’s Secretary, Adrian Tierney-Jones, who can be contacted by e-mail: tierneyjones@btinternet.com.