I’m happiest when I’m writing, and hopefully that shows in what I create. In everything I do I try to entertain first and educate second, making sure that people enjoy the writing and almost learn by accident. Beer writing—in fact, food writing in generally—is often overdone and condescending so I try to keep my prose simple, and get to the heart of things as quickly as possible. This approach has led to me winning five British Guild of Beer Writer awards including the overall Michael Jackson Beer Writer of the Year Award in 2019.
I do most of my writing for the amazing Good Beer Hunting, but I also write for several national magazines and newspapers. I also have two books—Beer School (Mango) and The London Craft Beer Guide (Random House)—with a third coming out in September 2021.
Below is a library of what I think is my best work. If you like it I’m always available for commission of both journalistic and corporate work so drop me an email.
TL;DR – Tracing the Origins of Beer Writing
An exploration of the way we write about beer, and how it was inspired by one very special writer – Michael Jackson. Read it here.
15 Years of Endless Summer – How Thornbridge Jaipur Changed British Beer
The story behind what is perhaps the UK’s most important beer. Read it here.
The Lights, the Music, and Us — Garage Beer Co, Barcelona
A feature on how a small brewpub in Barcelona grew to be the inspirational and world-renowned Garage Beer Co. Read it here.