Jonny Garrett
About Me

About Me

I’m Jonny, and I am a freelance journalist, author, filmmaker and photographer.

I mostly work in the brewing/pub industry and have won numerous awards for my work, including Beer Writer of the Year in 2019. Most of that work can be found on YouTube’s Craft Beer Channel, which I cofounded in 2013 and now has over 100,000 subscribers and 5 million views. I also write regularly for Good Beer Hunting, Ferment and several national newspapers. I’ve published two books – Beer School (Mango) and The London Craft Beer Guide (Random House) – and have a third out in September 2021. As one of the world’s leading experts in beer I am often on the road, but always available via email for work enquiries or just good conversation.

When not working on those projects I take on ad hoc photography and videography jobs (you can enquire about working we me here) as well as short-term digital marketing contracts, using my experience as former Deputy Editor of Jamieoliver.com and Head of Marketing for speciality beer importer, Cave Direct.

I’m based in Hertfordshire, England, but very willing to travel!

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

British Beer Writer of the Year 2019
British Broadcaster of the Year 2019
British Beer & Travel Writer of the Year 2018
British Online Beer Communicator of the Year 2016, 2019
North American Beer Broadcaster of the Year 2019

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

Head of Marketing, Cave Direct
Deputy Editor, Jamie Oliver.com
Sub-editor, Property Week

QUALIFICATIONS

Magazine Journalism, MA (Merit, City University)
Human Geography, BA (2:1, Exeter University)
Certified Beer Server (Cicerone)