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FREELANCE

BEER WRITING

EVENTS AND

TASTING SESSIONS

I’m a fully qualified and accredited Beer Sommelier.

People are increasingly choosing to drink less but drink better, which makes finding the right choice more important than ever.

My job is to give people confidence when they’re choosing a beer. This could be deciding what to drink at the bar, or picking what to have with a meal, or knowing what to recommend to a customer in need of guidance.

I introduce people to beer styles and teach them to find and recognise the flavours they love.

You can hire me for freelance beer writing and tasting sessions.

Featured Articles

A visit to Mills Brewing

I visited Mills Brewing in Gloucestershire, set up to produce beer with ‘minimum modern intervention’. I was also lucky to taste a preview of their first spontaneously fermented beer.

Who needs champagne when you have gueuze?

Discover detailed expert tasting notes of 8 different gueuze beers, and an in-depth explanation of the style. Plus why it’s a great replacement for champagne.

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout: the beer that laid the golden egg

Black Friday isn’t a thing in the UK. It’s an American import that, like Oreos, is gaining popularity despite the fact that it adds very little of cultural value to the already perfectly good deal we have going on over here thank you very much. But capitalists gotta capital, and so it goes on and we…

Skunked beer: how to avoid a drink that stinks

Most of the time, for most people, enjoying a beer is a simple and uncomplicated pleasure. But sadly we don’t live in a perfect world – things can and do go wrong even with a beautiful beer. Life can be cruel, don’t you think? Let’s be real though. For the most part the various off-flavours…

Belgian beer by Dutch canals

Drinking in Foeders, Amsterdam, a neighbourhood beer bar that has seen its local focus build an international reputation.

Do you know your beer’s recommended serving temperature?

Some people like their beer cold. It’s how beer drinkers have been taught to enjoy our brews for years. This is particularly true if you prefer a lager. But did you know that the colder your beer is the less you can detect its flavour and aroma? Other people like theirs a bit warmer. But…