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FREELANCE

BEER WRITING

EVENTS AND

TASTING SESSIONS

I’m a fully qualified and accredited Beer Sommelier.

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 even 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

Beer Flavour Wheel

If you’ve ever struggled to describe what it is you’re tasting in your beer, this might help. This beer flavour wheel groups the most commonly found flavours in beer together and guides you to describe them with more precision as you go from the centre to the outer edge.

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…

Love beer but hate gluten? Gluten-free beer to the rescue!

More and more people want the food and drink they consume to be gluten-free, whether that’s for a medical reason or a ‘lifestyle choice’. The range of gluten-free products on offer has increased accordingly, and this includes gluten-free beer. Brewers are working hard to meet this demand and deliver beers low on gluten but high…

Does beer make you fat?

I was already drinking beer fairly regularly before I started my training as a Beer Sommelier. Then I looked at the huge variety of beer styles I was going to have to become familiar with, and quickly realised I was going to have drink an awful lot more. (I know. Poor me.) A thought came…

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…

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…