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Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards 2016: The Shortlist

I’ve recently joined the British Guild of Beer Writers with the intention of improving my writing. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start talking about sparging or any of that nonsense, there are enough beer writers talking about the technical side of beer, but I rather hope this blog will start to head in a more topical direction albeit in its usual don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously style. 
 
Anyway, the reason I mention this is because the Guild’s shortlist for their annual awards has been announced, and there are some great beer writers on there (I’ll make sure to link them all in the shortlist below; it’ll take a while, but you’re worth it). There’s also quite a good mix, from well established names to newcomers and communicating in a variety of mediums. I think this year women are a little under represented, but the women that are there are top notch so do check them out. 

 
There’s A Beer For That Award for Best Beer Broadcaster

Badger Ales Award for Best Young Beer Writer

St Austell Brewery Award for Best Beer and Travel Writer
Guild Award for Best Beer Writer – Corporate Communications
  • Beer Hawk: Hoptical magazine
  • Beer Merchants: magazine
  • Carlsberg UK: Tapsters Cask Ale Guide/Crafted from Carlsberg
Shepherd Neame Classic Collection Award for Best Beer and Food Writer
Caledonian Brewery Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online
Fuller’s 1845 Award for Best Beer Writer –  Trade Media
  • Roger Protz: articles in Morning Advertiser
  • Jonny Garrett: articles in Brewers Journal
  • Pete Brown: articles in Morning Advertiser
  • Adrian Tierney-Jones: various press articles
  • Nigel Huddleston: Off Licence News
Adnams Award for Best Beer Writer –  Regional Media

Molson Coors Award for Best Beer Writer – National Media

  • Adrian Tierney-Jones: London’s Local Pubs book
  • Sophie Atherton: various press articles
  • Jane Peyton: various press/radio work
  • Mark Dredge: Best Beer in the World and Cooking with Beer books
  • Pete Brown: The Pub: book

There can only be one winner in each category, but all the nominees have made great contributions to the world of beer writing and in sharing their knowledge of beer with the world. Congratulations, beeros!
 
The Awards dinner, held at the Park Lane Hotel on Piccadilly, is open to non-Guild members. For more information, visit the site here.  

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