"The British Guild of Beer Writers
was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers and brewing, and our website is dedicated to exactly that pursuit.
It's not only beer writers who are impressed (All Beer gained a national runners-up award from the British Guild of Beer Writers
in 2009) - the package won a silver medal at the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York and was named Best UK Beer Book 2009 at the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards.
The British Guild of Beer Writers
, formed in 1988, contains the cream of this country's media experts on beer and food too.
Alastair Gilmour was named Deuchars IPA Regional Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers
. His weekly column in The Journal's Taste section was selected because of its singular approach to beer and for his versatility.
At the recent annual dinner for the British Guild of Beer Writers
-at which two colleagues picked up an award for their great book on top Merseyside pubs -beer was,predictably, the drink to accompany themeal.
He helped to found the British Guild of Beer Writers
; has been Beer Writer of the Year for his work with the Daily Mirror; is a judge at national and regional beer competitions, and is the author of the book Beer Naturally.
They won the British Guild of Beer Writers
' gold tankard award for regional journalism at a ceremony in the Ironmongers' Hall, London.
Similarly with An Appetite For Ale which we panned as being unadventurous and outdated; how were we to know it was about to get a food-with-beer award from the British Guild of Beer Writers
TOP HONOURS: Alastair Gilmour, left, and Michael Jackson with their awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers
, December 7, 2005.
"The real thing is sometimes used in chocolate beers, but its flavour can be mimicked by `chocolate' malt," says Michael Jackson, who was recently ( and deservedly ( presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by the British Guild of Beer Writers
* Alastair Gilmour is the 2002 Budweiser Budvar beer writer, presented by the British Guild of Beer Writers
* Alastair Gilmour is the 2002 Budweiser Beer Writer, awarded by the British Guild of Beer Writers