Pete Brown

Imbibe Live is excited to announce that three-time winner of the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer Writer of the Year will be taking to the stage to talk about – you’ve guessed it – beer!

For ale aficionados, this is a man that needs no introduction. Brown – who specialises in ‘making people thirsty’ – is the author of eight books on the amber brew and writes regularly for the drinks trade and the national press. He has appeared on TV and radio, and has judged competitions including the BBC Food and Farming Awards, the Great Taste Awards and the Great British Pub Awards.

He’s also a consultant and marketing strategist to brewers and their agencies, where his knowledge of the beer and the wider drinks industry as well as his advertising experience offers a unique overview of some of the challenges they face.

So he really is the ideal candidate to host the session, Putting a Beer List Together, which will do exactly what it says on the tin – and also includes a masterclass in exploring basic beer styles and how to taste them. Catch him at the 1.30pm on Day 2 at The Academy.