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The 2012 British Guild of Beer Writers Awards

By sarahhowe, also posted in News on

[caption id="attachment_12270" align="alignleft" width="166"]Pete Brown 2012 Beer Writer of the Year Pete Brown, 2012 Beer Writer of the Year[/caption] On Thursday 6th December we had the pleasure of attending the British Guild of Beer Writers Annual Awards Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, and presenting the award for Best Writing in a Regional Publication. These awards provide an opportunity for Beer writers, journalists and reviewers from all over the country to meet face-to-face and for a lucky few to be recognised with an award for the work they have published in the last year. The evening opened with a drinks reception and several brewers, including ourselves, provided our beers on cask and in bottle for the guests to sample as they mingled. During the dinner each course of the meal was matched with different beers giving the opportunity to explore and discuss the beer and food matching choice. Click here to view the menu and beer matching choices here. The awards ceremony was presented by 2011 Beer Writer of the Year Ben McFarlane who commented "This is probably the highest-ever number of entries to our Awards and we’re delighted with the quantity and quality of work received.  We’ve always seen the Awards as a way of reaching out to a broader group of communicators than just Guild members and this is proof of our success…I’m sure our eventual winners will be doubly proud of triumphing in such competitive field.”

The Awards

Molson Coors Award for Best Writing in a National Publication. Silver award winner: Dan Saladino Gold award winner: Roger Protz   Fuller's ESB Award for Best Writing for the Beer and Pub Trade Silver award winner: Roger Protz Gold award winner: Pete Brown   Adnams Award for Best Writing in Regional Publications Silver award winner: Simon Jenkins Gold award winner: Alistair Gilmour   Brains SA Gold Award for the Best Use of Online Media Silver award winner: Pete Brown Gold award winner: Will Hawkes for Craft Beer London App   Shepherd Neame 1698 Award for Beer and Food Writing Winner: Martyn Cornell   Thwaites Award for Corporate Communications Winner: Carlsberg UK   Greene King IPA Travel Bursary Silver award winner: Tim Hampson for 101 Beer Days Out Gold award winner: Tim Webb for the World Atlas of Beer   Brewer of the Year Award Sara Barton from Brewsters Brewing company   2012 Beer Writer of the Year Award - Michael Jackson Gold Tankard Pete Brown   Here's some more photos from the evening: