Adrian Tierney-Jones named Beer Writer of the Year 2017

Adrian Tierney-Jones (9th from the left) with the night's other winners
01/12/2017 - 07:00
The 2017 Beer Writer of the Year has been named as Adrian Tierney-Jones, who picked up the award at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual ceremony on Wednesday (29 November).

The award was the biggest one on offer on the night. Nine winners were announced in total.

Tierney-Jones, who has been writing about beer and pubs for over twenty years, won the National Media award and took the runner-up spot in the Trade category on his way to the overall prize.

The writer’s words have appeared in national newspapers, drink trade titles and several books including The Seven Moods of Craft Beer, published earlier this year, which was part of his winning submission.

Pete Brown, last year's Beer Writer of the Year and chairman of judges for the 2017 competition, said: "Our new Beer Writer of the Year, Adrian Tierney-Jones lives and breathes his subject. And talks about it without ever seeming to draw breath.

“As well as constantly seeking to learn more about beer, after decades as a journalist he's also still constantly seeking out new ways in which to communicate his passion and knowledge to the reader.

“Adrian is no stranger to these awards, but this year was his strongest yet and he was the judges' unanimous choice for the top award."

The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs. It has around 300 members.

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