The bloke

A bloke who likes beer. What, you want to know more?

OK. Ex face-painting clown, lives in the English Midlands, works with data, loves pork pie, hates couscous.

Married with one barbecue.

Knows some brewers and publicans. And politicians. And, ahem, "characters".

Has written for papery stuff like Beer (the CAMRA quarterly magazine), Gin & It (UK drinks journal) and Beeradvocate (US beer magazine) but is still holding out to be the pub reviewer for Country Gentleman's Pig Fertilizer Gazette.