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The Great North East Brewery Guide (Offstone Publishing 2017)
Beer In So Many Words: The Best Writing on the Greatest Drink (Safe Haven 2016)
Pint To Pint: A Crawl Around Britain’s Best Pubs (Icon Books 2016)
The Oxford Companion to Beer (Oxford University Press 2011)
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (Quintessence 2010)
Great Beers, 700 of the Best (Dorling Kindersley 2010)
The Beer Book (Dorling Kindersley 2009) – British Isles and Czech Republic sections
The Eyewitness Guide to World Beer (Dorling Kindersley 2008)
Alastair has won two prestigious Glenfiddich Food & Drink awards, and the British Guild of Beer Writers has named him overall writer of the year on four occasions. Other journalism awards have come for business writing, sport and newspaper design.
He regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme.
Alastair has a BA Hons in the History of Modern Art and is a keen follower of Scottish football. Nobody, he says, is perfect.
MEET AND DRINK is the website of a business created by Alastair Gilmour, a freelance writer who previously worked for The Journal in Newcastle upon Tyne and The Northern Echo, two of Britain’s most respected and influential regional newspapers. His versatility covers business writing, news analysis, travel reviews and food and drink features. His work has also featured in national and international media, such as The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, Prague Post, Brewers’ Guardian, Eastern Airways in-flight magazine, Food & Travel magazine and – once – The Church Times. He founded and edits Cheers, an award-winning pub and drinks publication (www.cheersnortheast.co.uk), as well as having contributed to several books:
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More than ever we need pub owners with the vision and determination to do something that will persuade people to venture out on a wet Tuesday when Holby City might seem the better option. We have plenty of them around the North East and the better ones are doing very well, thank you very much.
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Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]
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