Zak is Beer Writer of the Year

15 December, 2008

OLN columnist Zak Avery has scooped a top award for writing about beer.

Avery was named Beer Writer of the Year at the annual dinner of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

He also won the Guild’s new media category.

OLN contributors Jeff Evans and Ben McFarland also won gongs at the event.

Alastair Hook, of Greenwich’s Meantime Brewery, was named Brewer of the Year.




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