Today is the 54th birthday of Pete Brown, author of Shakespeare’s Pub and Hops and Glory, along with much else. Pete was also the winner of the UK Beer Writer of the Year in 2010. I had a chance to meet and spend some time with Pete before and at GBBF in 2009, and several times since then, including a few years ago when he stayed with me for a few days while visiting the West Coast. He’s a kindred spirit, especially when it comes to neo-prohibitionist shenanigans, and writes one of the most engaging beer blogs out there. Join me in wishing Pete a very happy birthday.
Pete with Steve Parkes at a British Beer Writers event before GBBF a few years ago.
Pete and me at GBBF in 2009.
One night in Copenhagen, clockwise from bottom left: Martyn Cornell, Jeff Alworth, Evan Rail, me, Stephen Beaumont, Pete, Stan Hieronymus and Ron Pattinson.
At the end of a quick trip to Copenhagen: Pete, with Ron Pattinson, Jeff Bell, Stephen Beaumont and Stan Hieronymus.
He kept that one quiet! Happy Birthday Pete!
Pete Brown says
You at GABF this year? I’m coming over and really looking forward to hopefully meeting online friends face to face.
Jay Brooks says
Always, I come in on Tuesday for judging. Are you judging, as well? Any side trips to California before or afterwards?
Mark Gorelik says
Born 28 November 1968 ?
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Occupation Author, essayist, beer expert
Jay Brooks says
Wikipedia is wrong. According to my friend and colleague Pete, there are numerous errors on his Wikipedia page, including getting his birthday incorrect.
I’d love the opportunity to buy Pete a beer someday in thanks for the wonderful books and blog. Cheers!
Jos Brouwer says
And Pete Brown was elected as chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers this year, 27 June 2018. Congrats Pete!