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Feature and Article Writing
Annabel Smith has been a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers for over ten years. She is an accomplished writers of features, articles and columns for a number of clients.
She contributes a regular monthly article for in house trade brochures for Molson Coors, Carlsberg UK, and Enterprise Inns. In addition, she is engaged to write the technical features for Carlsberg’s award winning annual Tapster’s catalogue.
During 2016 she wrote a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph magazine, matching a particular dish to a beer style and brand (you can see some articles on There's A Beer For That).
She writes a weekly blog for Cask Marque, entitled ‘Something for the Weekend’ which combines a suggested beer for readers to try, combined with a travelogue style commentary about where the beer comes from.
She co-created the Thwaites ‘Beer Bible’ for their tenants which was shotlisted for an Award at the Guild of British Beer Writers Awards ceremony in 2016.
She advises the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body and compiles content for their Cellar Management Manual which accompanies the Award in Beer and Cellar Quality qualification.
She also contributes to CAMRA’s ‘What’s Brewing’ newspaper, and local CAMRA magazines.
She is routinely commissioned by brewers, brand owners and the trade press to write bespoke columns offering opinions and advice about beer for readers.
BeerBelle is consummately professional in her research. The quality of content and thorough exploration of the topic she is commissioned to write about are a priority to ensure client satisfaction.
For your requirements, please use the enquiry form to contact Annabel.
Annabel is frequently enlisted by radio and television producers who want a beer ‘expert’ to offer her opinion or expertise on a range of subjects. From commenting on political issues such as the budget and how it affects the beer industry, to a broader range of educational and informative features.
On radio, she has featured on BBC4 Woman’s Hour, Radio 5 Live DriveTime, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and numerous local stations.
On television, she has appeared on ITV’s This Morning, BBC1’s The One Show (where she persuaded Kylie Minogue to drink stout!) and Channel 4’s ‘Risky Business’, and several local news stations.
Annabel is a confident, capable broadcaster and is available for media opportunities.