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WRITER, CONSULTANT AND BROADCASTER SPECIALISING IN BEER, PUBS AND CIDER. BEER WRITER OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2012

What's new?

What's new?
Pledges for my new beer book - Miracle Brew - are now closed. Book is out 1st June and available for pre-order here.
I've been accused of attacking cask ale. Here's what I actually wrote - decide for yourselves.
News about my next books!
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Book Pete for an event


I’m an experienced public speaker comfortable with events of any style or size.

Here are a few ‘standard’ things I do – but we can discuss customising an event to suit your requirements. Elements of any event format below can be mixed and matched too. Just get in touch to discuss.

BOOK READINGS
Literary festivals, music festivals, bookshops, rooms above pubs… I’ll go anywhere to bang on about my books – one specific book in particular or a range across various titles. Some books come with a scripted and illustrated PowerPoint presentation, or we can do things more informally.

TUTORED BEER/CIDER TASTINGS
Bored of corporate wine tasting events? Want something different for a client event or for a staff social evening? Want to do something beery at a local festival? I do a wide range of themed tastings, such as an Introduction to Beer Styles, Beer for Wine Lovers, A Celebration of Local Beers, and Introduction to Craft Beer, and The Extreme Beer Challenge!

BEER AND BOOK MATCHING
Lots of better writers than me have touched on beer or pubs in their work. I’ve dug out various readings and pair relevant beers with work from writers from Martin Amis to Patrick Hamilton.

BEER AND MUSIC MATCHING
Not a lot of people know this but it is scientific fact: what you listen to can change the flavour of what you drink. Informed by the latest neuroscience, we explore what taste really is, and match different styles of beer to different musical genres.

One of the places I run this event is at Brewers' Hall, as part of their corporate entertainment package - find our more here.

BEER/CIDER PAIRING EVENTS AND DINNERS
Beer is at last as good a match for food as wine – perhaps even better. I can pair beers or ciders with everything from canap├ęs to dessert and cheese, and introduce each course to explain the pairing. I have also worked with chefs using beer as an ingredient in the dishes themselves.

AFTER-DINNER SPEAKING
Whether it’s tales of what happened when I attempted to take a barrel of beer to India by sea or a twenty minute-long version of my favourite Man Walks into a Pub joke, an informative lecture on craft beer or a whimsical meditation on the meaning of beer itself, I’m available as the ‘turn’ when coffee and mints are served.

CONFERENCE SPEECHES
I often speak at industry events about trends in the beer, pub or cider market.

SHAKESPEARE'S LOCAL SOUTHWARK WALK
A walking tour of London's notorious borough, pointing out the sites of some of the racier stories in my book. Ending up at the George Inn for a pint or two, with maybe one or two other stops on the way round. I can do this for groups of eight to twenty-five people.

Send me a message here if you're interested in doing any of the above.


TESTIMONIALS
"Pete Brown’s Introduction to Beers was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  We arranged it as a market networking event and the feedback we received was excellent, whether from beer lovers or novices.  Everyone found Pete to be enthusiastic, entertaining and engaging. The choice of beers worked perfectly and provided plenty of 'fuel' for good debate!"
Nicola Walker, Marketing and Communications Manager, F P Marine Risks Ltd