Melissa Cole is an award-winning beer writer, author and Certified Cicerone.
She writes extensively about the world’s favourite drink, and is lead partner in London’s only dedicated beer tasting business, lovebeer@borough in Borough Market. She is currently writing a book on beer and blogs at girlsguidetobeer.blogspot.com and Taking the Beard out of Beer.
Award-winning writer Melissa is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading beer & food experts. Renowned for her insightful and engaging writing style, sense of humour and ability to translate complicated beer jargon into something everyone can understand, she’s already seen success with her debut book Let Me Tell You About Beer.
However, it doesn’t stop there, Melissa truly immerses herself in the world of beer; from judging beer competitions from Amsterdam to Rio and Denver to Dublin to brewing beers with some of the world’s most respected brewers like Odell, Fuller’s and Goose Island, there’s not much she doesn’t get her hands dirty doing when it comes to the beer game.
As if that didn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also sought after by restaurants like the world-famous St John to help construct beer lists and curates the beer offering at some of the hottest food event tickets in town like Meatopia and has also appeared at Hay Literary Festival and done cooking with beer demos at Borough Market and Foodies Festivals.
With three regular columns in various magazine titles, as well as being a well-known face on the food festival circuit and regularly quoted in the national press – put that together with semi-regular TV and radio appearances – her profile is high and her abilities to communicate about beer broad.