We are beer writers.
Sometimes we act as evangelists, advocates and celebrators. Other times we are antagonists, agitators and truth-seekers. We are authors, writers, publicists, bloggers and columnists. We tirelessly cover the brewing industry -- and those who appreciate beer -- across North America.
Many of us are self-employed or do this as a side "gig" in addition to our "real jobs." Some of us are employed by breweries, beer distributors, beer stores and restaurants. Still others are publishers and event organizers, while some work for newspapers, websites, magazines and other media outlets.
We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to elevating the level of our craft as we cover the art of brewing.
We are beer writers. We strive to promote better beer.
Won't you please join us in bringing better beer writing to North America?
We are inspired by learning from shared experiences, and believe that an annual writers' competition will foster awareness and appreciation of beer and brewing in North America.
Your dues will defray costs of launching and running the writers competition, website and hosting. Event fees will cover costs for regional meetings and tours.
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Lisa Morrison, NAGBW Interim President
The Beer Goddess
writer, blogger & host of Beer O'Clock: the show for people who love great beer
author, "Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest" released April 2011