Pete Brown is a British writer who specialises in making people thirsty. He is the author of five-and-a-half books, including Man Walks Into A Pub: A Sociable History of Beer, Hops & Glory and Shakespeare’s Local. He also writes the Cask Report – the annual guide to cask ale – and has written numerous articles in the drinks trade press. He appears regularly on TV and radio, and is a judge on the BBC Food and Farming Awards and the Great Taste Awards. He is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and was named Beer Writer of the Year in 2009 and 2012.