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The way we were – British Guild of Beer Writers judges 1993

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1993 judges

The way we were? Well we must have had colour photography 21 years ago, but….
This handsome quartet of men in suits and ties comprises the 1993 judging panel for the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Would four men in the media all wear ties today? I think the photo is taken in the Three Tuns behind Portman Square and I presume as a British Legion poppy is being worn it was early November.
Pictured from left are: Morse creator and author Colin Dexter, the esteemed Rob (Robert) Humphreys who at the time was “working” at Bass, David Young of the Times and Mike Ripley from the Brewers’ Society who was a real powerhouse behind the early awards and who contributed massively to the survival of the Guild in its early days.
After several beers and many deliberations the Gold award was given to the marvellous Brian Glover, Silver went to the great Michael Jackson, while Peter Cordell Ruth Herman and Barrie Pepper were all highly commended.

Written by timhampson

August 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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  1. Is the guy on the right, Lech Wałęsa? The Polish politician, trade-union organizer, human-rights activist and co-founder of Solidarity?

    Blimey, I never knew he was a beer writer.


    August 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    • Lech Walesa’s book on bars close to the Gdansk (Lenin) shipyards is famed.


      August 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

  2. Great picture!


    November 4, 2014 at 6:56 am

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