Beer writers honored

October 7th, 2014 | Posted by Real Beer

The North American Guild of Beer Writers (NAGBW) has announced winners in its 2nd annual competition for writers, bloggers and broadcasters.

Best Beer and Food Writing
1. John Holl, “Roast Masters: Exploring the Art of Brewing Beer with Coffee.” All About Beer Magazine.
2. Evan Rail, “Where What Is Brewing Is a Recipe.” The New York Times.
3. Mark Dredge, Beer and Food. Dog ‘n’ Bone Books.

Best Blog
1. Oliver Gray, “Literature and Libation.” Literatureandlibation.com
2. Bryan Roth, “This is Why I’m Drunk.” Thisiswhyimdrunk.wordpress.com
3. Jessica Miller, “Hey Brewtiful.” Heybrewtiful.com

Best Book
1. Patrick Dawson, Vintage Beer. Storey Publishing.
2. Tim Webb/ Joe Stange, The Good Beer Guide to Belgium. Campaign for Real Ale Ltd.
3. Evan Rail, Beer Trails: The Brewery in the Bohemian Forest. Self-published.

Best Brewspaper/Free Zine Writing
1. Ken Weaver, “Getting Hopped Up — Again.” Bohemian.
2. Jonathan Shikes, “Avery Brewing’s got good taste — and the science to back it up.” Westword.
3. Randy Clemens, “Mark Jilg: The Craftsman.” West Coaster.

Best Magazine Writing
1. Evan Rail, “Born Again in Berlin.” All About Beer Magazine.
2. Joshua Bernstein, “Of a Certain Age.” Imbibe Magazine.
3. Aleszu Bajak, “Stemming the Rise of Barley Disease.” Beeradvocate Magazine.

Best Newspaper Writing (Paid Circulation)
1. Ronnie Crocker, “Crafting a Houston Icon.” Houston Chronicle.
2. William Bostwick, “Build a Beer Collection.” The Wall Street Journal.
3. Tom Acitelli, “Rising Hop Prices Make Craft Brewers Jumpy.” The Wall Street Journal.

Best Online Magazine Writing
1. Gerard Walen, “The Death of Hunahpu’s Day.” All About Beer Magazine (online).
2. Austin Ray, “Headbanger’s Brew: A History of Heavy Metal and Craft Beer Collaborations.” First We Feast.
3. Christian DeBenedetti, “A Brief History of Sour Beer.” The New Yorker (online).

Best Podcast
1. Strange Brews Podcast. Strangebrewspodcast.tumblr.com
2. Tales from the Cask. Talesfromthecask.com
3. What’s on Tap. Kprcradio.com/media/podcast-whats-on-tap-whatsontap

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