Beer accolade for business editor

THE business editor of the East Anglian Daily Times, Duncan Brodie, has been named among the runners-up in the British Guild of Beer Writers (BGBW) Awards for 2010.

As well reporting on the region’s pubs and brewing sector as part of his role as business editor, Duncan writes a monthly beer column for the EADT’s Saturday ea life supplement and is also an occasional contributor to the monthly EADT Suffolk magazine.

At the BGBW awards ceremony, held at the Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel in London, he came second in the category for Best Writing in Regional Publications.

The trophy, an engraved pewter tankard, was presented by Jonathan Adnams, chairman of Southwold-based Adnams, which sponsored the award. The winner of the category was Simon Jenkins, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, who also went on to claim the overall Beer Writer of the Year title.

The awards were judged by an independent panel, chaired by last year’s overall winner, Pete Brown, and also including Sarah Bridge, consumer affairs correspondent of the Daily Mail, Harry White, ex-global director for technical compliance at Molson Coors, and Niki Segnit, author of The Flavour Thesaurus.

The awards night included beers chosen to match a five-course meal of Indian cuisine prepared by chef Sriram Aylur from the Michelin-starred Quilon restaurant in Westminster.