Portfolio

My beer and travel-based writing includes:
– Ferment Magazine:
City guidesBirmingham, Bristol, York, Brighton, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Norwich, Nottingham, Dublin and Southampton, Zagreb, Prague, Leeds, Sheffield & York, and a guide to the ‘Leith Beer Mile‘.
Brewery and brand profiles – Burning Sky brewery, Twickenham Fine Ales, Heaney Brewery, Firebrand Brewing, Hoppin’ Rabbit (a French beer distributor), Brew Club brewing facility, Orbit brewery, Stroud Brewery, Lab Culture brewery, O’Hara’s brewery, Fallen Brew Co, and People’s Captain.
Write-ups of hosting Beer52’s monthly member’s bottleshareBrew York, Newcastle, Nottingham, London and Southampton.
Other articles – a guide to the UK’s best micropubs, a list of achievable new year’s resolutions for the craft beer aficionado, a guide to August 2019’s Festival of Beer, a guide to celebrating Thanksgiving American-style, a roundup of how the beer industry has shone during the Covid-19 pandemic, a look at breweries that are using foraged ingredients in their beers, a piece on Women on Tap festival and interview with founder Rachel Auty, an overview on nitrogenated beer, a round-up of dark beers perfect for summer, a guide to making your own foraged soft drinks, and a guide on how to host a bottleshare.

– Other outlets:
Burum Collective – ‘How are we supposed to thrive?‘ which looks at the beer industry in light of the claims of sexism, sexual harassment, bullying and mistreatment in mine and @ratmagnet‘s Instagram stories.
Scotsman Food & Drinka list of breweries where you can brew your own beer, and a Christmas gift guide for craft beer drinkers.
Craft Metropolisa round-up of the five best Scottish craft breweries.
Billy Franks Jerky – a guide to pairing beer with all of their jerky flavours.
Stewart Brewing – a guide to the release of a new beer series, a brief history of Scottish ales, and a recipe for stout-infused meatball pasta sauce.

You can view my more general portfolio at siobhanbuchanan.wordpress.com where I have linked to some of my non-beery travel guides and other articles.