I regularly do talks, speeches, readings and other events, both for the public and bespoke for corporate clients, across the UK and sometimes internationally. Check back here to see if I’ve added any near you!

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August 2019

Beer and Music Matching at the Green Man Festival

15th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Glanusk Estate, Brecon Beacons

I've been doing beer and music matching events for about seven years now, but Green Man has become by far and away the highlight of this or any other event I do. Green Man's Courtyard Bar boasts 70 different beers and 30 different ciders sourced exclusively from Wales. On the Friday morning of the festival, I open the spoken word tent by matching six of these drinks with six of the musical acts playing the festival. It's turned into a…

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Beer Boot Camp

24th August 2019
Hops End Brewpub, Hops End Brewpub, 1 Arden Rd, Modderfontein Reserve, Lethabong,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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R1100

I'll be returning to South Africa's best event for craft brewers for the third time with a brand new talk about the meaning(lessness) of craft beer. Blurb about the full event: What is Beer Boot Camp? Beer boot camp is a full day symposium focusing on delivering a high quality educational experience to South African brewers and beer enthusiasts. Delegates will hear from leading brewing specialists from  around the world, as well as experiencing practical sessions, beer tastings and of…

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September 2019

Abergavenny Food Festival

21st September 2019 - 22nd September 2019

*Details TBC*

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Miracle Brew at the Tenby Arts Festival

23rd September 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HARBWR BREWERY, Sergeants Lane
Tenby,

Miracle Brew is a globetrotting adventure through the nature of beer. Recent research shows that only 22% of people know what beer is made of, which is bizarre when you consider it is the third most popular drink in the world – after tea and coffee. Pete Brown, an award-winning writer who has been called the “beer drinker’s Bill Bryson”, presents a complete natural history of the drink, emphasising the importance of place – or terroir – to each of beer’s…

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May 2022

Clubland: In conversation with Ian Clayton

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
robin hood, Robin Hood Inn 4 Wakefield Road
Pontefract, WF8 4HN United Kingdom
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£11.37

"Both celebrated and award winning authors have won the British Guild of Beer Writers Award between them several times. Ian won it in 2019 with his celebrated book, ’It’s the Beer Talking.’ "Pete has won the same award on a few occasions and will be reading from his new book ‘Clubland - How the working mens club shaped Britain.’" Ian Clayton was a major inspiration for Clubland. I'm delighted to be discussing the book with him. His own stories are…

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June 2022

Clubland: If it’s good enough for Shirley Bassey…

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mildmay Club, 33-34 Newington Green
London, N16 9PR United Kingdom
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£6

Cultural historian and award-winning beer writer Pete Brown (Pie Fidelity, Shakespeare's Local, Man Walks into a Pub & more), turns his attention to a phenomenon that has shaped modern British culture without anyone really noticing, launching the careers of global stars like Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Steve Davies. The Working Men's Club movement has an astonishing untold history covering feminism, the Chartists, Bernard Manning and the rumour about Shirley Bassey pissing in a sink. The launch of ‘Clubland’ couldn't…

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Clubland at the Lowdham Book Festival

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lowdham Village Hall, Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street
Lowdham, NG14 7BD United Kingdom
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£10

Cultural historian and award-winning beer writer Pete Brown (Pie Fidelity, Shakespeare's Local, Man Walks into a Pub & more) discusses his new book Clubland.

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Miracle Brew at the Ashbourne Festival

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place,
Ashbourne, DE6 1ES United Kingdom
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£12

We’ve been brewing and drinking beer for thousands of years, without understanding how or why the brewing process works. In the Middle Ages, yeast was called ‘godisgoode’ because no one had any idea what fermentation was. Malting barley, too, has for centuries seemed genuinely wondrous: it’s only in the last 200 years that science has identified and understood how man and yeast work together to gently (or not so gently) persuade this humble grain to give up its sugary stash…

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July 2022

Brussels Beer City

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brasserie de la Mule, Rue Rubens 95, 1030 Schaerbeek
Brussels, Belgium
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Exact details of event still TBC, but I'm delighted to be taking part in this celebration of Brussels beer culture.

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