GBS Full Member
IBD Beer Academy® Beer Sommelier
Job Title: Beer Sommelier/Cicerone
Company Details: I have worked in beer for nearly five years and have been speaking about beer and giving tastings to the public and private clients for 4 years. I currently work for CRATE Brewery and head up their well-regarded brewery tours and beer events department at the Brewery in Hackney Wick.
As well as my day job I hold my own tastings and events under the brand Crafty Bar Stars. I have recently launched a new venture - London Craft Beer Cruises - under this brand as well.
Biography: James Kellow is a London craft beer expert and Beer Sommelier with several years of experience giving tastings and talks on the subject. As well as heading up the popular and well regarded tours at CRATE Brewery in Hackney Wick he has recently started his own craft beer events company the ‘Crafty Bar Stars'. James is accredited with the Beer Academy (part of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling), the British Guild of Beer Writers and is very happy to chat with you over a pint anytime!