The Global Beer Competition: Meet the judges

Lotte Peplow, Brewers Association

Peplow is an accredited beer sommelier and the UK and Europe representative for the Brewers Association, a not-for profit body representing small and independent American craft brewers.

Based in London, Peplow has worked for the BA since 2006 in a role which includes beer judging, tastings, writing articles, PR and media activities, event management and liaising with importers.

A keen advocate of beer and food pairing, she is also a member of the CAMRA London tasting panel.

What would you be as a beer? 

A Helles lager: clean, crisp and clinical!

What is your favourite hop variety and why? 

Cascade, the darling of the American craft brewing world.  Love a fruity West Coast IPA.

What are the best and worst things about the beer industry? 

Best: The people and camaraderie. Worst: We still have a long way to go to improve diversity and make the beer industry more inclusive

What is your proudest achievement in beer?

Passing my Beer Sommelier accreditation

What is your ultimate beer and food pairing? 

Carrot cake and IPA, an inspiration from Chef Adam Dulye. Sounds unlikely, but it so works!

If you weren’t working in beer, what would you be doing?

Wishing I was!

Follow on social media:

Twitter:  @LottePeplow and @BrewersAssoc

Instagram: @Lotte_Peplow

Facebook: @BrewersAssoc

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