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Based on research by GlobalData’s ‘influencer’ platform, here is a countdown of the ten most influential beer Twitter users in the three months to the end of June.

10. Josh Noel

Josh Noel is a writer and journalist on beer, travel, food and other topics. His articles appear in various magazines and newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Oak Leaves,, and the Miami Herald.

Josh has written books including “Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Got Big Business”.

9. Adrian Tierney-Jones

Adrian Tierney-Jones is a freelance journalist covering a variety of topics including beer, food, pubs and travel. His articles have been featured in publications such as the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Inapub.

Adrian has written several books and is also the editor of 1001 Beers: You Must Try Before You Die. He is also chairman of the jury at the World Beer Awards and a jury member for the Brussels Beer Challenge.

8. Emma Inch

Emma Inch is a UK-based beer writer and podcaster. Emma is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and has received multiple awards from both the British and North American guilds.

Emma is the producer of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio, a podcast focused on the contemporary beer world. She has also written articles for publications such as Original Gravity and Brew Your Own Magazine.

7. Boak and Bailey

Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, real names Jessica Slack and Ray Newman, are beer bloggers who started their blog in 2007. They cover topics such as real ale, craft beer and the history of beer in the UK.

The duo published their first book, Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer, in 2014. In 2017 the second book “20th Century Pub” was published.

6. Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones is a writer, broadcaster, and promoter. He writes on various topics such as beer & brewing, travel, food and wine.

Kendall is also the producer of the Washington Beer Blog, which covers the brewing scene in the Pacific Northwest.

5. Carla Jean Lauter

Carla Jean Lauter is a freelance beer writer currently working as an editorial analyst at Diversified Communications, a media company with a portfolio of conferences, online and print publications. She also has her own blog called, where she writes about New England beer.

Carla previously worked as a research fellow at ODYSEA, a scientific and technical communications company, and the University of Maine.

4. Jeremy Danner

Jeremy Danner is brand ambassador and on-premise specialist for the microbrewer 4 Hands Brewing Co. He has around 15 years of experience in craft brewing.

His expertise in the brewing industry ranges from brewing, branding and marketing to connecting breweries with consumers. Prior to his current position, Jeremy held various roles at breweries including 75th Street Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Co.

3. Roger Protz

Roger Protz is a beer writer, historian, and taster who writes for various magazines including BEER Magazine, What’s Brewing, and The Guardian. He has written in the region of 20 books on beer and has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Roger also conducts beer tastings and talks while traveling to Russia, Australia, Finland, and the United States in search of good beer. He has also worked with craft brewers in the UK to develop various beers.

2. Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis is a renowned writer and photographer, and a beer lover. He has contributed to many magazines including Hop & Barley, Ferment and BEER, the SIBA Journal, Original Gravity and Australian Brews News.

Matthew previously worked as the UK editor of Good Beer Hunting, an online magazine on the world of beer. He has also won numerous awards from both the UK and North American guild of beer writers.

1. Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole is a UK based beer and food expert. She received the Certified Cicerone from the Cicerone Certification Program, which trains beer professionals.

Melissa has also worked with various brewers including St. Austell, Odell, Fuller’s, Rooster’s, and Ilkley in making beers. She is regularly invited to judge competitions in the US, Brazil, New Zealand and Europe.

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