The blog

Brewing East began in early 2016 with a focus on the beer drinking culture in East London. Inspired by a number of beer blogs and writers, it aimed to offer a relatable voice and experience of London’s emerging craft scene. It has since evolved to cover a range of beer events, spotlight features on breweries and beer culture across the city. It also occasionally shifts further afield, offering insight into how beer is enjoyed in varied landscapes.

The blog continues to be driven by genuine curiosity and aims to reveal how accessible beer is to all. It’s written from the perspective of someone also constantly learning, hoping to be insightful for others who are also navigating the world of beer. 

The blogger

Beer Judging Rebecca Pate

Rebecca (Bex) has been living in London since 2006 and based in Stratford, East London, since 2013. She discovered craft beer in the early days of The Horseshoe pub in Hampstead – when Camden Town Brewery operated out of the basement – and has had an insatiable appetite for interesting styles ever since. After spending enough time in taprooms across London and meeting other passionate drinkers, she began writing about her experiences.

She has contributed beer-related features to easyJet Traveller Magazine, Time Out London, Beer Adventures and acted as the Brand Ambassador to the Belgibeer subscription box service. She is a contributor to the London Brewers' Market blog, curating and compiling the popular monthly events round-up. She is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers (BGBW) and was shortlisted by the BGBW for Best Beer Citizen Communicator in 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for Beer Blogger Geek in the BrewDog Beer Geek Awards. She appeared on The FoodTalk Show podcast in June 2018.

Bex also undertakes freelance work as a digital consultant in the beer industry and oversees digital marketing, online presence and curating content. By day, she is currently working as an Events & Marketing Coordinator at The Five Points Brewing Company in Hackney.

She became an Accredited Beer Sommelier in October 2018 with The Beer & Cider Academy (Institute of Brewing and Distilling) in London.

Rebecca has judged for The World Beer Awards, the Quality Food and Drinks Awards and The Global Beer Competition.

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