Alex Hall

Age: 50 (born 1968, Brighton, England)

Agent for UK Brewing Supplies (suppliers of cask equipment in the USA);

Regional US assessor for Cask Marque;

Main contributor to A New York Beer & Pub Guide;

Webmaster for

President, The Malted Barley Appreciation Society, for 2016-2018. Also was President in 2006.

Full member of The British Guild of Beer Writers.

Co-founder, coordinator, and cellarman for the annual Glastonwick Beer, Music, Poetry, and More Beer Festival (near Brighton, England), 1996 to date.

Previously: Cellarman at The Evening Star, Brighton, England (brewery tap, and birthplace in 1994, of The Dark Star Brewing Company) from 1992-1999;

Contributor, The Oxford Companion to Beer (2011).

Partner, Wandering Star Craft Brewery, 2011-2015;

Cask cellarman at 'dba Brooklyn' (from 2010, bar closed 11/2014);

Cask ale columnist, Ale Street News, 2004-2015;

Founder and editor (co-editor from issue 6) of The Independent Imbiber magazine, 1993-2003. From 2003, it was relaunched as The New Imbiber with a different co-editor.

Founder of The Gotham Imbiber magazine, in printed form 2003-2007. This website was created in March 2006 to complement the magazine.

Organizer of numerous cask ale festivals in New York since 2003.

Author of BEER DEMYSTIFIER - NEW YORK CITY - 2008-2009 (June 2008).


Photo © Mike Lovullo.