Historic Brew Con - Manchester

5th & 6th August - 2024

Jane Peyton

Jane Peyton is an award-winning drinks educator, writer, broadcaster, pub expert, and public speaker. She is the founder of the School of Booze – a training, education, events company, and consultancy specializing in alcoholic drinks and their no & low alcohol equivalents. School of Booze was named as one of the Top 100 SMEs in London & the Southeast Business Awards.

Jane was the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier) and Britain's first Beer Sommelier of the Year. She is a former Imbibe Magazine Drinks Educator of the Year. Jane is the instigator and driving force of the UK’s annual national beer day – Beer Day Britain (June 15 th ). For her beer work she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement from Britain’s Parliamentary Beer Group. She has also won several other professional awards.

Jane is the author of several non-fiction books including ‘Drink: A Tippler’s Miscellany’, ‘Beer o’ Clock’, ‘The Philosophy of Gin’ and ‘The Philosophy of Beer’, and ‘The Philosophy of Cocktails’. Her first novel is ‘Sole Brethren’ written under her pen-name B.A. Summer.

Jane is a regular guest on radio and television talking about a wide range of alcohol related subjects.

She is the Drinks Ambassador for the Love British Food organization.