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Roger is one of the world's leading beer writers and tasters. He is the author of 20 books on the subject, including the World Guide to Beer, The Ale Trail, The Taste of Beer and the best-selling 300 Beers to Try Before You Die (revised edition January 2010). He has also edited 20 editions of the annual Good Beer Guide. He was named Glenfiddich Drink Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2004 and in 2003 was presented withe first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Guild of Beer Writers. He has won two Gold and six Silver tankard awards from the guild and 13 awards from the North American Guild of Beer Writers. Roger broadcasts regularly and gives many public tutored beer tastings, including the annual Great British Beer Festival in London and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Roger travels widely in search of good beer and in 2009 and 2010 gave tastings at Australia's first-ever national beer festival, Beer Expo, in Melbourne. Some of his exotic locations have included twice sleeping in Belgian monasteries - Achel and Westmalle - where the monks brew beer.

He writes for All About Beer magazine in the United States and Beer & Brewer (Australia and New Zealand). In Britain, he contributes to What's Brewing, the Morning Advertiser, the Guardian and the Independent. Roger is contributing editor for, writing features and profiles, his tasting recommendations as well as reportinbg on beer news events around the world. Roger adds his experience and professionalism to Tom Cannavan's eager enthusiasm.
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