Hello, my name is Mike, I'm a Beer Evangelist and founder of Leeds Beer Tours.
I am passionate about beer! Not just the drink itself but its role in heritage, society and culture. The story of beer is a fascinating one and in Leeds, we have a rich beer history and a fantastically vibrant, modern and independent craft beer scene.
I have been professionally trained by the Beer and Cider Academy, I am a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and Brewery History Society, founder of Festival of Brewers and Chair for the Leeds Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.
In 2019 I set up my first tour to share my knowledge of beer with other people and to take them on a fun and interesting journey. Less than a year later, I was awarded the Leeds and West Yorkshire Prestige Award for Specialist Tour Company of the Year 2020.
On my tours, we explore beer in the city, from its early days in Leeds to today, how it is made, where it is drank and, most importantly, how it tastes.
I hope to see you on a tour very soon!