Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Drinks Insight Network has named ten of the most influential beer experts on Twitter during Q2 2020.

Biggest influencers in beer: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Melissa Cole (@MelissaCole)

Melissa Cole is a beer and food expert based in the UK. She has achieved the Certified Cicerone© from the Cicerone® Certification Programme, which certifies and trains beer professionals.

Melissa has also collaborated with various breweries including St Austell, Odell, Fuller’s, Rooster’s and Ilkley among others in making beers. She is regularly invited to judge competitions in US, Brazil, New Zealand and Europe owing to her fine palate.

Twitter followers: 36,611

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Matthew Curtis (@totalcurtis)

Matthew Curtis is a renowned writer and photographer, apart from being a beer aficionado. He has contributed for many magazines including Hop & Barley, Ferment and BEER, The SIBA Journal, Original Gravity and Australian Brews News among others.

Matthew previously worked as the UK Editor of Good Beer Hunting, an online magazine on the world of beer. He has also won numerous awards from both the British and North American Guild for Beer Writers.

Twitter followers: 13,573

GlobalData influencer score: 82

3. Roger Protz (@RogerProtzBeer)

Roger Protz is a beer writer, historian and taster, who writes for various magazines including BEER magazine, What’s Brewing, and the Guardian among others. He has written more than 20 books on beer and has won numerous awards for his writing including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Roger also conducts beer tasting and talks, while travelling around the world in search of good beer to countries including, Russia, Australia, Finland and US. He has also collaborated with craft breweries in Britain on developing various brews.

Twitter followers: 21,324

GlobalData influencer score: 82

4. Jeremy Danner (@Jeremy_Danner)

Jeremy Danner is the brand ambassador and on-premise specialist for 4 Hands Brewing Company, a microbrewery. He has one and a half decades of experience in the craft brewing industry.

His expertise in the brewery industry ranges from brewing, branding, marketing, and connecting breweries with consumers. Prior to his current role, Jeremy has held various roles at breweries such as 75th Street Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Company.

Twitter followers: 15,226

GlobalData influencer score: 77

5. Carla Jean Lauter (@beerbabe)

Carla Jean Lauter is a freelance beer writer currently working as an editorial analyst at Diversified Communications, a media company with a portfolio of conferences, and online and print publications. She also has her own blog named, where she writes about New England beer.

Carla has previously worked as a research associate at the ODYSEA, a scientific and technical communications company, and the University of Maine.

Twitter followers: 22,584

GlobalData influencer score: 70

6. Kendall Jones (@beerblog)

Kendall Jones is an author, broadcaster and event host. He is an expert on various subjects including beer, brewing, travel, food and wine. He writes on various topics including beer, lifestyle and travel.

Kendall is also the producer of Washington Beer Blog, which covers on beer and brewing in the Pacific Northwest region.

Twitter followers: 10,559

GlobalData influencer score: 68

7. Boak And Bailey (@BoakandBailey)

Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, whose real names are Jessica Slack and Ray Newman, are beer bloggers who started their beer blog in 2007. They cover articles on real ale, craft beer, and the history of beer in Britain in their blog.

The duo published their first book on brewing named Brew Britannia: the strange rebirth of British beer in 2014. Their second book named 20th Century Pub was released in 2017.

Twitter followers: 9,678

GlobalData influencer score: 65

8. Emma Inch (@fermentradio)

Emma Inch is a beer writer and podcaster based in the UK. A member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Emma won multiple awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers and North American Guild of Beer Writers.

Emma is the producer of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio, a podcast focusing on the contemporary beer world. She has also written articles for various publications including Original Gravity, and Brew Your Own Magazine.

Twitter followers: 4,671

GlobalData influencer score: 65

9. Adrian Tierney Jones (@ATJbeer)

Adrian Tierney-Jones is a freelance journalist covering various topics including beer, food, pubs and travel. His articles have appeared in various publications including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Inapub.

Adrian has written multiple books and is also the editor of 1001 Beers: You Must Try Before You Die. He is also the Chair of Judges at the World Beer Awards and a jury member at the Brussels Beer Challenge.

Twitter followers: 11,012

GlobalData influencer score: 65

10. Josh Noel (@hopnotes)

Josh Noel is an author and journalist covering beer, travel, food and other topics. His features appear in various magazines and newspapers including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Oak Leaves, and Miami Herald among others.

Josh has written books such as Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business.

Twitter followers: 12,700

GlobalData influencer score: 64