Scots beer industry veteran to judge Chinese craft ale awards
Scottish craft beer veteran Chris Miller has been invited to Beijing to take part in the judging for a ground-breaking awards event.
Miller, director at the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland, is to join the international panel of judges at the Chinese Craft Beer Awards after hosting Chinese brewer Panda Brew and its president, Kurt Xia, at the inaugural Scottish Beer Awards last year.
Miller is widely credited for building Harvieston into a major player in the craftbrewing sector. In 2014, he cofounded the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland as the public-facing arm of JW Filshill International, helping the likes of Williams Brothers and Stew- art Brewing access new export markets.
Miller is also a non-executive director of the social enterprise beer, Brewgooder, along with fellow Craft Beer Clan director and JW Filshill chief executive Simon Hannah.
Last year, the Craft Beer Clan exported more than one million bottles of Scottish craft beer to new markets including the UAE and South Korea.
Miller, who joins judges from the US, Singapore, London, Taiwan and Hong Kong at the Beijing event, said: “Last year, building on the model we helped establish with the Scottish Beer Awards, the Chinese Craft Beer Awards attracted 150 entrants.
“This year that number has more than doubled as China’s appetite for craft beer continues to develop.” 0 Chris Miller is director at the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland