Matthew Curtis is a Freelance Writer and Photographer, awarded for his work by both the British and North American Guild of Beer Writers. He has written for multiple publications, including: Ferment, Good Beer Hunting, Belgian Beer & Food, BEER, The SIBA Journal, On-Trade Preview, Australian Brews News and Original Gravity. He lives in North London with his partner Dianne and his cat Cricket. Donations from this site go towards supporting his personal blog Total Ales. Established in 2012, Total Ales swiftly became Matthew’s platform into the beer industry as a writer, photographer and consultant. He uses the blog to express opinion and retell experiences in a way not entirely possible with other publications.