Jeff Evans was born in South Wales and is a language graduate from the University of Reading.
He began writing professionally about beer in the 1980s, putting years of practical experience to good use.
In 1990 he became Editor of CAMRA's best-selling Good Beer Guide, piloting the 'beer lover's bible' through eight successive and successful editions.
He has subsequently written eight editions of the Good Bottled Beer Guide for CAMRA Books, as well as The Book of Beer Knowledge, A Beer a Day and So You Want to Be a Beer Expert? for the same publishers. His acclaimed e-book, Beer Lover's Britain, is currently available for Kindle.
Jeff is a resident beer reviewer for All About Beer magazine in the USA. He has written regularly for journals such as What's Brewing, Off Licence News, Morning Advertiser, Restaurant, Brewers' Guardian and Class.
Jeff also hosts regular public talks and tastings, and has often been heard and seen sharing his passion for beer on radio and television. He has judged beer on both sides of the Atlantic and has been Chairman of the Judges for the International Beer Challenge for the past fourteen years.
Among his awards, Jeff has been judged Beer Writer of the Year by his colleagues in the British Guild of Beer Writers and has won the Budvar Travel Bursary for features on foreign breweries and beers.
In 2008, his book A Beer a Day won the Coors Brewers National Journalism Award at the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards. Jeff followed this in 2009 by winning the Wells & Young's Business to Business Journalism Award at the same event.