The Avery, Brown, Dredge Beer Dinner at Musa

beer & food extravaganza on January 26th

The Avery, Brown, Dredge Beer Dinner at Musa

Zak Avery British Guild of Beer Writers' Writer of the Year 2008

Pete Brown British Guild of Beer Writers' Writer of the Year 2009

Mark Dredge British Guild of Beer Writers New Media Writer of the Year 2009 and 2010

Zak Avery, Pete Brown and Mark Dredge are without doubt 3 of the very finest beer writers this side of the Atlantic and rockstars of the craft brewing movement. Between them, the trio have a gaggle of International best selling books, more beer writing awards than you can shake a stick at, amazing blogs, massive  beer knowledge and an avalanche of passion to back up their credentials. And they are coming to Aberdeen this January!

The Stone Dinner at Musa

Greg Koch and attendees of the Stone Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Musa.

On Wednesday the 26th of January we will be hosting the Avery, Brown, Dredge Beer Dinner Extravaganza at Musa . Following in the footsteps from our legendary Stone, Three Floyds, Mikkeller and Nogne O beer dinners at Musa we will have an evening filled with great food, extremely rare beers and awesome insight into our favourite drink. Each of the 3 writers will be presenting 2 of their favourite beers which will be paired with food which they have worked with our Head Chef to create. They will be talking about their views on beer and also on the specific pairings they have put together. This will be a fascinating insight into some very rare and exquisite beers and also stunning beer and food pairings put together by guys at the absolute top of the game.

For the Musa Beer Dinner we will have 5 courses of food and 6 beers being presented.

Tickets cost £45 per head and you can book your place by calling Musa on 01224 571 771 or emailing  Musa is open Tuesday-Saturday so please call on these days to book your tickets.

Beers Include: Maui Coconut Porter, Alesmith IPA, Brooklyn Dark Chocolate Stout (topped with vanilla ice cream in a shot glass as a pre-dessert shooter) My Antonia -  a collaboration between Dogfish Head and Bir, ra del Borgo, and some other very special ones too!


Pete, Zak and Mark will be working with Head Chef Dave More to design a spectacular menu for the eveinng.

On the 27th they Pete, Mark and Zak will be heading up to the BrewDog Brewery to brew the Avery, Dredge, Brown collaboration beer at BrewDog. Details of the recipe and style are still top secret but suffice to say with these 3 heavyweights coming together those expecting fireworks will not be disappointed. We have left the beer style, recipe and ingredients completely up to the beer writing dream team and they are going to do everything on the brewday from mashing in, cleaning out the kettle to preparing the FV to receive the wort. We will brew 20HL of this beer as a numbered and limited edition one off batch and expect to release this beer in early March 2011.

Zak Avery


Zak Avery a freelance writer and specialist beer retailer. He was the British Guild of Beer Writers' Writer of the Year 2008 and his first book, "500 Beers" is now available to buy on Amazon. Or in bookshops near you, hopefully.

He manages the specialist beer shop Beer-Ritz in Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire.  He also run tasting events for fun and profit - see his website The Beer Boy

Pete Brown


Author, beer writer, journalist, broadcaster, consultant, taster, pundit, oh yes, and drinker. Pete Brown used to advertise beer for a living, until he realized that writing books about beer was even more fun, and entailed drinking even more beer. He appears regularly on television as a beer expert, writes on beer for a variety of publications and is the author of Man Walks into a Pub and the award-winning travel book Three Sheets to the Wind. He was recently named the British Guild of Beer Writers Beer Writer of the Year 2009.

You can buy his awesome books here and his website is here

Mark Dredge


Mark is a 26-year-old guy from Kent, England. By day he is in digital marketing and social media (I play on facebook and stuff), by night he is a star beer writer and blogger. 

In 2009 he won the British Guild of Beer Writers New Media Writer of the Year. He also writes as a freelancer with regular pieces on the Guardian’s Word of Mouth and a number of printed articles. In 2010 he won the award from the British Guild of Beer Writers for the second year in a row (renamed Online Communicator of the Year). 

You can visit his website at Upon the perils of being a food and beer writer, Mark quipped ‘I'm mainly drunk and over-fed but I'm happy :)’

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Comments (4)

Beer Ritz Team 28th December, 2010 3:30pm
You look after our Zak!! We want him back in one piece!
scott murray 27th December, 2010 3:58pm
Cant wait for this beer coming from the team, dont order beer from the internet very often but this one ive got to try.
John 27th December, 2010 3:38pm
Awesome! What a way to kick start a year of beer! Can't wait.
Adrian 27th December, 2010 3:25pm
Sounds Epic.Sign me up!