Simon Jenkins began writing the pub column for the Yorkshire Evening Post in 1992 - and continues to do so, despite having left full-time journalism to join the University of Leeds in 2006. He has written for a host of publications in the UK and overseas, and regularly contributes to broadcast discussions on beer and brewing, most recently on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme. The second edition of his book The Great Leeds Pub Crawl was published in 2015, and is a lively informative ramble around the best pubs in the city. He was named Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers in 2010. Despite all this, he is generally fairly sober.