BEER writer Katie Taylor has been invited to judge some of the world’s best ales.

The Clitheroe ale enthusiast will be a judge at the World Beer Awards next month.

Miss Taylor, 30, is a passionate beer writer for her blog, The Snap and the Hiss, and for national magazines, Ferment and The Original Gravity.

She said: I’m really looking forward to trying beers from all over the world that I won’t have heard of before, and finding out which breweries in which countries are making the best beers in each style in 2018. I’m also really interested to see if any breweries from up here in the North make it through to the awards.”

The World Beer Awards will see beers from all over the world entered in a taste or a design sub-category, in which Miss Taylor will be a judge.

Her love of beer started with Belgian beers, and since then, Miss Taylor is a regular at The Ale House in Clitheroe, where she occasionally works behind the bar.

The World Beer Awards will take place on Wednesday 25 July 2018.