UK: A founder member of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list.
Michael Hardman popularised the term real ale and has been at the forefront of a campaign to save traditional British beer and to promote the breweries that produce it.
He was one of the four founders of Camra in the early 1970s . He created both the Good Beer Guide and the national monthly newspaper What’s Brewing.
After leaving CAMRA, Hardman combined his work as a national newspaper and radio journalist with public relations in the brewing industry.
He worked with Young’s Brewery in London for 27 years – and among his most notable events was the Queen Mother pulling a pint and drinking it in an East London pub.
He also helped to found the British Guild of Beer Writers.
Hardman, whose MBE is for services to the Campaign for Real Ale and the brewing industry, runs a communications and publications consultancy in Reigate, Surrey.