Welcome to The Missing Drink!

Niall Thomas  I’m a Cardiff based Beer Writer, Beer Drinker and Beer Whisperer. I am a proud proponent of craft beer and the Founder and Editor of The Missing Drink. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram @TheMissingDrink

I’ve annoyed friends, family and strangers with picky orders at the bar since even before legal drinking age. I started a beer blog after finding that I wasn’t alone in my fussiness and after I found a magical place that curated ranges as if I’d chosen them myself. Once I was of legal age, these “bottle shops” and “craft beer bars” became my happy place.

From humble beginnings as a way to record beer reviews, to a focus on the business of beer and the craft brewing industry, The Missing Drink has been my way of contributing to the industry and the community since 2013.

Though primarily a beer blog, toes are dipped into cocktails, spirits and soft drinks from time to time (not literally). I have a love of all things drinkable and seek out the weird, wonderful and well-made in the world of beverages.

Particular areas of interest are crowdfunding, buyouts and the business of beer. My curiosity was sparked by a trip to Guinness’ St. James’ Gate Brewery in my teens, where I became interested in the unique marketing material from the brewery’s past. From there, I have become very interested in the Beer Wars of the 20th Century between the world’s most famous beer brands, the growth of megabrewers through aquisitions, and the multi-million pound crowdfunding schemes by craft brewers.

I am also passionate about beer’s ancient history and its future as a real rival to fine wine in the best restaurants in the world. From wild beverage to the drink of choice with fine food, beer has come a long way. I’m so intrigued by this astonishing history that I’m writing a book about it.

If you would like me to write for you, I accept commissions for guest posts and magazine articles. If you’d like to chat about great beer, have an idea for a post or want to draw my attention to another great beer blog, give me a shout! Cheers!

If you would like to contact us, please use the contact form on the Contact tab.

Product reviews – We accept product samples for review or feedback. Please note, all such relationships will be disclosed. We do not publish advertisement features or paid-for reviews. All of our content is honest, genuine and impartial.

We accept samples from brewries looking to have features written about them but we will not guarantee features will be written about all samples. Features will be at our discretion and totally impartial, and receipt of samples will be disclosed.

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Please remember to drink responsibly.