A LEADING champion of Scotland’s craft beer sector has been invited to Beijing to take part in the judging for the country’s ground-breaking Chinese Craft Beer Awards this week.

Chris Miller, director at the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland and a veteran of the sector, was invited to join the international panel of judges in Beijing after hosting the highly respected Chinese brewer and president of Panda Brew, Kurt Xia, at the inaugural Scottish Beer Awards last year.

Miller said he was “deeply honoured” to have been invited to judge the awards and that the role allowed him to “further highlight the world-class reputation of Scotland’s craft brewers”.

He said: “The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland was a key supporter of the Scottish Beer Awards, and we were delighted that our friend Kurt of Panda Brew was able to attend last year at our invitation.”

Miller, will join judges from the US, Singapore, London, Taiwan and Hong Kong.