IT'S a hard job - but someone's got to do it!
And Michael Jackson, a former Huddersfield student, has proved it's very much worthwhile.
He's the undisputed king of writers about a favourite British subject ... beer.
And to prove it, he has just been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Guild of Beer Writers.
The award was presented at the annual dinner.
Jackson, 63, is a former pupil at King James's School, Almondbury, and used to live in Edgerton.
But he is now known across the world as The Beer Hunter.
Journalism was his first love and he joined the Batley News as a junior reporter at the age of 16.
He then had a spell on the Wakefield Express before joining the Examiner as a sub-editor.
His journalistic career also saw him work in Fleet Street before he began a new life as an author, specialising in beer.
His first book came out in 1977 and since then he has written countless books and articles, researching beers from every corner of the world.
Andrew Pring, chairman of the Beer Writers Guild, hailed Jackson's success.
He said the Guild had been formed to improve standards of beer writing and extend the public knowledge of beer.
And he said Jackson had been an exemplary example to all writers with his work.
"The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers and brewing, and our website is dedicated to exactly that pursuit.
"In it, you will find listed the cream of the country's beer media experts - be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or public relations people."
He added: "Beer is a subject extraordinarily well served by its affiliated journalists, in whatever media they operate.
"The quality of writing of beer journalists and the broad social canvas open which they sketch are remarkable."