SAT 7th october 2023- day session
HACKNEY BEER HALL THEATRE
Jamil Zainasheff, Author, Brewing Network Host, + Multi-Award Winning Brewer
12:15pm - 13:15pm KEYNOTE TALK
BREWING CLASSIC STYLES IN 2023, CHANGES IN STYLES & STYLE SPECIFIC SKILLS
Jamil Zainasheff started brewing in 1999 and soon started winning awards in homebrew competitions. He has brewed beers in every style recognized by the Beer Judge Certification Program, taken medals in the finals of the National Homebrew Competition every year since 2002 and amassed more than 20 Best-of-Show awards. He contributes articles to Zymurgy and is the Style Profile columnist for Brew Your Own.
Jamil's podcast, The Jamil Show, covered his brewing experiences with each style, tips, and guest interviews. This podcast ran from 2006 to 2009. His other podcast, Brew Strong, started in 2008 and is still going. This one covers everything related to brewing and is an invaluable resource to learn advanced techniques and the nitty gritty of brewing.
13:30pm - 14:15pm
Cask: the real story of Britain’s unique beer culture
Des De Moor, Author
Cask beer is a unique format of fresh, live draught beer that, at its best, delivers a taste experience unmatchable in any other way. It's been at the centre of beer appreciation in the UK for decades, for better or worse, though is much mythologised and misunderstood, and now accounts for only a small minority of beer production. This short talk looks at what really makes it so different and special, and how it evolved historically, not as a living link to ancient brewing traditions, but as a thoroughly modern product for the industrial age.
Des de Moor is the author of Cask: The real story of Britain’s unique beer culture, a new and pioneering book providing a comprehensive introduction to the past, present and future of cask to a new generation of drinkers. Des is also the author of award-winning guidebook London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars, a contributor to BEER magazine and numerous other books, magazines and websites, a busy beer and brewery tour guide and tutored tasting host.
14:30pm - 15:15pm
The TimeHops Project - The Impact of the Worlds Favourite Hops
Sean Knight, Head Brewer, Siren Craft Brew
The Time Hops project, from Siren Craft Brew, comprises a series of four unique hop-forward beers inspired by some pivotal moments in time where growers and brewers made significant advances in modern brewing through a deep understanding of each single hop, their flavour profiles and potential utilisation in brewing.
Sean Knight, head brewer at Siren Craft Brew, will talk us through the process and his take on how five individual hops (Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic) changed the face of brewing.
15:30pm - 16:15pm
foam control - A GUIDE TO ALL THINGS FOAM
Frances Maud, Murphy & Son
Fran graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997 after studying Applied Biological Sciences. Fran has now worked for Murphy & Son Ltd in Nottingham for the last 14 years. She started in the Quality Control Department as a Laboratory Technician, analysing brewing liquor and providing countless brewers with their liquor treatment recommendations over the years. From here she gained the role of Technical Administrator and is now a Technical Sales Representative and first point of contact for many brewers coming to Murphys for technical advice.
SAT 7TH OCTOBER - DAY SESSION
WILD CARD TALK THEATRE
13:15pm - 15:15pm
SIBA 'LAUNCHING A BREWERY' WORKSHOP
Hosted by Andy Parker, Elusive Brewing
The Society of Independent Brewers
Join SIBA for an in depth look at what it takes to launch a brewery in the current market, with a focus on setting up, HMRC requirements, balancing the books, brewing the right beers for retail and branding your brewery. The workshop will feature case studies from breweries and industry expert advise.
Each section will feature a Q&A and there will be a 10 minute break halfway through the workshop.
Starting A Commercial Brewery' Workshop
1.30pm – Introduction – Andy Parker, Elusive Brewery
1.35pm – Getting the Right Kit – Jack Hobday, Anspach & Hobday
1.55pm – Location, Location, Location – William Harris, Wild Card Brewery
2.15pm – Branding and USP – Tom Bott, Signature Brew
2.35pm – Panel Chat – Hosted by Andy Parker, Elusive Brewery
2.45pm – Getting to grips with tax – Barry Watts, SIBA
3.05pm – Understand your Customers – Dave Hayward, A Hoppy Place / Indie Rabble
3.25pm – Panel Chat – Hosted by Andy Parker, Elusive Brewery
3.30pm – Finish
SAT 7TH OCTOBER - DAY SESSION
WILD CARD TASTING ARENA
13:30 - 14:30
Off Flavour Training with Lallemand Brewing
Andrew Paterson, Lallemand Brewing
Using the Siebel flavour kits recommended by the BJCP, Andy will run a brief off flavour training focussed on the most common off flavours which occur in home brewed beer.
Andrew Paterson is has been working for Lallemand for five years covering technical support for their yeasts in the UK and Scandinavian markets. Prior to this he was the Head Brewer at Dark Star Brewing Company and had a brief stint at Brewdog in 2012. Beer wise he tends towards European styles and West Coast IPA which is nectar from the gods.