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Talking Beer at Brewers' Hall

At the Brewers’ Company we pride ourselves on the fact that our Liverymen must be actively involved in the brewing industry.  In fact, the brewing industry is at the heart of our mission, alongside our charitable objectives and our role in the governance of the City of London.  In May we hold our Brewing and Beer Brands Forum and Dinner to give our members and other representatives from the industry a chance to come together and talk about important issues and this year’s event was a great success.

Four fascinating presentations covered a diverse range of topics, starting with Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of the Brewers of Europe, who discussed trends in the brewing industry over the last ten years and highlighted key milestones in beer’s renaissance in Europe.  He was followed by Peter Darby, who presented the results of a breeding study in English hop varieties which was funded by the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund, one of the charities administered by the Company.  Miles Chesterman and Matthew King of Hogs Back Brewery then demonstrated the passion that goes into creating unique beers with their exposition of their work on reviving the Farnham White Bine Hop.  And finally, Tim Dewey, Chief Executive of Timothy Taylors, talked about how to put the ‘vu’ back into ale (i.e. value!).

We are grateful to all of the speakers, as well as the guests from our member companies who came to share their ideas over a glass of beer at Brewers’ Hall and made it such an enjoyable evening.