Brewing & Beer Brands Forum

Brewing & Beer Brands Forum

This annual forum for members and brewing industry colleagues offers the opportunity to explore topical issues in beer and brewing.

The Brewers’ Company’s annual Brewing and Beer Brands Forum, which usually takes place in May, is an opportunity for members of the Livery and brewing industry colleagues to come together and hear presentations on contemporary issues in beer and brewing. Topics incorporate a wide range of subjects including raw materials, production, marketing and distribution, as well as consumer attitudes, environmental and social issues.

Presentations are often submitted by Brewers’ Company member breweries or beneficiaries of the Brewers’ Research and Education Fund.

Presentations from most recent events

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Who Drinks Alcohol-Free Beer Laura Willoughby MBE Club Soda
Low and zero alcohol beers - Challenges, opportunities and approaches Dr Chris Smart Renegade Brewery
Breaking Rules. Honouring Traditions. The Lucky Saint mission to elevate alcohol free Emma Heal Lucky Saint
Low Alochol Beer - What, Why, Where Steve Livens British Beer and Pub Association

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Sustainable Malt: A route to carbon net zero Dr Nigel Davies MaltDoctor
Green with Envy! George Young St Austell Brewery
COP26: Brewing industry implications Steve Livens British Beer and Pub Association

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Brew A Better World James Crampton Heineken UK
Sierra Nevada Sustainability Steve Grossman and Mandi McKay Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Sustainability Issues for Smaller Breweries Will Calvert Windsor & Eton Brewery

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Crafting the Future of Education Katherine Smart Institute of Brewing and Distilling
The Gender Pint Gap Annabel Smith and Lisa Harlow Dea Latis
Bitterness Contributions to Fuller’s Beers Zoe Edwards Fuller, Smith & Turner
Building for the Future: Four Breweries in a Year Andy Hepworth Hepworth & Co Brewers

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
En-route towards Beer’s Renaissance in Europe Pierre-Olivier Bergeron Brewers of Europe
The selection of stronger flavour within the UK hop breeding programme Peter Darby Wye Hops
The revival of Farnham White Bine Hop Miles Chesterman & Matthew King Hogs Back Brewery
Putting the Vu into Ale – The name of the game is value! Tim Dewey Timothy Taylors

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Global Shopping: Implementing a global procurement solution Maartje van Sambeek Heineken
Life After Heriot-Watt - A Year in the life of a Graduate Brewer Wesley Lynch & Jamie Fergusson Charles Wells
Crossflow filtration in an ale brewery George Young Fullers
The Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Team: 5 years in the life of Toby Heasman Hall & Woodhouse

Title Speaker(s) Organisation
Natural Selection Brewing: Fermenting the next generation of brewers Sam Fleet, Sarah Brown, Richard Hamer & Alex Speers Heriot Watt University
From Micro to Regional: Brewer employment challenges from a production and economic perspective James Wipperman Shepherd Neame
Ground-breaking initiatives to reduce environmental costs for the beer & pub sector David Sheen British Beer & Pub Association
The Trooper Story: Collaborative beers for beginners David Bremner & John Robinson Frederic Robinson