As you know the inaugural Beer & Brewer Conference is on next week.

Thursday May 17 at BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, from 9am-4pm.

Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens will open theBeer & Brewer Conference at 8:45am, and will be followed by a host of key industry speakers including Howard Cearns (founder of Little Creatures Brewing, WA), Brendan Varis (Feral Brewing, WA), Brian Watson (launched 50 beers and breweries world-wide), in starting a micorbrewery and the business of brewing, along with Brian Fitzgerald (Ciceronetm, beer sommelier) and Ian Kingham (ALH) on building a beer list and staff training.

Plus there will be a taste training session for brewers and venue staff by IBD accredited trainers. Excise tax administration will be presented by the ATO’s Caraline Hill, ATO Client Relationship Manager, along with Hugh Dunn (ECU), Owen Johnston (Moo Brew) and Paul Holgate (Holgate Brewhouse). With the latest budget excise tax relief, this is one not to missed. The importance of distribution of beer is also featured including speakers Jamie Fox (Matilda Bay, Vic), Anthony Young (Plonk, ACT) and Ben Kraus (Brudge Road Brewers, Vic).

Major industry suppliers will also present on various topics from malt, hops, yeast, packaging, kegs & draught beer dispense options and cider.

The Beer & Brewer Conference will also see winners of 2 gold medals at the recent World Beer Cup in San Diego, being Brennan Fielding (Burleigh Brewing, Qld) and David Hollyoak (Redoak Brewery, NSW) – attending, making it an opportunity to meet them and discuss all things beer.

Following is the schedule with sponsors, exhibitors and 45 speakers, along with ticket prices. Look forward to seeing you all next week for what has shaped up to be a fantastic inaugural Beer & Brewer Conference, and we thank our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for their time and support.

Cheers, David Lipman, Beer & Brewer

Tickets start from just $50 each, when you book in 6 tickets.

TicketsPrice _

1-2$99 each (incl. GST)
4$62.50 each (total $250)
6+$50 each (total $300)

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Target Audience

The conference has various topics for presentations and sessions of interest to:

  • Brewers
  • People/public looking to start a brewery
  • On-premise managers/staff
  • Off-premise managers/staff; and
  • Liquor distributors/wholesalers and manufacturers/suppliers

SCHEDULE and SPEAKERS

There are 11 x 30 minute sessions to attend during 9am-4pm. Pick and choose or attend all sessions. Each session will open with a 5 minute presentation from the session sponsor, then hand over to the panel of experts to present.

There is 5-10 minutes of question time at the end of each session. While questions will be taken at tht time, we encourage delegates to email the event organisers with your questions prior the conference, so they can be directed to the right panel expert.

Contact us with your question(s) now for a conference panel expert to answer on the day. Preference will be given to questions submitted prior the conference day.

Time Topic/area

8:45 9am Official opening of the Beer & Brewer Conference by Senator Christine Milne, Leader of The Greens and avid supporter of the microbrewing industry in Australia.

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9:00 – 9:30am Packaging trends/developments – bottles, labels, cluster/carton packaging and more

Sponsored byPLASDENE GLASS-PAK

Panel Brent Levick (Plasdene Glass-Pak), Peter Sexton-Bruce (O-I), Barton Porter (HBM), Ben Testa (Labelhouse), Paul Baggio (FB*PROPAK), Owen Johnston (Moo Brew).

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9:30 – 10:00am Kegs and draught beer dispense options

Sponsored by SmarterPour

Associate Sponsors Franke Beverage Systems

Panel Anthony Portelli (SmarterPour), Mike Spencer (Brewtique), Richard Cotton, Kee Döéry (Keg King), Simon Brooke-Taylor (NNL Brewery Services).

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10:00 – 10:30am Beer styles and taste training

Sponsored by Available

Associate Sponsors Zymus Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Panel Hugh Dunn (ECU), Peter Aldred (Uni. of Ballarat), Mike Spencer (Brewtique), Brennan Fielding (Burleigh Brewing Co), Simon Brooke-Taylor (NNL Brewery Services).

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10:30 – 11:00am Break – Exhibition area

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10:40 – 11:00am Excise administration with the ATO department

Panel Caraline Hill, ATO Client Relationship Manager, Large Market Compliance, Indirect Tax along with Hugh Dunn (ECU), Owen Johnston (Moo Brew) and Paul Holgate (Holgate Brewhouse).

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11:00 – 11:30am Hops – varieties by beer style, purchasing and recipe development

Sponsored by Hopco

Associate Sponsors HPA

Panel Sandy Ross (Hopco), Tim Lord (HPA), Mick Jontef (CUB), Dale Meddings (Bintani), Greg Croke (Ellerslie Hop)

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11:30am – 12:00pm Malt – varieties by beer style, purchasing and recipe development

Sponsored by Available

Associate Sponsors Cryermalt

Panel Dale Meddings (Bintani), Brennan Fielding (Burleigh Brewing Co.) and David Cryer (Cryermalt).

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12:00 – 12:30pm Yeast & Fermentation – strains by beer style, purchasing and recipe development

Sponsored by Bintani

Associate Sponsors Lallemand

Panel Dale Meddings (Fermentis, Bintani), Hugh Dunn (ECU), Andrew Taylor (Lallemand, IMCD), Daniel Dainton (Wyeast, Grain and Grape, The Portland Hotel) and other yeast suppliers (TBC).

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12:30 – 1:30pm Break – Exhibition area

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1:30 – 2:00pm Starting a microbrewery and the business of brewing

Sponsored by FB*PROPAK

Associate Sponsors Beverage & Brewing Consulting

Panel Paul Baggio (FB*PROPAK), Brian Watson (Contract Brewing Int.), Brendan Varis (Feral Brewing), Howard Cearns (Little Creatures) and Costa Nikias (Beverage & Brewing Consulting).

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2:00 – 2:30pm The importance of distribution, marketing and retailing

Sponsored by Available

Panel Ian Kingham (ALH), Jamie Fox (Matilda Bay), Bernd Pazold (Beach Ave Wholesalers), Anthony Young (Plonk Beer Store), Ben Kraus (Bridge Road Brewers), David Lipman (Beer & Brewer).

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2:30 – 3:00pm Break – Exhibition area

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3:00 – 3:30pm Building a beer list and staff training for venues

Sponsored by Available

Panel Brian Fitzgerald (Ciceronetm (a beer sommelier)), Ian Kingham (ALH), Clodagh Harris (The Fox Hotel) and John Cope-Williams (Cookie Beer Hall, Better Beer Imports).

PR/Media talk about this session – TheShout.com.au

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3:30 – 4:00pm Cider – the why and how

Sponsored by IMCD Australia

Panel Andrew Taylor (IMCD), Nathan Hyde (Little Creatures), Brett Freeman (Old Mout Cider) and Drew Henry (Henry of Harcourt).

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The Beer & Brewer Conference has been endorsed by the following Industry Associations:

The committee of the Victorian Association of Microbreweries Inc. (VAMI). Pushing for a fair go for craft beer.

The committee of the New South Wales Brewers Guide (NSWBG). Contact: Neal Cameron.

This cider session has been endorsed by Cider AustraliaThe voice of cider & perry in Australia. Contact: Neal Cameron.

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Exhibitors List

Aquatherm

Bintani

Croxsons

Dr Draught

FB*PROPAK

HANNA GROUP

HBM Plastics & Packaging

Hopco

IMCD Australia

Keg King

NNL Brewery Services

PLASDENE GLASS-PAK

SmarterPour / Brewtique

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MORE INFO
Tickets, Tel: (02) 9660 2113, Event: David Lipman, Tel: (02) 8586 6172, 0415 081 285

www.beerandbrewer.com/events

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