Low alcohol brewing, mixed fermentation and the latest in raw materials research and trends will be the main topics at the national trade show and conference for the business of brewing held in Scotland in 8 week’s time.

The third annual Beer Matters conference attracts all major Scottish breweries and is the largest brewing business event in the north of the UK.

Leader of the German independent premium brewery, Bitburger, Jan Niewodniczanski, will deliver the keynote address in the morning of the conference and unveil his experiences as one of the most successful zero alcohol breweries in the world. 

The programme will be hosted by Jaega Wise, the BBC Presenter and Head Brewer of London’s Wild Card Brewery.  With a new focus on technical sessions to help promote the learning and development of Scotland’s world class brewers, Jaega commented;

“I was very impressed by last year’s conference and so I’m really excited to return to Edinburgh and talk about some of the latest global research, trends and techniques affecting brewing businesses.  Anyone running a brewery, developing products and managing quality will undoubtedly benefit.”

Also included in the line-up is Dr Tom Shellhammer from Oregon State University in the US, one of the world’s leading authorities on hops and who will present his latest research findings as part of his first visit to Scotland.  He will be joined by Professor Sir Geoff Palmer OBE and Robert Percival from Lallemand.  Shane McCarthy from Ireland Craft Beers who will also share his experiences as the founder of the world’s first Blockchain beer.  He will be joined in delivering one of the two business focussed sessions, by David Elliott of Kantar’s Worldpanel who will present the latest trends and research into the changes demands of consumers in the beer market worldwide.

The conference is staged alongside a busy trade show featuring a range of brewing related businesses.

Beer Matters takes place on Thursday, 19 September 2019 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road, Edinburgh.  The event takes place on the same day as the 4th annual Scottish Beer Awards, sponsored by ALDI.  Delegates wishing to book tickets to attend the conference and awards dinner can book online here.