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A free event to SIBA Members
Wednesday 26th June 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hemel Hempstead.
The Trade Talk days have developed into a series of events, across the country, specifically aimed at small brewers, addressing their technical issues/questions. Alongside the seminars, there is the opportunity for BFBi Members to attend in order to present technical solutions to issues within the brewery and answer specific questions raised by SIBA attendees. This seminar will address the business changes when you are starting to grow your brewery.
Briefings will cover issues including;
Financial Planning and Control in Brewery Capital Projects – Phil Wilkes, I.C.E Management Consultants
Engineering Project Implementation – Roger Sutton, ALECTIA
Managing Brewing Techniques to Maintain Consistency, when graduating to a Larger Brewery
Sensory Evaluation – The link between craft beer quality and consumers satisfaction Dr. Javier Gomez-Lopez, Flavor ActiV
Flexible Working in a Changing Environment – Towergate Insurance – Stuart Beer, Account Executive
There will also be tours/demonstrations including;
The Gallery Plus Beermaster is a multi-sample, random access spectrophotometric analyser, developed from the Gallery range of instruments that Thermo Fisher Scientific currently provide into the water industry.
The Thermo Scientific Orion VERSA STAR advanced electrochemistry meter is your as you need it – for now and later.
The Thermo Scientific Orion Star A223 ROD/Dissolved Oxymen Portable Meter makes necessary testing easier.
The event is free of charge to SIBA Brewers and will include refreshments and lunch
Space is limited and reservations will be made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, maximum 2 attendees per brewery.
Please contact BFBi to book your place email@example.com 01902 422303
WARNING: HAS SOME SWEARING
Post Reaction Interview With 5 Gold Medal Winning Brewer & CEO Tom Newman Of The Celt Experience Brewery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ9IO5SQCvo
www.siba.co.uk/walesandwest 10th May 2013 @ Ludlow Castle, Ludlow
Overall Champion of the Competition
Sponsored by Festival Glass
|Gold||Celt Experience||Celt Golden||4.2|
|Silver||Celt Experience||Celt Dark Age||4.0|
|Bronze||Cotswold Spring Brewery||OSM||3.9|
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Clarence & Fredericks brewery raised a glass to their local MP, Steve Reed, after their Golden Ale was picked to guest in the Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons this week.
Head brewer, Duncan Woodhead, and his business partner, Victoria Barlow, received a certificate from the Croydon North MP on Wednesday evening when they met to celebrate their beer’s guest slot.
The couple – who named their 10 barrel brewery in Croydon after the road where they live in Sutton and their young son, Frederick – have been brewing since October 2012 and mainly distribute across London and the south east.
Their Golden Ale is a 3.8% ABV pale, gold in colour with citrus hop aroma and flavour.
“We’re thrilled to have our Golden Ale guest in the Strangers’ Bar in Parliament, and give our thanks to Steve Reed, his team, and Will Conway, bar manager for making it happen.
“Although Clarence & Fredericks has been open just seven months, our brewery marks the culmination of a long-standing passion for real ale and local pubs for our head brewer, Duncan Woodhead.
“Guesting in the Strangers’ Bar is a unique opportunity to promote the growing real ale business to decision-makers, and to talk to the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group about the importance of pubs in the community and supporting small breweries.”
For more information in Clarence & Fredericks, visit www.cfbrewing.co.uk or follow @cfbrewing on twitter
A challenge to the Scottish Government’s proposal to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol has failed, with the Court of Session ruling that the proposed move is within the powers of ministers and is not incompatible with European law.
The Court of Sessions said that “so far as the measures had equivalent effects to quantitative restrictions on imports, they were justified on the grounds of the protection of the life and health of humans”. The statement also added “the Court was satisfied that it was unnecessary and inappropriate to refer any question of EU law to the Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling”.
The action was brought by the Scotch Whisky Association, the European Spirits Association and Comite European Des Enterprises Vins. Spirits Europe director Paul Skehan has been quoted as saying that he was disappointed by the ruling. He added: “We are confident that, on appeal, the measure will be proven to be illegal and counter to the rules underpinning the Single European market”.
It is therefore unlikely that the ruling from the Court of Sessions will signal an end to the matter.
For more information or advice, please contact Head of Leisure & Licensing, Malcolm Ireland
Malcolm.Ireland@napthens.co.uk or 01254 686211
Brewery bucks trend of decline in the South which sees many pubs close each week
20- 30 pubs and hotels to be opened by end of 2015
350% growth over last 12 months
Plans to increase production to 400 casks per week over the next 2 years
Upham brewery, based in Hampshire, which is already one of the fastest growing breweries in the South of England, has today opened the new plant, which has been increased in size with capacity to brew 8 times more beer than before and announced ambitious expansions plans which will see the company open between 20 – 30 new pubs and Inns by the end of 2015 and provide employment for 400 – 500 people.
With an average of 52 pubs being forced to close each month across the country – seven per week – and with 24,000 people losing their jobs each year, the beer and pub industry facing a crisis which is why today’s announcement by Upham, which is strongly bucking the national trend, is finally a bit of good news for the region.
Upham, which brewed its first pint in 2009, but only started producing in earnest in April 2012 has enjoyed remarkable growth over the last year. The brewery has increased its number of stockists by 350% in the past 12 months and is now sold in over 200 outlets across Hampshire, Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset and Berkshire, including Majestic, Bookers and The Co-op.
Based at Stakes Farm in the heart of the South Downs, Upham produces a range of three beers which are overseen by Master Brewer Derek Lowe, who has used his 40 years experience in the industry including 25 years as Head Brewer at Gales in Horndean, to produce beers of outstanding quality and consistency.
The range of beers, which are all named after a racing theme following the heritage of the farm on which they are brewed, includes The Punter, a 4% ABV malty ale; The Tipster, a refreshing golden ale with a 3.6% ABV; and The Stakes, a Premium bitter which provides a kick with a 4.8% ABV (please see below for full tasting notes on the range).
Upham currently owns three pubs and Inns in Hampshire and Berkshire and a key component of its growth will be adding a further 16 sites to its portfolio by the end of 2015. The brewery is currently producing 1,000 casks per year but predicts that over the next 2 to 3 years production will be up to 5,000 casks. The brand’s immediate objective is to become the regional champion and perhaps a national beer of the future.
Chris Phillips, CEO Upham Ale Company Ltd and Upham Pub Company Ltd commented: “The beer industry in the UK is facing a serious challenge with seven pubs closing every week and beers sales in decline, however we are confident that we can buck that trend as people continue to support home grown and crafted beer. Our aim is establish Upham as one of the most popular ranges of beers in the South of England supported with a thriving range of pubs, which provide customers with fantastic locally sourced food and superb country accommodation.
“Our growth to date has been completely organic and founded on the outstanding quality, taste and consistency of our beers, which will remain the cornerstone of the brand as we look to expand over the coming years. With the average pub contributing £80,000 to the local community we hope that we can provide a boost to the local economy and employment in the South of England in these austere times.”
You may be aware that at the recent Beer X event in Sheffield, Supplier Associate Members were encouraged to become more actively involved in SIBA’s Regional Meetings so that members could take more value away from them.
As a Supplier Associate Member, we have been asked to present at the upcoming North East Region Meeting at Black Sheep Brewery on 9 May. Our Head of Employment, Chris Boyle, will provide an essential employment law update on the key changes coming into place in 2013, including the Government’s reforms to the tribunal system.
We look forward to seeing some of you there, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you require further information.
For more information, contact:
Malcolm Ireland, Head of Leisure & Licensing
01254 686211 or Malcolm.Ireland@napthens.co.uk
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