Edinburgh 2017

Top banner v2The Brewers Lectures is coming to Edinburgh for its third instalment in June 2017. The confirmed speakers list can be seen below, a full speaker list will be announced in April. Seats are very limited.

Venue & Time

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

22 June 2017, 1.15pm – 6pm

Followed by drinks at Andrew Usher & Co., 32b W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD


Tickets are £20 per person and include beer and snacks on the day. To order more than five please contact sales@rebymedia.com or call +44 (0)1442 780 594


Confirmed speakers

Daniel Lowe | Fourpure

Daniel Lowe is the co-founder of London’s Fourpure. Serving at diverse venues from the Tate to popup restaurants in railway arches, the company has national distribution through Tesco and M&S; and exports to an ever increasing and diverse global footprint. In Edinburgh, Daniel will place the spotlight on new brands, rapid growth, scaling, decisions and the challenges around that.  

Steve Dunkley | Beer Noveau

Beer Nouveau has taken some major strides since starting out as England’s smallest commercial brewery back in 2014. Now Steve Dunkley, the brewery’s founder and an advocate of lost and forgotten beer styles, is looking back in UK brewing history as the Manchester brewery takes the next steps in its own development. In Edinburgh, he will discuss the evolution of IPA and heritage brewing. 

Adam Hardie | Johnstone Carmichael

Adam Hardie is the Business Development Partner and Head of Food & Drink at chartered accountants Johnstone Carmichael. He has a wealth of experience in fast growth owner-managed and early stage companies across various industry sectors. Adam will place the spotlight on the funding landscape, and the options available to breweries looking to grow.

Chris Shearston and Vicky Carr | Textbook

Chris Shearston and Vicky Carr are part of the team at Textbook, a design studio based in Manchester. The team, which is responsible for the creation of Cloudwater’s iconic logo, focuses on printed materials, especially editorial and publication design, for arts and culture sector clients.

Phil Lowry | Simply Hops

Phil Lowry is one of the craft brewing originals with experience in the craft market for over 20 years, that makes him one of the best-known personalities in brewing. Phil looks after the growing European and African market for Simply Hops and is the co-founder of Dover’s Breakwater Brewery. Today he will focus on forgotten and future hop varieties.

Robert Percival | Lallemand

Robert is a qualified brewing professional with extensive experience in quality and technical roles in beer production. Working for yeast specialists Lallemand, his expertise includes fermentation and cask beer production. The IBD young brewer of the year 2013/14 will focus on yeast contribution to flavour and the evolution of beer styles, looking specifically on iconic beer styles and how yeast plays a role in defining style.

Sophie De Ronde | Muntons

Brewing expert and innovator Sophie De Ronde runs a pilot brewing plant at Muntons facility. In this lecture she will give a guide to best brewing practices, common problems and how to solve them. Looking at haze issue, over fermentation, yield changes, process issues, slow or incomplete fermentation, Sophie will give a detailed insight into the causes and solutions. She will also guide brewers on changes in malt throughout the season and how it can change your brew.