The Brewers Lectures is a series of live events from the Brewers Journal. The half day lectures give a platform to six speakers to inspire change, generate discussion and share brewing expertise.

The lectures are hosted five times a year cross the UK and Ireland.

As we all come to these events from differing backgrounds and differing means, we have made all tickets available for free, we just ask you to make a small donation if you are able so that we can continue to run these events.

Full details of each lecture will be released in the run up to the day. Scroll down for upcoming events.

10 October 2019 – Bristol

The venue
(Waterside 3)
1 Canon’s Rd,

The time
10 October 2019
12.30pm to 5pm

All tickets include beer tasting
Get your tickets here


David Freer / Jonny Mowat | O Street

At the Brewers Lectures Bristol, O Street’s youngest designer Jonny Mowat (shortlisted for this years Rising Star award in Design Weeks 2019 Design Awards) and one of their oldest designers David Freer (was an extra in the movie Trainspotting) will deliver a joint presentation. They are a studio based in Glasgow, London and Denver made up solely of designers. This means everything they do is design-led, from designing label systems to critiquing the beer they drink on Fridays. Their beer work includes the rebrand of Fyne Ales and Brewdog’s Abstrakt range. To keep their approach fresh, they work across a range of other industries including a recent redesign of Scotlands Polymer banknotes.

Miranda Hudson | Duration Brewing

Miranda Hudson is cofounder of Duration Brewing, a progressive farmhouse brewery built to make ‘Beers That Belong’ in Norfolk. Miranda’s deft project management skills have raised Duration’s profile ahead of its imminent opening later this year. Miranda and Derek Bates (cofounder and brewer) have released high profile collaborative and own beers while planning and building Duration from the ground up to deliver wild ales and fresh beers from nature with purpose. (Image: Mark Newton)

Stephen Jones | Unleashed Software

Stephen Jones is territory manager at Unleashed Software, a cloud app that enables businesses to track and control their products across supply, production, inventory and sales. Jones has a wealth of  B2B experience helping businesses throughout UK and Europe build efficiency into their operations and supporting them in finance, operations, publishing and now software tools.

John Keeling | Fuller’s

John Keeling surely needs no introduction. But for those unaware, John is the former head brewer of London-based Fuller’s. Regarded and respected the world over for his ability to create and brew beers defined by balance and flavour, John is using his retirement to collaborate, consult and create with breweries across the globe.

Claudia Mayne | Five Points Brewing Company

Claudia Mayne is the digital and marketing manager for the Five Points Brewing Company. A pro in the field of social media strategy, online content management, Claudia helps ensure the Hackney brewery’s online presence matches its day-to-day output brewing award-winning beers.

Sam McMeekin | Gipsy Hill

Sam McMeekin is the co-founder of London’s Gipsy Hill Brewing. Since starting the business back in 2014, the company has gone from strength-to-strength, growing year-on-year. Last year it opened a fully accessible tap room, released an increasing number of special beers and started a barrel-ageing program. At Gipsy Hill, the company has refocused its vision to focus on three core principles: 1) Quality, 2) Innovation, 3) Community.

Alex Troncoso| Lost and Grounded Brewers

Alex Troncoso is the co-founder of Bristol’s Lost and Grounded Brewers. Known for their standout flagship Keller Pils, this unfiltered lager epitomises which they are about: understated simplicity and creating something delicious and complex. Alex’s brewing journey is more than 20 years in the making. His CV includes roles at Little Creatures in Fremantle, Australia, Camden Town Brewery and most importantly, his own brewery co-founded with partner Annie Clements.  Alex has a BSc in Chem Eng, Grad Cert and Diploma’s in Brewing, and an MBA.

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February 2020 – Leeds

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