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 four times a year cross the UK and Ireland, tickets for each event are fixed at £25, including a beer tasting session at the intermission. Student and young brewer tickets are half price at £12.50.

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

13 September 2018 – Bristol

The sponsors



The venue

(Waterside 3)
1 Canon’s Rd,

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The time
13 September 2018
12.30pm to 5pm

The speakers

Tom Bott | Signature Brew

Tom Bott is the co-founder of London’s Signature Brew, a brewery he started with his cousin Sam McGregor. In addition to brewing great new beers and upcoming expansion at its Leyton site, the business continues its mission to bring great beer to gig venues, collaborating with diverse artists and bringing beer to festivals like Slam Dunk.

Andy Parker | Elusive Brewing

Andy Parker is an award-winning home brewer, author and the owner of Berkshire-based Elusive Brewing. The brewery has made waves across the UK, producing beers that have one eye on tradition and the other on taking things to the next level.

Chris Hannaway | Infinite Session

Chris Hannaway is the co-founder (with brother Tom) of London’s Infinite Session, which produce excellent alcohol-free beer. “Let’s put agendas to one side and instead, lets’s make it easy for consumers to pick an alcohol-free free, for brewers to experiment with new flavours and styles, and for retailers to display our ranges,” he explains. “Let’s focus our efforts on working together to build this category to have the impact that we know it can, not limit it and stifle our potential.”

Katie McCain | Pressure Drop

Katie McCain is a brewer at Pressure Drop in Tottenham Hale. With the brewery’s beers never tasting better, Katie also recently hosted and and helped spearhead a recent project alongside Jenn Merrick, formerly head brewer at Beavertown Brewery and founder of community-based brewery Earth Station. The collaboration saw 14 of the finest female brewers team up with Heriot-Watt students and lecturers to brew a kettle sour beer that will showcase the very best in brewing.

Brian Dickson | Northern Monk

Significant expansion, collaborations across the globe and then recognised as one the best breweries in the world. Not to mention eclipsing its £500,000 crowdfunding target by a cool £1 million, it has been a pretty decent few months for Leeds-based Northern Monk and its head brewer Brian Dickson, who continues to put out some of the best beers around.

Jo Pritchard | TLT

Jo Pritchard is a legal director at UK law firm TLT, specialising in intellectual property and advising a range of businesses including drinks companies and leisure and retail operators. She advises on intellectual property risks and disputes, including brand and design infringements, patent and copyright issues and the contentious aspects of trademark portfolio management. She also handles mediation for clients, providing parties with working commercial relationships – which can be more beneficial than statutory remedies.

Tom Palmer | Mondo Brewing Company

Tom Palmer is the co-founder of Battersea’s Mondo Brewing Company. A US native hailing from St Louis, Missouri, Tom’s father worked at Budweiser so he knows a thing or do about the qualities of consistency and repeatability in beer. Alongside co-founder Todd Matterson, Tom has helped grow the London brewery though several stages of expansion and produce fantastic beer while he’s at it.

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7 February 2019 – Manchester

The venue
The Castlefield Rooms
18-20 Castle Street
M3 4LZ

The time
7 February 2019
12.30pm to 5pm

The speakers
The full speaker list will be announced in due course

14 March 2019 – Birmingham

The venue
The Old Library
Gibb Street,
B9 4AT

The time
14 March 2019
15.30pm to 9pm

The speakers
The full speaker list will be announced in due course