Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68‘The fundamentals of Mini-Brewing’ short course has enjoyed another successful year. This very successful short course has now been running for almost thirty years. It was set up at a time when there wasn't any real training provision aimed specifically at the small scale producers in the brewing industry. With this very much in mind the Fundamentals of Mini-Brewing (back then there were 'mini' breweries before they became 'micro' breweries and now latterly 'craft' breweries) was established by two professional brewers, Geoff Woollons, who having recently 'retired' from Bass, now owned and ran the Malton Brewing Co, and David Smith, who had recently left Samuel Smith's Brewery and had started Brewing Services & Consultancy Ltd. The course notes were written over a six month period and the first course was held at the Malton Brewery in October 1989. The main aim of the course was, and remains, to teach other less experienced brewers, aspiring would-be brewers, and those in the service industry supplying breweries, to understand in greater detail the practical aspects of brewing and the basic theory that underpins the brewing process using the knowledge and experience gained by the course principals over their many years in the brewing industry. A book was written and published to accompany the course, and everyone attending receives a copy of, ‘The Fundamentals of Mini-Brewing', which is hoped will continue to act as a useful reference work for years to come. The course moved to York Brewery where David continues to run it twice a year, in March and November. So in a few weeks time the next batch of attendees will joining the ranks of many hundreds of brewers who previously attended the course and have hopefully benefited from gaining a much better understanding of the brewing processes. ‘Fundamentals’ short course going strong Brew-School in Bakewell is launching a new course next year aimed at advanced homebrewers and microbreweries looking to develop their own award-winning beer recipes. Pete Hounsell, of award-winning brewery Amber Ales in Derbyshire, will be the tutor on this new course. The course looks to help existing brewers develop their brewing skills and then go on to develop their own award-winning beers. The course will be interactive and look at all the aspects that combine to create different beer styles and create outstanding beers such as: liquor treatment, equipment, yeasts, adjuncts in beer, calculations and scaling up from small scale to commercial production. The course takes place in Bakewell on Saturday 4 March 2017. Cost for the day is £195. Advanced brewing course launches For more information visit: For more information visit: 32 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS News Tuition BREWING SERVICES AND CONSULTANCY LTD Director DAVID A. SMITH BA (Chem) FIBD Dipl.Brew Brewing Services & Consultancy Ltd offer a complete range of on-site Brewing and Quality Assurance services to meet all the needs of the independent brewer. Since 1988 we have been involved with over 170 breweries in the UK providing full consultancy services from planning to completion of new breweries and much needed technical support for many more, ensuring final product quality and consistency. - Services include - New Brewery start-ups Brewery Audits to optimise brewery performance Quality Assurance Audits to ensure the highest levels of brewery hygiene Microbiological and analytical sampling of plant and products Production and Product Development • Troubleshooting On-site Training • Locum Brewing The Fundamentals of Mini-Brewing The brewing course designed by Brewers for Brewers Courses in March and November 2017 This four-day residential course coves all aspects of the brewing process from raw materials and production through to cellar management, brewery hygiene and quality control. The ideal course for all practising brewers, or would-be brewers, who want to learn all about the art and science of the brewing process. For more information contact us on 01904 706778 or 07970 629552 or visit our website at Are you wanting to study for the IBD exams? The Brilliant Beer Company, through the IBD accredited training scheme, is offering training for candidates wishing to sit the IBD examinations for the Diploma 2 in Brewing for June 2017. Full details are on the advert on the opposite page. 32_Layout 1 30/10/2016 14:40 Page 1