Welcome to BeerX UK 2019
Welcome to SIBA's BeerX UK 2019, the UK's largest independent craft brewing trade show.

SIBA is very pleased to host BeerX UK for a second year running at the ACC Exhibition Centre in Liverpool. The two day event will take place on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th March 2019 and is open to SIBA member and non-member breweries alike, as well as representatives from brewing industry businesses and the media. Anyone who has a trading interest is most welcome!

Featuring a packed schedule of expert workshops, panel debates, networking opportunities, an expanded exhibition from suppliers of products and services, and the SIBA AGM - plus a trade-only beer showcase exclusively featuring award winning independent craft beers in cask, keg, bottle & can - BeerX UK 2019 is back bigger and better than ever at the fantastic purpose-built Exhibition Centre Liverpool. All this within one massive space.

Its location in Liverpool gives easy access to more than 5,000 hotel rooms within a 20 minute walk of the Exhibition Centre, good transport links from most major cities in Britain and across the world from Manchester Airport; and plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants to socialise in after a hard, but enjoyable, day's work at BeerX UK!

SIBA Brewing Members and 'Not Yet Brewing' Members can pre-register for one complimentary '2 day' delegate pass for BeerX UK 2019. Additional delegate passes can also be purchased at just £31 + VAT, which allows entry for 13th & 14th March. Please note there is no option to purchase 1 day passes.

[SIBA BeerX UK is a partner with the Beviale family of global exhibitions and conferences operated by Nurnberg Messe]


BeerX UK 2019

See what happens at BeerX.

 


Floor Plan

The floor plan is subject to change at any time.



Current Exhibitor List as of 11/02/2019

Stand Number Company Stand Number Company Stand Number Company Stand Number Company
BeerX SponsorKegstar46-48,65-66Crusader Kegs & Casks104Pentair Food & Beverage Solutions146Moody Direct
1Morrow Brothers49Anton Paar Ltd105Mercian Labels Ltd147NFU Mutual
2Fulton Ltd50Institute of Brewing & Distilling106Vale Labels Ltd148Beer Tec GmbH
3Palmer Canning51,52,55Brewology107,108Zoedale plc149AD Profile
4,5,6CFB Boilers Ltd53+54Nichesolutions109Air Equipment150Bulk Storage and Process Systems Ltd
7Moorgate Finance56Flowcrete UK110Vitikit Ltd151Krones UK Ltd
8Rawlings & Son (Bristol) Ltd57Cask Brewing Systems Inc.111Thielmann UK Ltd152Moravek International Ltd
9Beaumont PPS58-60+63Oasthouse Engineering112Brewery Plastics153M+F KEG Technik
10,11,13Byworth Boilers Ltd61Record 316 Ltd113ICS Cool Energy Ltd154Advanced Bottling UK Ltd
12SPAsoft Ltd62Mini Brew114115Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd155Vision33/OrchestratedBEER
14Johnson Brewing Design Ltd64Brupaks116Premier Systems Ltd156IC Filling Systems Ltd
15Nexcelom67Rankin Brothers & Sons 117.118Makro Labelling UK Ltd157IGC Engineering Ltd
16Brewlab Ltd68Croxsons119Vega Controls Ltd158British Beer and Pub Association
17Lallemand UK69Fabdec Ltd120Guyson International Ltd159The Spanish Yard
18Carling Partnership70BrewMax Ltd121Schoeller Allibert Ltd160,161,165Yakima Chief Hops
19Carlson Filtration Ltd71TFreemantle122Moeschle (UK) Ltd162European Malt
20RLBS Ltd72Ningbo HGM Food Machinery Co Ltd123Branded Drinks Ltd163Arlington Packaging Rental Ltd
21Lambrechts Konstruktie NV73Ninkasi Brewkit Rentals124GERNEP GmbH166Hamilton
22Schafer Container Systems74Enterprise Tondelli125Wilhelm Eder GmbH167Advanced Packaging Materials
23Thomas Fawcett & Sons Ltd75NFU Energy126Quicklabel Systems168Performalytics
24Rastal GmbH & Co KG76European Brewing Systems127Lechler169Drink-IT by Norriq
25Blefa GmbH77Musk Engineering Ltd128Trafalgar Scientific Ltd170Ecokeg International Ltd
26HPE Process78Alliance Fluid Handling Ltd129Staffordshire Brewing & Bottling Supplies171Protecnica Solutions Ltd
27Brookhouse Hops79Cask Marque, SALSA, SIBA FSQ130Brewery History Society172Bruni Erben
28Framax UK Limited80-81Paktech OPI131QCL - QuadraChem Laboratories173Camlab
29Fermentis82Sahm GmbH & Co KG132ITS Europe Ltd174-176Colorscan Imaging Products
30Charles Faram & Co Ltd83ACO Building Drainage133Alfa Laval Ltd177Cicerone Certification Program
31Mich. Weyermann GmbH & Co84Pattesons Glass (Jar & Bottles)134Willis Publicity178Durham Box
32Air Products Cryoease Services85Crisp Malting Group135Uren Food Group179Saltaire Packaging
33Integrated Processing Technologies Ltd86Brewers Select Ltd136Treasure Transport Services Ltd180Steiner Hops Ltd
34,35,43Flextech Hose Solutions Ltd87Keg Logistics UK Ltd137Muntons Plc181-188SSV Limited
36+37Berkshire Labels88Rudd Macnamara Ltd138Murphy & Sons Ltd189+190Retro Control
38Katz89freerbutler Ltd139BFBI191Biotecon Diagnostics GmbH
39Nexus Cooling Ltd90Taphandles LLC140KHS Uk Ltd192Kemtile Limited
40Polykeg S.r.l91Saxon Packaging141GEA Mechanical Equipment UK Ltd193Pure Malt Products Ltd
41Doehler UK Ltd92-93Vigo Ltd142Dixon Group Europe Ltd195Multi Packaging Solutions
42Lightweight Containers KeyKeg94D Smith Brewing Services & Consultancy143SIBA Journal197Pauls Malt
44Close Brothers Brewery Rentals95Beatson Clark144Festival Glass198Donaldson Filtration
45Lemon Top Creative96-103Core Equipment Ltd145Beer Box Shop199J&E Hall Limited
 

 
Outline Schedule

The schedule will be updated before BeerX and is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH

Time Event
1000 - 1800 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
TRADE EXHIBITION
1400 - 1800 JUDGING FOR BEER FINALS
1800 - 2030 CHAIRMAN'S RECEPTION & BUSINESS AND RETAIL AWARDS
2030 ONWARDS FRINGE SOCIALS & NIGHTLIFE IN LIVERPOOL CITY

THURSDAY 14TH MARCH

Time Event
1000 - 1200 AGM, BRITISH CRAFT BEER REPORT 2019
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TRADE EXHIBITION
  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Emma Inch
British Guild of Beer Writers' "Beer Writer of the Year" and creator of award-winning Fermentation Radio.

In her hotly-anticipated keynote, Beer Writer of the Year Emma Inch will be tackling the many challenges which face independent craft brewers, discussing what important trends are developing in our industry and exploring the ways in which brewers can position themselves for success in an ever-changing beer market.

Emma Inch is an award-winning freelance beer writer and audio-maker and the current British Beer Writer of the Year. She has written for a number of national and international publications including Original Gravity, Beer Magazine and Zymurgy. She also produces creative audio and podcasts for the beer and pub trade. Emma is the founder of Brighton & Hove Beer Week - a city-wide celebration of beer and brewing. She produces and presents Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio - one of the UK's leading beer and brewing podcasts. You can find out more about Emma at www.fermentationonline.com and follow her on Twitter at @fermentradio.
1300 - 1515 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
TRADE EXHIBITION
1515 - 1600 NATIONAL BREWING AWARDS PART 1, THE WELLHOPPED WORLD SERIES HOP AWARDS
1600 - 1800 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
TRADE EXHIBITION
1800 - 2030 NATIONAL BREWING AWARDS PART 2
2030 ONWARDS FRINGE SOCIALS & NIGHTLIFE IN LIVERPOOL CITY
   

An annual three phase competition to establish the best sample of new and commercial varieties from the Worldwide Charles Faram Hop Development Programme.



 
TRAINING & WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

The programme will be updated before BeerX and is subject to change.

Wednesday 13th March

Number Title
001 1100-1145 BEER GARDEN: Hops Masterclass - led by Russell Falconer, IBD (45 mins)
A Hops ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover hop growing and how the weather affects the consistency of hop analysis year on year. We will also look at the basics of hop chemistry and how this affects the taste and aroma of your beer, the influences of brewhouse and fermentation processes on hop compounds, and how (and where) to use some alternative hop products. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
002 1200-1245 BEER GARDEN: Tech's great, but Culture is better! - led by Christian Barden, Kegstar (45 mins)
Less than 3 years in and the technology-based keg rental and collection business, Kegstar is now working with over 450 brewers. The technology is the key to the business model, but it is the relentless focus on their culture, customers and goals that is at the heart of their growth. In this relaxed session we will look at how Kegstar have built this culture, and the largely off the shelf tech they have tried, tested, broken, disregarded and kept on improving!
003 1100-1230 THE CELLAR: Manual Handling - led by Sam Bossino, Murphy's (90 mins)
An interactive training session on Cellar Deliveries and the safe handling of barrels and kegs - covering safe and best practice, suitable equipment and legal guidelines. Using a ‘cellar training rig’ delegates will be shown, participate and be given practical advice on safe physical handling to ensure their staff, business and importantly customers are protected
006 1300-1345 BEER GARDEN: Retailing for Brewers - led by Grant Simpson (45 mins)
This workshop will look at what to consider (the benefits, risks and requirements) before making the plunge into Retailing alongside Brewing. We will cover the traditional brewery development route, as well as newer and different ways of setting up a Shop, Online presence, Pub or Taproom etc. We will get the inside track from fellow SIBA members, who have started the Retail journey and will be able to share their experiences. The workshop will end with a Questions and Answers session.
005 1330-1500 THE CELLAR: Health & Safety - led by Kevin Vaughan, SIBA FSQ (90 mins)
SIBA introduced a new Health and Safety section as part of the FSQ audit Issue II which now looks at several key areas of concentration and where accidents occur : H&S arrangements; First Aid; Fire Safety; Manual Handling; COSHH; Working at Heights; Transport and Working in Confined Spaces. This training session will review the main H&S non compliances using FSQ audit findings and explain the responsibilities the HSE places upon Breweries - what you need to do to comply, what is required for each discipline and confirm the availability of documented risk assessment templates for each area via SIBA. Delegates will be guided through a checklist of ‘top ten tips’ on what to do when returning to their Brewery to support their H&S systems and be issued with a certificate of attendance confirming their training to Level 1.
004 1400-1445 BEER GARDEN: Yeast Masterclass - led by Derek Prentice, IBD (45 mins)
A Yeast ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover the correct use of dried brewer’s yeast in your brewery : from selection of the correct yeast strain through to calculating pitching rates and hygienic handling techniques. We will also look at monitoring yeast growth / fermentation progress and at the next steps in moving towards yeast recovery and re-use. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
018 1500-1545 BEER GARDEN: Malt Masterclass - led by Alex Barlow, IBD (45 mins)
A Malt ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, starts with a malt analysis sheet and what these numbers mean to your beer and brewing processes. We will look at some different malt types and their uses in making distinctive beer styles, a calculation of how much of each malt type you need per brew, and how to review your malt use efficiency. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
007 1515-1600 THE PARLOUR: Exporting led by Philip Evans (45 mins)
The Export market for British Craft Beer is entering a new phase as overseas consumers are seeking quality, provenance, authenticity, variety and above all a story and "experience". Join us to discuss how you can gain access to a large (£500 million) growing global market, and hear how working together can open up opportunities around the world. During the workshop we will look at market demand including current live discussions, feedback from overseas buyers, plus how SIBA Members can join and benefit from the Export Club via Beerflex, or gain SIBA support if they are acting independently.
009 1515-1645 THE CELLAR: HACCP - led by Kevin Vaughan, SIBA FSQ (90 mins)
During the training session there will be a review of FSQ audit statistics; an outline of the basic principles behind HACCP; explanation of how these apply in a brewery operation and access to the generic documented HACCP plan from SIBA. Delegates will be given: the ‘top ten tips’ on what to do when returning to the brewery to support their HACCP system; an informal assessment of their understanding; a certificate of attendance confirming their training to Level 1 HACCP and future access to Level 2 at SIBA member subsidised rates.
017 1600-1645 BEER GARDEN: Water Masterclass - led by Mat Henney, IBD (45 mins)
A Water ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover the requirements from a water source to make it suitable for brewing, the analysis needed (on an ongoing basis) and its meaning, and simple water treatment techniques for use with a number of different beer types. We will also look at water efficiency in small and medium sized breweries. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
019 1700-1800 THE PARLOUR: Feedback your ideas to SIBA – led by Ian Fozard, Chair of SIBA (45 mins)
As much as there are several opportunities to stay in touch with your trade association at other time, this may be THE only chance you get. Ian Fozard and Mike Benner, Chief Executive, will be delighted to discuss in open forum ideas and opinions on current affairs in the brewing industry and how SIBA may help achieve your ambitions. Brewing and Supplier Associate members welcomed.
020 1700-1800 BEER GARDEN: DEBATE – Should we be worried about brewery buyouts? Does independence matter? - led by Neil Walker SIBA (60 mins)
Craft beer is the biggest thing to happen in the beer world in a generation, and this consumer interest in flavoursome beer has not gone unnoticed, with high profile buyouts of previously independent craft breweries happening right here in the UK. But if the beer doesn’t suffer and more consumers can now get their hands on it, does it matter who a brewery is owned by? Or is independence and the ‘real people’ behind a beer an important part of what makes a brewery really great?
Panellists:

Neil Walker (Moderator)
Neil Walker is Head of PR & Marketing at the Society of Independent Brewers. As a Director of the British Guild of Beer Writers and trained broadcast journalist Neil specialises in beer industry comms and has a passion for promoting and supporting independent craft beer.

Pete Brown, Freelance Beer Writer
Pete Brown is a British author, journalist, blogger, public speaker and broadcaster specialising in food and drink, especially the fun parts like beer, pubs and cider. His broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, and his words are always delivered with the warmth and wit you’d expect from a great night down the pub. He writes for newspapers and magazines around the world and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. He also acts as a consultant to the brewing industry, and is one of the founders of the Beer Marketing Awards. He was named British Beer Writer of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2016, and Fortnum and Mason Online Drinks Writer of the Year in 2015. He blogs at petebrown.net.

Matt Curtis, Freelance Beer Writer
Matthew Curtis is a Freelance Writer and Photographer, awarded for his work by both the British and North American Guild of Beer Writers. He has written for multiple publications, including: Ferment, Good Beer Hunting, Belgian Beer & Food, BEER, The SIBA Journal, On-Trade Preview, Australian Brews News and Original Gravity. He lives in North London with his partner Dianne and his cat Cricket.

Daniel Lowe, Fourpure
Dan has proven himself as a successful, driven entrepreneur from a young age. At 18 he became founder and MD of tech start-up (and through his stewardship, the UK’s largest privately owned data centre operator) UKSolutions. During his tenure at the helm he went on to complete a degree in Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering (University of Birmingham) before eventually taking on a major investor enabling growth in turnover to exceed £120m and finally moving to a senior advisory role. Around this time Dan found himself taking up home-brewing, his keen interest in travel and beers from across the globe shaped his own style on the brew kit and in early 2013 he started talking quite seriously with his brother Tom and head brewer John Drienberger about turning his new passion into a potential business. Now, a little over five years in, Fourpure is going from strength to strength and Dan has positioned himself as a knowledgeable and respected voice within the UK brewing industry.

John Gyngell, North Brewing Co
Since co-founding North Bar in 1997, John has become a pioneer within the UK craft beer scene. He has been at the forefront of the latest bar and drinks trends for over twenty years and assisted the UK launches of Erdinger, Brooklyn Lager and Sierra Nevada amongst many others. The North Bar group now has a total of 7 venues. In 2015 John co-founded North Brewing Co, which has quickly established itself amongst the leading breweries in the country. The Brewery distributes its products nationwide and exports to 16 countries across the world. North Brewing Co operates a tap at its production site, which also hosts the summer street food festival - Eat north. A new City Centre Tap Room was added to the portfolio In November 2018.

Thursday 14th March

Number Title
010 1315-1400 BEER GARDEN: Water Masterclass - led by Mat Henney, IBD (45 mins)
A Water ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover the requirements from a water source to make it suitable for brewing, the analysis needed (on an ongoing basis) and its meaning, and simple water treatment techniques for use with a number of different beer types. We will also look at water efficiency in small and medium sized breweries. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
016 1315-1445 THE CELLAR: Beer sensory tasting - led by Andrew Paterson, Lallemand (90 mins)
A sensory tasting seminar focusing on the flavours produced by yeast during fermentation and how they can be managed reasonably during the brewing process. We will concentrate on both the negative flavours which can be indicators of contaminants or problems within the brewing process, as well as positive flavours produced by yeast during fermentation. A degree of tasting training is required for the SIBA FSQ audit, and this training course will provide a certificate of attendance from the Siebel institute, the oldest brewing school in America.
022 1315-1400 THE SNUG: Code of Practice - led by Kay Perry, Portman Group (45 mins)
The Portman Group are launching the 5th version of their code of practice which governs the marketing, advertising and promotion of alcoholic products. The new code contains a number of updates including new rules around the promotion of ‘immoderate consumption’, the promotion of alcohol to vulnerable people, linking alcohol to changes in mood or behaviour and alcohol marketing causing widespread or serious offence. This presentation will give brewers a comprehensive update on the new code, why it has been introduced and how brewers can avoid complaints being made against their products.
012 1415-1500 BEER GARDEN: Funding for Growth - led by Richard Robinson, Napthens (45 mins)
In this workshop we will look at how to fund your business and its growth (the options, benefits and pitfalls), sweating assets and making them work for you, plus Asset Based Lending. We will cover how best to look at funding the operation of your business : how to find funding, who to speak to, and touching on the correct business structures to make this a smoother experience. We will look from a funder’s viewpoint at structures and disciplines, so the funder can see and understand what is happening now, what needs to be achieved and where they can secure against the borrower’s asset-base or business. Choosing the right blend of finance for your business is not easy and this session will give you tips as to what to do, look out for and how to make sure that your business is ready for the next stage of growth.
014 1415-1500 THE CELLAR: Hops Masterclass - led by Russell Falconer, IBD (45 mins)
A Hops ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover hop growing and how the weather affects the consistency of hop analysis year on year. We will also look at the basics of hop chemistry and how this affects the taste and aroma of your beer, the influences of brewhouse and fermentation processes on hop compounds, and how (and where) to use some alternative hop products. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
013 1545-1630 BEER GARDEN: Malt Masterclass - led by Alex Barlow, IBD (45 mins)
A Malt ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, starts with a malt analysis sheet and what these numbers mean to your beer and brewing processes. We will look at some different malt types and their uses in making distinctive beer styles, a calculation of how much of each malt type you need per brew, and how to review your malt use efficiency. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
015 1545-1630 THE CELLAR: Yeast Masterclass - led by Derek Prentice, IBD (45 mins)
A Yeast ‘Masterclass’ based around the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) covering the science behind the theory and it's practical application in your Brewery. The workshop, led by an IBD Master Brewer, will cover the correct use of dried brewer’s yeast in your brewery : from selection of the correct yeast strain through to calculating pitching rates and hygienic handling techniques. We will also look at monitoring yeast growth / fermentation progress and at the next steps in moving towards yeast recovery and re-use. The session finishes with some practical advice from a senior SIBA brewer and Q&A session.
021 1645-1745 BEER GARDEN: Why aren’t millennials drinking enough beer? - led By James Calder SIBA (60 mins)
The number of 25-34’s drinking beer more often than once a week has dropped from 26% to 16% - a 10% drop, since 2017. if they aren’t drinking beer now, then they won’t be in 10, 20, 30 years’ time? is it health focussed? What could we do? Better marketing, social media, lower ABV beers? How do we try to reverse the trend?
Panellists:

James Calder (Moderator)
James Calder (Moderator) is Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Society of Independent Brewers. He has a background in government lobbying and tax policy development. He leads SIBA’s lobbying work in Westminster, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brussels.

Caroline Nodder
Caroline Nodder has been writing and commentating on the pub and beer sector for over 20 years, and is a former Editor of The Publican Newspaper and current Editor of SIBA’s quarterly Journal for members as well as the 2019 SIBA Craft Report. Her first word was pub, and she has been drinking beer ever since she looked old enough to get away with it.

Jonny Garrett
Jonny Garrett is the cofounder of the award-winning Craft Beer Channel, Youtube's biggest beer and food channel. He is also a published author, journalist and photographer.

Sarah John
Sarah John is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and of Boss Brewing, one of Wales’ fastest growing microbreweries. In 2018, she was listed in the Wales Online as 35 women to watch under 35.

Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart is owner of Brick Brewery, based in Peckham and Deptford, South East London.