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 17/01/2019

Stand Number Company Stand Number Company Stand Number Company Stand Number Company
1Morrow Brothers44Close Brothers Brewery Rentals107,108Zoedale plc146Moody Direct
2Fulton Ltd45Lemon Top Creative109Air Equipment147NFU Mutual
3Palmer Canning46-48,65-66Crusader Kegs & Casks110Vitikit Ltd148Beer Tec GmbH
4,5,6CFB Boilers Ltd49Anton Paar Ltd111Thielmann UK Ltd149AD Profile
7Moorgate Finance50Institute of Brewing & Distilling112Brewery Plastics150Bulk Storage and Process Systems Ltd
8Rawlings & Son (Bristol) Ltd51,52,55Brewology113ICS Cool Energy Ltd151Krones UK Ltd
9Beaumont PPS57Cask Brewing Systems Inc.114115Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd152Moravek International Ltd
10,11,13Byworth Boilers Ltd58-60Oasthouse Engineering116Premier Systems Ltd153M+F KEG Technik
12SPAsoft Ltd67Rankin Brothers & Sons 117.118Makro Labelling UK Ltd154Advanced Bottling UK Ltd
14Johnson Brewing Design Ltd68Croxsons119Vega Controls Ltd155Vision33/OrchestratedBEER
15Nexcelom69Fabdec Ltd120Guyson International Ltd156IC Filling Systems Ltd
16Brewlab Ltd70BrewMax Ltd121Schoeller Allibert Ltd157IGC Engineering Ltd
17Lallemand UK71TFreemantle122Moeschle (UK) Ltd158British Beer and Pub Association
18Carling Partnership72HGM123Branded Drinks Ltd159The Spanish Yard
19Carlson Filtration Ltd73Ninkasi Brewkit Rentals124GERNEP GmbH160,161,165YCH Hops
20RLBS Ltd74Enterprise Tondelli125Wilhelm Eder GmbH162European Malt
21Lambrechts Konstruktie NV75NFU Energy126Quicklabel Systems163Arlington Packaging Rental Ltd
22Schafer Container Systems77Musk Engineering Ltd127Lechler166Hamilton
23Thomas Fawcett & Sons Ltd80-81Paktech OPI128Trafalgar Scientific Ltd167Advanced Packaging Materials
24Rastal GmbH & Co KG82Sahm GmbH & Co KG129Staffordshire Brewing & Bottling Supplies168Performalytics
25Blefa GmbH83ACO Building Drainage130Brewery History Society169Drink-IT by Norriq
26HPE Process84Pattesons Glass (Jar & Bottles)131QCL - QuadraChem Laboratories170Ecokeg International Ltd
27Brookhouse Hops85Crisp Malting Group132ITS Europe Ltd171Protecnica Solutions Ltd
28Framax UK Limited86Brewers Select Ltd133Alfa Laval Ltd172Bruni Erben
29Fermentis87Keg Logistics UK Ltd134Willis Publicity173Camlab
30Charles Faram & Co Ltd88Rudd Macnamara Ltd135Uren Food Group174-176Colorscan Imaging Products
31Mich. Weyermann GmbH & Co89freerbutler Ltd136Treasure Transport Services Ltd177Cicerone Certification Program
32Air Products Cryoease Services90Taphandles LLC137Muntons Plc178Durham Box
33Integrated Processing Technologies Ltd91Saxon Packaging Ltd138Murphy & Sons Ltd179Saltaire Packaging
34,35,43Flextech Hose Solutions Ltd92-93Vigo Ltd139BFBI180Steiner Hops Ltd
36+37Berkshire Labels94D Smith Brewing Services & Consultancy140KHS Uk Ltd181-188SSV Limited
38Katz95Beatson Clark141GEA Mechanical Equipment UK Ltd189+190Retro Control
39Nexus Cooling Ltd96-103Core Equipment Ltd142Dixon Group Europe Ltd192Kemtile Limited
40Polykeg S.r.l104Pentair Food & Beverage Solutions143SIBA Journal
41Doehler UK Ltd105Mercian Labels Ltd144Festival Glass
42Lightweight Containers KeyKeg106Vale Labels Ltd145Beer Box Shop
 

 
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 - 1300 AGM, BRITISH CRAFT BEER REPORT 2019
DEPOSIT RETURNS SCHEME, TRADE EXHIBITION
1300 - 1515 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
TRADE EXHIBITION
1515 - 1600 NATIONAL BREWING AWARDS PART 1
1600 - 1800 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
TRADE EXHIBITION
1800 - 2030 NATIONAL BREWING AWARDS PART 2
2030 ONWARDS FRINGE SOCIALS & NIGHTLIFE IN LIVERPOOL CITY


 
TRAINING & WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

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

Wednesday 13th March

Number Title
001 Hops Masterclass - led by 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 Technology for Growth - led by Kegstar (45 mins)
How to leverage technology in business to support rapid growth.
003 Manual Handling - led by 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
004 Yeast Masterclass - led by 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.
005 Health & Safety - led by 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.
006 Retailing for Brewers- led by Grant Simpson (45 mins)
What to consider before making the plunge into Retailing alongside Brewing - whether it be Pubs, Taprooms or Online. Session will cover the benefits, risks and requirements with Brewery "first hand" examples.
007 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.
008 Brewery Apprenticeships, Low ABV beer & Portman Group Code - led by James Calder, SIBA (60 mins)
Learn what is involved (benefits and commitment) and how to implement the new Brewery Apprenticeship enrolment process (20 mins), 5 cans and bottles which break the Portman Code and why (20 mins) and tastings of some Low ABV beers and how to brew them (20 mins).
009 HACCP - led by SIBA FSQ & Cask Marque (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 Water Masterclass - led by 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.
018 Malt Masterclass - led by 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.
019 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.

Thursday 14th March

Number Title
010 Water Masterclass - led by 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.
012 Funding for Growth - led by 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.
013 Malt Masterclass - led by 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.
014 Hops Masterclass - led by 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.
015 Yeast Masterclass - led by 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.
016 Beer sensory tasting - led by 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.