Rising to the challenge 21
A short report by Eric Candy on the recent Brewery Engineers Association annual seminar.
It's time for Africa 22
Conference Chairman Ian Jones and the Editor report on a most successful Africa Section conference in Accra.
Is the frothiness at a tipping point? 28
6,500 US craft brewers at a convention are a force to be reckoned with, but can the upward rise in their beer sales continue in an increasingly crowded market? The editor investigates.
A distillery in the Cape Verde Islands 34
Nick Bott sent us his holiday snaps and he tells us about grogue, the local spirit.
Water from the Sea of Galilee 35
Israel is a bit behind the rest of the world when it comes to craft brewers but according to former air force pilot Ori Sagy, it is catching up fast. There is great market potential as the Israelis only consume 15 litres each but that grew at 17% last year.
Behind Brewcorp 38
The Editor, still trying to get home after the Melbourne Convention, reports on how two renowned craft brewers now share a 50hL facility in Western Australia.
Preparing for success 42
Examination candidates should read this page if they read nothing else this month. David Quain explains how to do better.
One family, one place and 175 years 43
Roger Putman looks at Robinson's recently commissioned Steinecker brewhouse and finds a very forward-looking UK regional brewer.
Bottoms up approach to boiler efficiency 49
Byworth tells us all the brewer needs to know about modern boiler technology.
A brewer's biochemistry 51
Back in 2001, we ran a five-part series by Professor Charlie Bamforth detailing basic biochemical principles for brewers without scientific qualifications. The Diploma examination results show this to be still a weak area so a rerun is very timely.
Putting a number to beer flavour 56
With so many beers about these days, all made from the finest malt and hops, how does the consumer and indeed the beer buyer choose between them? Alex Barlow has a system.
The brewery that grew out of a beer 60
Ian Hornsey follows the development of UK craft brewer Dark Star from a beer which was Champion Beer of Britain back in 1987.
It's a New world after all 64
Honestly, this is the last but one story from the Editor's Aussie jaunt last year. Melbourne's Victoria Valley Distillery has relaunched itself with a whisky called Starward.
World news 2
Spot the Brewery 12
IBD news 68
Business Listings 70
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