Presentation & brewery tour

Beer Process Optimisation

THURSDAY, 23 February 2023. 18:30 - 21:00 GMT

By the Great Northern Section

THURSDAY, 23 February 2023

18:30 - 21:00 GMT

Vocation Brewery

Unit 8, Craggs Country Business Park,
New Road, Cragg Vale
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

The IBD Great Northern Section invites you to a brewery tour & presentation on the brewing process improvements and optimisation at Vocation Brewery.

You can look forward to an exciting tour led by Brewing Director Matt Howgate, exploring Vocation Brewery's ever-expanding brewing and packaging facility. This will focus on improvements the site has made to standardise beer quality, reduce effluent and improve yields.

You will gain an insight into the beer process optimisation and improved beer quality through the installation of inline carbonation, and investment in off-line laboratory equipment. 

Please wear closed-toe shoes for the brewery visit.


  • Matthew Howgate, Brewing Director, Vocation Brewery
  • Ian Gregory, Technical Sales, Anton Paar

How to get there:

  • Nearest train station is Hebden Bridge.
  • Parking available on site.

Tickets: Free. 30 places maximum.

Booking deadline: Tuesday 21 Feb 2023

To reserve a place, please contact Jayne Hewitt (Secretary of the Great Northern Section)

Why You Should Attend:

  1. Understand the justification for process control improvement.
  2. Learn more about the Vocation journey at their current brewing site.
  3. Network with like-minded brewing industry colleagues