Get The Best From Your Raw Materials

WEDNESDAY, 22 February 2023. 10:00 - 16:00 GMT

By the Southern Section

WEDNESDAY, 22nd February 2023, 10:00 - 16:00 GMT

Tiny Rebel Brewery

Wern Industrial Estate, Chartist Dr, Rogerstone, Newport, NP10 9FQ

Join the IBD Southern Section in this technical seminar to be held at the impressive Tiny Rebel Brewery near Newport.

Learn with a panel of experts how to produce the best beer, and which factors and the type of raw materials are vital to make it possible.

There will be individual talks and presentations on each of the four main ingredients of beer: malt, hops, yeast and water.

This seminar may be helpful for candidates studying towards their GCB.

Lunch will be provided.



  • Andrew Paterson – Technical Sales Manager, Lallemand – is a trained brewer who graduated with an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot Watt in 2011. During his career he has worked for major craft breweries such as Dark Star Brewing Company and Brewdog. For the past five years, he has worked as a technical sales manager for Lallemand Brewing covering sales and technical support for their products in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. In his talk, Andrew will aim to cover elements of the General Certificate in Brewing syllabus relating to brewing yeast and fermentation.
  • Derek Orford – Technical sales Manager, Murphy and Son - Derek Orford is a Master Brewer and Fellow of the IBD who joined Murphy and Son last year. He started his brewing career with Whitbread in the 1980s. After 12 years he was tempted into an international adventure with Heineken, eventually landing at the “other” Murphy’s in Cork, via The Bahamas, Holland, and various Heineken breweries in Asia. After 7 years with Lion in Australia, he returned to the UK and supported smaller brewers in consultancy and other support roles, including starting up a pub brewing business in India, but he says his travelling days are now over (except in his Murphy’s patch in the South of England!).
  • Ed Kentish Barnes is the Managing Director of Steiner Hops and a Master Brewer with 20 years experience in multi-national, small & medium brewing companies, including Diageo, Greene King and SABMiller. In 2022 Ed joined Steiner Hops Ltd as Managing Director, the UK subsidiary of the Hopsteiner Group.
  • Rob Urquhart – New Product Development Champion and Brewing Technologist, Muntons – will be going through the process of selecting barley and creating malt followed by a discussion of how to get the best results in your brewery. The discussion will cover malt specifications, processing parameters and best practices for the correct selection of base and specialty malts

Why You Should Attend:

  1. Expand your understanding of malt, hops, yeast and water and how to make the best of them when producing a high-quality product
  2. Reinforce your preparation for the IBD General Certificate of Brewing
  3. Network with peers and IBD members



  • Parking is available at the Tiny Rebel site
  • Taxis can be taken from the station in Newport

Tickets: Maximum 20 spaces

IBD Members: £15

Non-members: £30

Booking deadline: 21 February, 2023.