New Zealand Regional Meeting

Non Alcoholic Beer from Three Perspectives!

WEDNESDAY, 19 July 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM NZST

By the APAC Section

WEDNESDAY, 19 July 2023

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM NZST

Riccarton Park Racecourse 

165 Racecourse Road

Christchurch, Canterbury

8042 New Zealand


Learn all about Non Alcoholic Beer production from the perspective of a brewer, yeast supplier (CHR Hansen) and beer judge (Tina Panoutsos, Associate Director – Beer Knowledge, Carlton & United Breweries).

Firstly, hear from a local brewer about their experience of bringing a non-alcoholic beer into their portfolio.

Then Simon Carlson, Principal Application Specialist, Fermented Beverages at CHR Hansen will explain the features and practical use of their new yeast strains for NA beer.

And finally, AIBA and BGNZ Chief Judge, Tina Panoutsos, will run a short tasting and talk about how to approach the NA category.

A light lunch will be provided after the session.


  • Simon Carlsen. Principal Application Specialist, Wine and Fermented Beverages. Chr. Hansen
  • Tina Panoutsos. Senior Manager - Beer Knowledge, AIBA and BGNZ Chief Judge.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about novel yeast.
  • Enjoy a beer tasting guided by Tina Panoutsos who will run a short tasting and will explain how to assess these types of beers in a  formal judging.
  • Expand your professional network with colleagues in the brewing industry.

Ticket prices:

A$10 (IBD and BGNZ members)

A$20 non-members

Thanks to CHR Hansen for their support for this event.