Masterclass Local

Sustainable Innovation in Brewing and Distilling in Scandinavia

MONDAY & TUESDAY, 20th & 21st June 2022

This is what attendees and speakers thought about the Masterclass.

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Sponsored by:

By the IBD International Section

MONDAY & TUESDAY, 20 - 21st June 2022


Spirit of Hven Distillery

Island of Hven, located in the strait of Öresund between Denmark and Sweden

You are invited to participate in a new IBD MASTERCLASS LOCAL.

This is a technical seminar that brings together the knowledge and creativity of thought-leaders and practitioners in brewing and distilling to share knowledge, learn, get inspired, exchange ideas and forge lasting relationships.

On this occasion, this MASTERCLASS LOCAL brings together the brewers and distillers in Scandinavia to learn, share, network, inspire and be inspired by the cutting-edge innovation, technology and science - MADE IN SCANDINAVIA.

The objective of Masterclass Local  is to support both IBD members and industry professionals in updating their technical knowledge continuously by learning from colleagues and international experts CLOSE TO WHERE THEY LIVE and without taking out too much time out of their busy working week

The MASTERCLASS LOCAL is brought to you by the IBD, the leading global provider of trusted technical knowledge to the brewing and distilling industries. 

Discussion Hot Topics

- New Technologies: How do brewers, distillers and maltsters use new technologies? The digital toolbox, Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Crop Science, Biotechnology?

- Innovation: Be inspired by the innovative power of Scandinavian brewers and distillers! Get first-hand insights into how successful innovation is done

- Sustainability: Making a positive impact on the world we live in including Environment, Communities and People. Learn how Scandinavian brewers use technology and fresh ideas to become a sustainable business

What Previous Attendees Say about this Masterclass

The IBD Masterclass Local is one of the most enjoyable IBD events I have participated in, both from the scientific and social viewpoints. The accommodation in on-site lodges and the food and drink was exemplary. The Hven distillery may be small but is amazingly innovative. One of their ongoing projects is to determine the impact on spirit maturation of different styles of music. The laboratory facilities and analytical instrumentation at the Hven distillery were amongst the most impressive I’ve seen, especially for such a small distillery.
Graeme Walker
Professor - Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland

The Programme

MONDAY, 20th June 2022

TUESDAY, 21st June 2022

12.00 - 13.30  

Lunch and registration

9.00 - 9.45      

Tobias Emil Jensen

Founder, EtOH. Copenhagen, Denmark:

"This is not whisky, this is the future of spirits"

13.30 -14.15   

Welcome & Intro to the IBD


9.45 - 10.30    

John Cardelli

Technical Manager, Brew Tek Nordic. Gothenburg, Sweden:

“Practical aspects of cider production”

14.15 - 15.00  

Henric Molin

Founder, Spirit of Hven Distillery. Sweden:

“Innovative Distilling”

10.30 - 11.00  

Coffee break

15.00 - 15.30  

Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45  

Fredric Ek

Co-Founder, Brekeriet. Landskrona, Sweden:

“Into the Wild – fermentation with wild yeast and bacteria”

15.30 - 16.15  

Jan Paul 

Head Brewmaster, Svaneke Bryghus. Bornholm, Denmark:

“Sustainable brewing at Svaneke- a Case study”


11.45 - 12.30  

Sara Sundqvist

Secretary General, SPAA, Sweden:

SPAA, Swedish Producers of Alcohol. An organization for brewers, winemakers and distillers. What do we do, and how do we do it?”

16.30 - 18.30  

Distillery Tour & Whisky Tasting

12.30 - 13.00  

Round Table Discussion and Q&A

Facilitated by Henric Molin




Lunch and Event Closure 

The Speakers

Henric Molin. Founder, Spirit of Hven Distillery, Sweden

Jan Paul. Brewmaster, Svaneke Bryhus Bornholm, Denmark

Tobias Emil Jensen. Founder, EtOH, Copenhagen, Denmark

John Cardelli. Technical Manager, Brew Tec Nordics AB, Sweden

Fredric Ek. Co-Founder, Brekeriet. Landskrona, Sweden

Sara Sundqvist. Secretary General, SPAA, Sweden

Why You Should Attend

  • Connect with brewers and distillers in Scandinavia to learn, share, network, inspire and be inspired by the cutting-edge innovation, technology and science MADE IN SCANDINAVIA.
  • Create your strong personal networks and collaborations to play a pivotal role in the brewing and distilling industry
  • Develop links to facilitate the flow of technology, knowledge and innovation. Those who could harness new technologies saw their businesses boom. Examples include JC Jacobsen at Carlsberg amongst others

What is Included in your IBD Masterclass Ticket?

  • IBD Technical Seminar with 5 Speakers
  • Technical Distillery tour
  • Expert 6-spirit tasting led by the owner and head distiller
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Lunch on arrival
  • Coffee break
  • 2-course evening dinner with drinks
  • One overnight stay in the Spirit of Hven Hotel cabins 
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Lunch on departure day
  • Bus transfer on the island
  • *Spouse ticket does not include technical seminar