Raw Materials: Malt, Hops & Yeast

Muntons cordially invites you to the Raw Materials Seminar series.

Industry specialists from Muntons, Simply Hops and Lallemand will provide you with a technical overview on these core ingredients. ‘Malt’ will cover all aspects of malt styles and applications, ‘Hops’ will go over the compositions and applications, sampling and dry hopping. ‘Yeast’ will include the management of different and new varieties and some flavours can be used.

Save the Date

Where possible, tours will be available by the venue host.

21.02.2018      Tiny Rebel Brewery, Newport.

18.04.2018      Hop Stuff Taproom, London

20.06.2018      Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

18.07.2018      Brew York, York

17.10.2018      Simply Hops, Tonbridge

21.11.2018      Robinsons Brewery, Stockport

The Speakers

Speakers will vary depending on the locations but clearly all experts in their field.


Jim Wilson
England and Wales
Simply Hops

Jim the Brewer as he is lovingly referred to by all that know him, has been working as a craft brewer for as long as he could lift a sack of malt. Famous for the Jim Wilson Bitter at Tap East, and for his enthusiasm and drive when fighting the corner of the smaller brewer; including on one memorable occasion the government itself.


Dave Hewitt
Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia
Simply Hops

The newest of the Simply Hops sales team and one of those people who just knows a lot of “stuff”. Having spent many years as a cuckoo brewer, he’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hops and his passion shines through every time you hear him speak


Fabian Clark
Brewing Technologist

Anglo-German Brewer trained in Weihenstephan, near Munich. Experience includes macro brewing in Germany at Paulaner, Micro brewing at Navigation Brewery. Studied brewing science whilst working at Brauerei im Eiswerk, a microbrewery in Munich as their event host and beer sommelier. Fabian is also qualified as a brewing instructor, a dispensing technician and a quality management specialist.


Robert Percival
Lallemand Brewing

Robert is a qualified brewing professional with extensive experience in quality and technical roles in beer production, having been a Technical Brewer and QA analyst, with quality experience across manufacturing and packaging for both multi-national and regional brewing companies in the UK. Now working for yeast and bacteria specialists Lallemand as technical sale manager for Europe, he was the IBD young brewer of the year 2013/14 and is an expert in the fields of fermentation and cask beer production. In 2016 Robert qualified as a Doemans Beer Sommelier via the World Brewing Academy program.


Andrew Paterson
Technical Sales Manager
Lallemand Brewing

Andy is a degree qualified brewer having studied biochemistry before completing a masters in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. He started his career at the then much smaller Brewdog brewery in Scotland before moving to Dark Star Brewing in Sussex where he rose through the ranks to become Head Brewer. He has specialised in quality control and during his time at Dark Star installed a laboratory and designed new operating practices to ensure that beer met specification.


Will Durrant
Cedars Intake Manager

Will joined the malting industry 5 years ago having completed a Masters in Chemistry at University. In that time he has achieved both the Malting Diploma and the Master Maltster qualifications, achieving the prestigious Walter Hyde Award for outstanding performance. He now runs the barley intake at Cedars Maltings in Stowmarket.


George Irving
Ceders Maltings Manager

George has been in the malting industry for a number of years, working in a multitude of roles throughout the industry. He is part of the management team at Cedars Maltings at Stowmarket implementing a number of improvements to the production facility.

Reserve your space to these sought-after seminars

To reserve your space please email: events@muntons.com. Please advise which location you wish to attend.

You can also register your interest online via our Events Registration Form

Cost: £16+VAT per person. Ticket price includes: Refreshments/Lunch/Goodie bag/Tours


A division of The BARTH-HAAS GROUP whom are the world’s largest supplier of hop products and services.
A division of Lallemand Inc. A privately-owned company that researches, develops, produces and markets yeasts, bacteria and other microorganisms with the aim of reproducing, managing and optimizing natural fermentation processes in the agri-food industries.
Muntons Malt is a division within Muntons plc currently selling over 210,000 tonnes of malt annually to the world’s brewing, distilling and food industries. The Company is independently owned and one of five major maltsters located in the UK.