Below are just some of the speakers at the 2017 Beer Now conference.
Richard Croasdale, Ferment Magazine
Richard is editor-in-chief of Ferment Magazine, the UK’s “best selling craft beer magazine”. Richard is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and an award-winning creative feature writer with more than 15 years’ experience in topics ranging from business and finance to food and drink. He was previously managing editor of Unfiltered, the members’ magazine of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Jack Daniel, Britain’s Beer Alliance
Jack is Digital Lead at Britain’s Beer Alliance, operating as There’s a Beer for That, where he is responsible for the campaign’s website, social media, media relations, mobile marketing, content production, database and CRM. Before that he was the Global Business Development Manager at MediaCom, where he led global and regional projects as well as local ventures in the US, Canada, UK, Latin America, Israel and Mexico for this marketing agency.
Jules Gray, Hop Hideout
Jules is founder and owner of Hop Hideout in Sheffield, a specialty beer and cider retailer with an attached tasting room. Jules is also the organizer of Sheffield Beer Week, a weeklong celebration of beer events through the city. She has been a beer writer and blogger for the past 10 years, including a monthly column in the Sheffield independent magazine Exposed.
Helen Hartley, WPA Pinfold
Helen is Design Director of WPA Pinfold, a world-class brand design consultancy, where she heads up the brand and packaging team. In her 21 years of brand design and strategy she has worked with companies such Coca Cola, Unilever, Nestle, Vodafone, IBM, Kimberly Clark, Pernod Ricard, Heineken, Thwaites, and Carlsberg.
Jane Jones, Fuller Smith & Turner
Jane is Head of Marketing at Fuller Smith & Turner, commonly known as Fuller’s or “London’s Brewery”. In addition to her experience at Fuller’s, Jane has worked in the food, soft drinks, and dairy industries including for such firms as Nestle and HJ Heinz.
Paul Jones, Cloudwater Brew Co.
Paul is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cloudwater Brew Co in Manchester, which specializes in modern, seasonal beers. In addition to many other duties, Paul is lead author of the brewery’s blog. Photo courtesy of Morning Advertiser.
Anja Madhvani, The Old Flax Store
Anja is General Manager of The Old Flax Store in Leeds, which is home to the Northern Monk Brew Co and the Northern Monk Refectory. The Refectory is not only the brewery’s tap room but also home to a restaurant and event space.
Krishan Maudgal, Maudgal International
Krishan has more than 15 years of working experience in the Brewing and Beverage Industries in various international management positions at subsidiary companies of Heineken (such as Affligem Brewery and Alken Maes Breweries). Since 2011 he has provided management services to the brewing industry in Belgium, including consulting with Belgium Family Brewers. He is a member of the High Council of the Knighthood of the Brewer’s Mash Staff
Kirsty Morton, Northern Monk Brew Co.
Kirsty is the Tap Room Manager at Northern Monk Brew Co in Leeds, UK. She was previously Cellar Manager and then Training & Events Manager at Friends of Ham, a purveyor of top-quality charcuterie, cheeses, craft beer, and wine, and before that was General Manager at Foley Tap House owned by Mitchell’s of Lancaster.
Owen Ogletree, Brewtopia Events
Owen is the founder of Brewtopia.info in Atlanta, Georgia, a blog covering craft beer, beer events, and beer travel. He is founder of the Classic City Brew Fest in Athens, Georgia and the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Owen also writes for Southern Brew News and other outlets and is a National Judge as ranked by the BJCP.
Andy Parker, Elusive Brewing
Andy is founder, brewer, and everything else at is five barrel microbrewery in Finchampstead, Berkshire. Andy previously blogged at Musings of an Elusive Beer Geek and was a home brewer before making the jump to starting his own brewery, which he will discuss at Beer Now.
Bob Pease, Brewers Association
Bob is the President & Chief Executive Officer for the Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent American Craft Brewers with over 3,500 brewery members. He was named CEO in August of 2014 after serving for four years as the organizations Chief Operating Officer. He has worked at the Brewers Association for over 22 years.
Myles Pinfold, WPA Pinfold
Myles is the Founder and Director of Strategy and Planning at WPA Pinfold, an award-winning brand design consultancy with over three decades’ experience in working for global, regional and micro beer brands. He has helped brewers navigate the turbulent beer market as it has evolved into a leading, trend setting category. Myles has also written extensively and spoken about brand design in both the UK and USA.
Neil Walker, Society of Independent Brewers
Neil is PR & Marketing Manager at the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents Britain’s growing number of craft brewers and aims to lead a booming industry in delivering the future of British beer. Before that he was the PR Officer for corporate finance house Cadmus, PR & Communications Officer for Caravan Guard, and the National Communications Manager for the Campaign for Real Ale.