MicroBrew Symposium South Africa 2016 (MBSSA)
13 September 2016, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
The attendance is limited to 80 participants. It seems as if we reach this number, soon!! Online registration is strongly recommended as we cannot guarantee available places in the morning of the event.
The MicroBrew Symposium South Africa is an event that addresses craft brewers from South Africa and its neighbouring countries. The topics are focused on technological and quality aspects of craft beer brewing on a professional level. In addition some local success stories will be presented and discussed. Our aim is to share concentrated brewing education to improve brewing quality and performance as well as providing a platform for networking and communication.
The event takes place on the 13 September 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng (Johannesburg), South Africa, directly preceding the "food & drink technology Africa" trade show. It addresses owners, brewers and brewmasters from craft and pub breweries as well as their suppliers. Ambitious home brewers and start-up brewers are also warmly welcome.
In line with the symposium’s international character, the presentation language is English.
Schedule (details see below)
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
9:00–18:00 Technical sessions: Brewing technology, product development, yeast strains and yeast management, fermentation control, raw materials, equipment, quality aspects, field reports/success stories
18:00–21:00 Get-together with craft beer & food
Attendance fees for brewers, maltsters, start-ups:
Thanks to our sponsors we are able to extend the deadline for the early bird discount. In order to benefit from this discount, payment with credit card is mandatory.
until 2 Sept 2016: 50 € (ca. 800 R)
from 3 Sept 100 € (ca. 1600 R)
Payment on-site (cash only): 1700 R (The attendance is limited to 80 participants. It seems as if we reach this number, soon!! Online registration is strongly recommended as we cannot guarantee available places in the morning of the event.)
Attendance fees for supplyers, consultants and others:
250 € (ca. 4,000 R), advance payment vith credit card madatory
- including light lunch and drinks during the breaks and in the evening
- free admission to the food & drink technology Africa trade show on 14 & 15 September
- Tuesday, 13. September 2016Show Program08:00 - 21:00MBSSA - Technical SessionMarkets & Trends & Strategy / Raw materials – Malt, hops, water, yeast / Brewing technology / Quality / Beer styles/ Practice reports
Start Program & Speakers 8:00Beginn RegistrationChair: Burghard Meyer (VLB Berlin) 9:00Welcome & IntroductionBurghard Meyer (VLB Berlin) 9:15Markets & Trends: The craft beer scene in South Africa – Developments, challenges, prospectsLucy Corne (Beer and Travel Writer, South Africa, Author of “African Brew” and “Beer Safari”) 9:50Raw materials – Malt: Weyermann® Specialty Malts – Creating individual craft beers with the world’s widest range of specialty maltsSebastian Meyer (Dematech, distributor for Weyermann® Malzfabrik in South Africa) 10:25Raw materials – Hops: The brewer produces the beer and the hops create the aroma – important aspects of dry hoppingWilli Mitter (Hopsteiner, Germany) 11:00Break 11:30Engineering: A craft brewer’s journey from concept to reality with a professional partnerOliver Jakob (GEA Brewery Systems) 12:05Brewing technology: Formation of aroma compounds during fermentation - Effects, control, rangeBurghard Meyer (VLB Berlin) 12:35Lunch breakChairman: Anton Erasmus (SAB Miller) 13:30Practice report: Starting a craft brewery / brewpub – Do’s & Dont’sImke Pape (Brewer, Brauhaus am Damm, South Africa) 14:05Brewing technology: Active dry yeast – Demystification, concepts, and illustrationsStéphane Meulemans (Fermentis) 14:40Quality: Establishing a quality system in a craft breweryJan Biering (VLB Berlin) 15:15Break 15:45Practice report: My journey of discovery – 20 years of craft brewing in South AfricaMoritz Kallmeyer (Founder and Owner of Drayman’s Brewery, South Africa) 16:20Product development: From recipe to rollout – Critical points of a successful product developmentJan Biering (VLB Berlin) 16:55Beer styles: Brewing German beer styles - Hefeweizen, Koelsch, Alt, Berliner Weisse and othersBurghard Meyer (VLB Berlin) 17:30Market & Strategy: “Inventions Reinvented” – Crafting Beer Crafting BusinessWes Boshoff (Thought Leader, Fivestar Business Rehab, South Africa) 18:10End of technical session 18:10Craft beers, snacks and communication in the lobby 21:00Endsubject to change