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Seminars & Symposiums 2012

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List of events relevant to the brewing industry throughout 2012. Listed in date order.


10th International Trends in Brewing Symposium

KaHo1-5 April
International Symposium on Technological Innovations and Sustainability in Malting and Brewing, Technology Campus KaHo Sint-Lieven, Gebroeders De Smetstraat 1, 9000 Ghent, BELGIUM

Contact: Marleen Dhondt, Symposium Secretariat, KaHo Sint-Lieven
T: +32 (0)9 265 8613

Symposium profile: On account of fast growing, hard competition in the beverage industry, to provide and improve beer quality in a practically feasible and economic way, this may be considered as the major challenge for breweries all over the world. Therefore, “Beer Quality and Cost-effective Processing” was selected as the central theme of this symposium. In accordance with the overall aim and approach of previous editions of Trends in Brewing, i.e. ‘moving science into practical solutions’, highly relevant topics, emerging technologies and novel practices related to the raw materials (including new alternatives for malt), the brewing process, and final product characteristics will be treated. Each session will be organized in such a way that it provides state-of-the-art from the scientific/technological and practical points of view. Key lectures will be given by prominent invited speakers, followed by selected, more specific oral presentations on practically oriented matters. In addition, novel findings and technologies will be presented through peer-reviewed posters and an extensive technical exhibition. The symposium also offers the possibility to visit local industrial maltings and breweries, and, evidently, to discover the richness of Belgian beer culture by tasting its unique specialty beers.


3rd Iberoamerican Symposium of Brewing and Filling
Technology 2012

VLB18-21 June
Hotel Vale Real, Rodovia Br. 040, 62.500. Itaipava, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 25725-490, BRAZIL

Thomas Tyrell, VLB-Berlin
T: +49 30 450 80-168

Symposium profile: Symposium for managers from production, filling and quality assurance of breweries and soft drink producers in Spanish-speaking countries. After the success of our events in 2008 in Spain and 2011 in Mexico the conference will move to Brazil in 2012. The conference will be trilingual in Portuguese, Spanish and English.


EBC Symposium 2012: From Chiller to Filler

EBC9-11 September
Carlsberg Research Center, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, 2500 Copenhagen V, DENMARK

European Brewery Convention, rue Caroly 23-25,
1050 Brussels, Belgium
T: +32 2 551 1810

Symposium profile: Following on from the highly acclaimed symposium on hops in 2010, EBC is proud to announce 'From Chiller to Filler', a symposium on modern downstream practices in the brewery. The topic includes the following: Modern fermentation and maturation practices; Flavour/colloidal stability; Filtration and stabilisation; Cold bloc processing strategies; Late brewing.   


3rd International Symposium for Young Scientists & Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling

Univ of Nottingham11-13 September
The University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD,

Contact: Prof. Katherine Smart, Brewing Science Dept, Division of Food Sciences,
The University of Nottingham
T: +44 (0)115 951 6214

Symposium profile: The aim of the symposium is to especially attract young people, new in the field and to cover a broad range of malting, brewing, fermented beverages and distilling related topics. This low cost symposium also intends to facilitate the dissemination of scientific work and to stimulate the discussion about state of the art topics in the field. It is specifically designed to initiate networking in this group of people who will be the future of the malting, brewing and distilling community.


VLB Sour Beer Symposium

VLB13 November
Address TBC, Leipzig, GERMANY

Roland Folz, VLB-Berlin
T: +49 30 450 80-161

Symposium profile: One-day Symposium about sour beer as a special beer type, e.g. Berliner Weisse, Gose.


Brewing in a Nutshell

VLB23-24 November
Venue TBC, Berlin, GERMANY

Sabine Voight, VLB-Berlin, Germany
T: +49 30 450 80-215

Seminar profile: “Brewing in a Nutshell” is a 2-day residential course providing the basics of beer brewing. It covers the general principals of the brewing and malting processes, the raw materials and filling and packaging in theory. A professional beer tasting of several different beer types completes the program. The course language is English. Fee payable.

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