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Beer Matters returns and twice as big

Beer Matters

Trade show focuses on growth in the sector

Beer Matters, the conference and trade show for the Scottish brewing industry, takes place on Thursday 27 September at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

It will be a day of learning and development for brewers, attended by a range of international speakers and suppliers from across the UK.

The popular trade show has been doubled in size to allow for UK and international exhibitors to present at the event which last year, along with the Scottish Beer Awards celebration dinner, welcomed more than 450 guests.

Organisers are now confirming a line-up of international speakers which has previously included Garrett Oliver, master brewer of Brooklyn Brewery.   Once again, the event will focus on growth within the brewing sector and offer a range of discussions including growing export, product range, securing investment and future consumer trends.

The day will conclude with a ‘Happy Hour’ supported by The Brewers Association of Scotland (TBAS) and a beer tasting of several new or un-released beers.

To reserve delegate places or to book a stand at the event visit the Beer Matters website to download an exhibition plan.   Discounted tickets are available to TBAS members, SIBA members and students.

The Scottish Beer Awards celebration and beer-paired gourmet dinner takes place at the same venue that evening at 7pm. The beer competition is judged in May and already over 65 breweries are registered to participate in the competition.

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There are just a few more days left to submit entries in this year’s Scottish Beer Awards, supported by ALDI.

The awards are free to enter and are open to breweries large and small from across Scotland. Submission of written business entries and product delivery information are required by the end of this week.

Please note that in order to be eligible to submit product into a taste category, at least one business category must also be entered.

To make things easy and super speedy, this year sees the introduction of a new streamlined entry form with specific sections for completion. All entry forms can be found alongside their corresponding category on the Scottish Beer Awards Website.

The deadline for entries is Friday 27th April 2018 and finalists will be announced in early June, following the judging day next month.

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