Northern Monk Refectory
The Old Flax Store,
Marshall St, Leeds LS11 9YJ
26 February 2020
12.30pm to 5pm
All tickets include beer tasting
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Gabe Barry | Brooklyn Brewery
Gabe Barry is the head of Brooklyn Brewery’s education programme in Europe. Having started with Brooklyn Brewery as its tasting room manager, she has gone on to spen years educating drinkers across the globe about the sensory experience of what makes a good beer. With an insatiable drive and enthusiasm, Barry was once told that if you ever see something that should be a position within a company, continue do the best version of your current job but also, write the description for the other job. She that at Brooklyn and encourages others to do so, too.
Jonny Mowat | O Street
Jonny Mowat is an excellent designer at O Street, a studio based in Glasgow, London and Denver. Shortlisted for the Rising Star award in Design Week’s 2019 Design Awards, Mowat is part of a team that worked on the rebrand of Fyne Ales and Brewdog’s Abstrakt range to a recent redesign of Scotlands Polymer banknotes.
Paul Jones | Cloudwater
Paul Jones is the founder of Cloudwater Brew Co. The Manchester-based outfit, which produced some of, if not, its best beer to-date during 2019 has long-since established itself as one of the UK’s leading breweries. The guardians of this year’s Northern Powerhouse series of collaborations has demonstrated a deft ability to produce a wide spectrum of beers from accessible hoppy pales and nuanced lagers to DIPAs and barrel-aged beauties with unerring ease. The second iteration of Friends & Family & Beer, its not-for-profit beer festival taking pace on 21/22 February promises to be another success, celebrating the best beer from the UK and across the globe.
Luca Lorenzoni | Northern Monk
Luca Lorenzoni is the strategy director at Northern Monk. In his role at the Leeds-based brewery, Lorenzoni is helping lead capacity expansion from 23,000HL to 50,000HL as well as oversee its commercial strategy. He was previously on trade marketing director for Europe at AB InBev before moving to the UK to become managing director at Camden Town Brewery. In this time, total beer volume grew 108% and net revenue increased 111%.
Rob Lovatt | Thornbridge
Rob Lovatt is the head brewer at Bakewell’s Thornbridge. In his role at one of the UK’s most respected and regarded breweries, Lovatt produces excellent, approachable beers. He has also overseen significant investment in the company’s bottling and canning operations
Sienna O’ Rourke | Pressure Drop
Sienna O’Rourke is the powerhouse behind Pressure Drop’s marketing and online presence. With over a decade of experience working in hospitality & the beer industry, Sienna has embraced Pressure Drop’s DIY ethos to create a dazzling visual identity for the North London brewery.
Robert Percival | Lallemand
Robert Percival is a qualified brewing professional with extensive experience in quality and technical roles in beer production. As Europe technical sales manager for yeast and bacteria specialists Lallemand, the IBD young brewer of the year 2013/14 is an expert in the fields of fermentation and cask beer production and dedicates his time helping brewers take their production to the next level.
Speakers are subject to change