Wednesday 3 January | St Edmunds' Hall, Oxford | 5.30 'til 7.30pm
Many great debates happen over a pint, but this one is about the beer itself.
The Innovative Farmers' Great Beer Debate will ask questions like; how do different varieties of barley and hops affect the flavour of your pint? What challenges are facing the producers growing ingredients for British beer? What are the best ways to tackle pests and diseases in hops and barley? How has the rise of the micro-brewery affected the farmers that supply them? And 'hop terroir': can you identify the soil profile, or region where hops were grown?
The debate is an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges we all face, while celebrating great produce grown by British farmers.
Last year's cheese debate was the first event open to attendees of both Oxford conferences. This year, the beer debate joins a programme of fringe events designed to celebrate British farming. Tickets are free, but limited and went quickly last year. To make sure you get yours, register below:
Already going to Oxford Farming Conference? Reserve your beer ticket through their website.
- Emma Gilleland, Director of Brewing for Marstons PLC
- Greg Pilley, Owner of Stroud Brewery
- Rob Saunders, Agronomist for H.L. Hutchinson Ltd
- Will Godwin, Assistant Manager for Hampton Estate
- Chris Garratt, Head Malster and Managing Director at Warminster Maltings limited
- David Wilson LVO, Farm Manager at Duchy Home Farm
And chaired by Farming Today's, Anna Hill