Social programme

Monday 9 July - Welcome Reception - The Hemsley

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An evening reception will be held on Monday 9 July in The Hemsley at the University of Nottingham. 



Wednesday 11 July - Conference Dinner - Nottingham Conference Centre

The 3 course conference dinner will be held on Wednesday 11 July at Nottingham Conference Centre.


Wednesday 11 July - Excursion

A Flavour of the Amazing British Beer Scene

Award-winning beer writer, broadcaster and judge, Pete Brown, presents British beer. He joins the team at Nottinghamʼs celebrated Castle Rock Brewery to offer a glorious mix of history, accounts of the emerging craft beer scene, technical insights into brewing and amusing anecdotes. 

Pete and the brewers will take you through a range of beer-styles, looking at the impact of ingredients on colour, flavour, aroma, body, mouthfeel and ʽfinishʼ. They will highlight the difference between cask-conditioned ales (with their iconic hand pumps) and keg, bottled and canned beers.

This tutored tasting, led by one of worldʼs foremost experts and commentators, will open your mind and expose your taste buds to the complexities (as well as the joys!) of the countryʼs beers.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]: 
    30 April 2018
  • Early registration deadline [EXTENDED]:
    4 June 2018
  • Exhibitor deadline:
    4 June 2018
  • Registration deadline [EXTENDED]:
    29 June 2018

Latest news

  • There has been recent news of fraudulent activity in relation to this conference. For more information please click here. (17.05.2018)
  • A provisional overview of the programme is now available online (06.06.2018)
  • The full programme, abstract book and handbook is now available online (03.07.2018)