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Fermentation Live Panel Discussion with Emma Inch & Guests


We will be discussing pricing for cask ale with a guest panel of some seriously interesting and knowledgeable beer people. This event is open to the public and completely free to attend - please join us and bring you questions.


Jane Peyton
Jane Peyton is an award-winning beer sommelier, drinks educator, writer, broadcaster, pub expert, and public speaker. She is the founder of the School of Booze – a drinks consultancy and corporate events production company. Jane was the UK’s first accredited Pommelier (cider sommelier) and Britain's first Beer Sommelier of the Year. She is the instigator and driving force of the UK’s annual national beer day – Beer Day Britain (June 15th). She is a former Imbibe Magazine Drinks Educator of the Year. For her beer work she was awarded the title Outstanding Individual Achievement in Beer from the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Britain’s All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. Jane is the author of eight non-fiction books including ‘Drink: A Tippler’s Miscellany’ and ‘Beer o’ Clock’.
Her favourite place to be is in the pub drinking beer with friends.
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James Hayward
Head Brewer and Director of Iron Pier Brewery in Gravesend, Kent where they specialise in cask beer, Iron Pier are currently focused on bringing the barrel ageing programme into cask. James previously ran Caveman Brewery and as such has been Head Brewer at a cask focused brewery for the last 7 years.

Gary Sillence
Gary Sillence is the Brewer & Founder of Brighton Bier. Established in 2012, Brighton Bier brew a range of Pale Ales, Stout & Porters for keg & cask dispense with a focus on local distribution and export to select partners in Italy, France and Spain.