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Guild seminar: Malt – Past, Present and Future

  • 24th May, 2019
  • 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

8.45 am start, Norwich station.  4.30 pm finish, Norwich venue. (Note: it will be possible to join the event for lunch and afternoon sessions)

Our thanks to Greene King for generously contributing to the funding for this event.

As the beer focus worldwide pans out from hops to all ingredients, find out why great malt sits at the heart of every good beer. Head to Norfolk, the barley heartland of Britain for this malt event chaired by Pete Brown, Guild chair and author of Miracle Brew.  Visit the Maris Otter mother field; turn the sprouting grain on Crisp’s traditional floor maltings and see why its new speciality malting facility is a gamechanger.

Head back to Norwich for lunch, then hear from Crisp’s Colin Johnston and Carl Heron who will guide you through a present-day malt, wort and beer tasting.  Guild member Roger Protz will then introduce Dr Neil Faulkner (Time Team, Timewatch) who will give a talk on excavating the oldest known malthouse in Britain. Finally we’ll hear from John Innes Centre with an update on the latest barley research.

Exact timings and more details on speakers will be released soon. Tickets, regardless of whether you come for just the morning, just the afternoon or the whole day including lunch: £15.95, to help cover costs, and are available from our online shop

This event is open to members of the Guild and the Brewery History Society. With limited spaces, to reserve your spot, please email

Timed to coincide with the start of Norwich’s City of Ale festival, all are welcome to join the City of Ale launch party in Norwich on Thursday 23 May. Please email for more details or to be added to the guest list.


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