Economic Development growth and the craft beer industry
3 September @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm$25 – $30
The forum will explore the growth of the craft beer industry and its alignment with tourism and food / beverage industries, local urban / regional revitalisation along with the creation of value adding to niche agriculture products.
Portland Oregon USA based Brewer Trever Bass will provide a background on Portland, Oregon, which is now arguably the world’s greatest beer city. The United States is now home to over 5,000 craft breweries. The emergence and growth of the modern-day craft brewery in the United States is a relatively recent phenomenon. In 1985, there were only 37 craft breweries in the United States.
Astoria Oregon USA based Chef Chris Holen will provide a case study of the turnaround of Astoria’s economy based on the development of local food and beverage industries.
Dr Doug Stewart the Malting Manager from Coopers Brewery Limited who are Australia’s oldest family owned and run brewery will discuss the opportunities for growth following the opening of their new $65 million malting plant at its Regency Park brewery in Adelaide, a move which will help to underpin the family-owned company’s long-term future. The 13,000 sq m plant is considered the most technically advanced in the world and is the the largest single investment in Coopers’ 155-year history.
Kate Henning Brewer and founder of Smiling Samoyed brewery in 2012 with her husband Simon Dunstone will discuss the experiences of establishing a craft brewery and growth opportunities.
Event will be followed by networking and tasting from 5pm to 6pm.