2024 Presenters
A selection of experts in the craft beer industry that are influencing the industry worldwide. Both international and local experts that will give you an insight into what can be achieved in the industry and what is still to come to South Africa:
Peter Bouckaert
USA

Peter is currently brewmaster and co-owner of Purpose Brewing and Cellars in Fort Collins, Colorado and has run BierBouckaert Consult international since 2017.

He started to love beer while growing up in Belgium and studied brewing engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He went on to become brewmaster in Rodenbach for almost 10 years. He also worked with Brewery De Gouden Boom and started his own brewpub, De Zwingel in Harelbeke in 1994. In 1996 he moved to the US to join New Belgium Brewing where he was brewmaster until 2017. This fast growing, always expanding brewery was really a fun ride culminating in the design build and start up of the new brewery in Asheville.

He has gained various expertise along the way, from brewing/distilling to being a Black Belt Six Sigma in quality, a board member for various breweries and trade organizations, to being a small business owner on two continents. He has published on sour beers, fermentation modeling and metabolomic profiling of beer as well as speleology and caves. Together with Dick Cantwell he wrote the book “Wood and Beer, a brewers guide”.

Peter is happily married to Frezi and has two sons, Wout and Jo Wolf.

Ulrike Genz
Germany

After studying civil engineering in Weimar and a few years in the profession, Uli began studying brewing technology at the TU Berlin. As part of a student research project, she discovered the REAL Berliner Weisse and this beer style has stuck with her ever since. With Schneeeule Braurei, founded in 2016, Ulrike Genz is trying to do nothing other than give Berlin back a piece of its culture and history: Berliner Weisse. Not only one of the oldest but probably also the most misunderstood beer style in the world.

Kevin Conroy
Nigeria

For over 14 years Kevin Conroy has delivered business and development consulting across Africa and Asia. He quit Afghanistan in 2011 after escaping the secret police and found his way to Kano, Northern Nigeria. After several projects helping over a million Nigerian’s increase their incomes and secure jobs, the Emir of Kano honoured him with the Hausa title ‘Kabiru Bature’. He gave this up for the love of craft beer in 2017. Kevin and his neighbour James started the country’s first Craft Brewery from their apartment using local sorghum, spices and fruits. In 2021, Bature Brewery open in Lagos, Africa’s biggest city and the brewery now holds Africa Beer Cup and World Beer Awards.

Adam Dulye
USA

Adam Dulye is a global thought leader in pushing the boundaries of food and beer pairings and bringing beer to the dinner table. A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Dulye directs and inspires craft beer kitchens and dining events across the U.S., educating guests on the compatibility of fine beer and contemporary cuisine. His restaurants The Monks Kettle & The Abbots Cellar were multiple-time San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 restaurant and James Beard Award Semi-Finalist. Dulye is frequent speaker, a contributor to multiple cookbooks and articles, and is co-author of The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food. In 2008, Dulye and the Brewers Association met over a beer. Today, Dulye contributes to multiple projects at the Brewers Association promoting, advocating, educating, and elevating beer (and food).

More presenters to still be announced soon!

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