Bob Pease is the President & Chief Executive Officer for the Brewers Association. The Brewers Association is the trade association representing small and independent American Craft Brewers with over 4,900 brewery members.
As President and CEO he has led the charge to raise the awareness of small and independent brewers in Washington, D.C. helping establish the Brewers Association as the voice of small and independent brewers on Capitol Hill. In his current role since 2014, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the association.
Pease has a degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado. He is a member of American Society of Association Executives, a graduate of the Siebel Institute Professional Beer Tasting and Styles course and is a certified TIPS trainer. In 2015 Pease was named, “Beer Industry Person of the Year” by Brewbound and in 2018 Pease was named one of the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C. by The Hill.com.
Founder and director of the StiBON Beer Education in the Netherlands, which has helped spark the beer revolution in his home country. Henri is co-teacher for the beer and food lessons of StiBON and culinary journalist for Bier! magazine. He is also chairman of EBCU, the European Beer Consumers Union.
Shane Swindells is Head Brewer and Owner of The Cheshire Brewhouse, Congleton, Cheshire, England. Having worked in engineering for most of his working life, in various industries, but mainly Food, & Machine manufacturing, Shane Spent several years working at Molson Coors Burton Brewery, before founding his own brewery. Shane is very interested in provenance and Brewing history, & seeks to build the best wheel, rather than re-invent it. His recreation of a Historic Burton IPA recipe Govinda, Brewed with Heritage Chevallier, & Plumage Archer barley malts, won two & £ star Great taste awards in 2018 & was Judged the best Heirloom Barley Malt beer in the world at The RMI Analytics Heirloom Malt Brewing award 2018 in Nuremburg Germany.
…as managing director of the Society for Hop Research (GfH) I am pleased to participate in the Brewer Forum in Antwerp. I graduated with a Master of Brewing Science in Weihenstephan and have been Managing Director of the Bavarian Brewers’ Association since 2000. In 2007 I also took over the Malting Barley Community Germany. The raw materials for brewing beer have been my main activity for years and are very important to me. The associations I work for make a major contribution to breeding progress and competitiveness in the hop and malting barley growing regions and enable the brewing industry to be supplied with healthy and diverse raw materials for beer in the long term. I am pleased to be able to share my experience with you and look forward to exchanging ideas with you.