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Obituary | The brewing industry personality and journalist Larry Nelson has died after a short illness aged 61. Larry will be missed dearly by family, friends, and colleagues.

In December 2022, the time had come: Doemens Managing Director Dr Werner Gloßner and Emmanuel Rurema, Managing Director, Advanced Helios Process Solutions Ltd, Kenya, signed the representative contract for the Africa region.


On December 16, 2022, a funeral service for the late Prof. Ludwig Narziß will take place in Freising. Further information is given below.


Obituary | Prof. Ludwig Narziß passed away on 29 November 2022 at the age of 97 after a short serious illness. After his apprenticeship and studies in Weihenstephan, Prof. Narziß worked at the Löwenbrauerei Munich from 1956 before returning to the TU Munich.


BarthHaas Grants | Hop specialist BarthHaas has announced the research prize winners of its BarthHaas Grants 2022. One grant goes to the scientists Natalia Svedlund and Dr. Frederico Magalhães of the Department of Brewing and Beverage Technology at Technische Universität Berlin, while another has been awarded to support the project run by Dr. Mathias Hutzler, Dr. Hubertus Schneiderbanger and Dr. Martin Zarnkow of the Research Center Weihenstephan for Brewing and Food Quality at the Technical University of Munich.


New Chairperson | The East Lothian family business PureMalt Products Ltd has appointed a new non-executive Chairperson to lead their Board of Directors. The company founder Bruce Turner MBE has served as the Chairman for fifty years. Mr Turner who is a well-known member of the Haddington and East Lothian business community will hand on the baton to Mark McDavid.


From stowaway to hectolitre millionaire | Rarely have triumph and tragedy been so close in a brewer’s life as with Adolph Coors. Starting with virtually nothing as an immigrant in the USA, he opened a brewery in no man’s land, and built it – after decades of hard work – into one of the largest breweries in the world. However, he was never truly happy despite all of his success. In part three of our series, Günther Thömmes portrays the remarkable life of this giant of brewing history.


Staff news | Alexander Lenz has taken on the newly created position of Head of Sales Key Account Management at Ziemann Holvrieka. In this role, Alexander Lenz is the main contact for international key customers from the brewing, beverage and liquid food industry.


The Brewers of Europe supports Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the overall stance taken by the European Parliament in its opinion adopted this evening (February 16), advocating a comprehensive approach to cancer that includes prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.


New representatives | The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, announced its 2022 board of directors, with five new representatives to the 21-person board.


Supporting diversity | In January 2022, Mariana da Silva Schneider, a brewer at Amager Bryghus (Brewery) in Denmark, was selected as the winner of the UC Davis “Pour it Forward” scholarship. The crowdfunded scholarship, designed to support diversity, leadership and cross-cultural understanding in the brewing industry, provides full enrollment into the prestigious online UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program. Schneider was selected from 31 applicants for the first annual Pour it Forward award.