BarthHaas Grants winners 2022, back row (l. to r.): Thomas Raiser (member of the BarthHaas management team), Dr. Martin Zarnkow and Dr. Mathias Hutzler. Front row: Dr. Christina Schönberger (head of the Brewing Solutions team at BarthHaas), Natalia Svedlund and Dr. Hubertus Schneiderbanger (Photo: BarthHaas)

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.

In the future, Alexander Lenz will be in charge of Ziemann Holvrieka’s key customers (Photo: Ziemann Holvrieka)

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.

Brewers Association: Board of directors 2022 (Photo: BA)

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.

GLOW–Global Ladies of Wort (GLOW)members celebrate their first collaboration (Photo: Olle Thorup)

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.

Dr. Mark Schneeberger, GEA

Developers want feedback | On October 1, 2020, Dr. Mark Schneeberger assumed leadership of Application Development Beverage & Beer at GEA in Kitzingen, Germany. He succeeded Dr. Rudolf Michel, who went into well-deserved retirement at the end of March 2021. BRAUWELT interviewed Dr. Schneeberger about his new position, one year on.

BarthHaas Management: Peter Hintermeier (left), Regine Barth, Oliver Bergner (Photo: BarthHaas)

Management changes | At the end of 2021, BarthHaas completed the final step in the transition from an owner-managed to an owner-controlled company, which will see the Barth family moving onto a supervisory board and the appointment of two new managing directors. Oliver Bergner and Peter Hintermeier, both long-serving members of the management team, will take over as managing directors of BarthHaas GmbH & Co. KG.

Craft beer sign (Photo: Tom Quandt on Unsplash)

The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers, hired Julia Herz as the executive director of the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA), the BA’s homebrewing division. She started her new job on December 1.

Neon lights of a handshake

BarthHaas | BarthHaas has appointed Prof. Dr. Mirja Steinkamp and Dr. Philipp Ramin as external members of its newly established board of directors. By creating this board, which will commence its activities in the fourth quarter of 2021, the global hops marketer is further preparing the ground for generational change.

Two people working with laptops and pencil (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)

Managing Partner | First Key, a brewery consulting firm working around the world for over 30 years, has announced that Chris Barrow, an industry leading executive, will join the team. His new role will be Managing Partner with First Key Capital Advisors, the investment advisory group at First Key Consulting.

Prof. Ludwig Narziß

Brewing in the last 75 years | The brewing industry has drastically changed over the past 160 years, especially since the Second World War, i.e. in the last 75 years. What was the situation like in Weihenstephan? What was it like to study at that time? In companies, which technical equipment did brewers returning from the war and their successors have to work with? And who better to tell us about it all than Prof. Ludwig Narziß, an internationally renowned expert in the field of brewing technology, who experienced this first hand…

Walk on the wild side | At the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21, Prof. Brian Gibson accepted a new position at the TU Berlin as professor and head of the department Fachgebiet Brau- und Getränketechnologie (Chair for Brewing and Beverage Technology). His research focus is on brewing yeasts and their influence on fermentation and beer quality. In an interview with BRAUWELT, Prof. Gibson explains what developments can be expected in the field of yeast research in the coming years.

Nuremberg: old town, church and castle (Photo by Jonathan Wolf on Unsplash)

Change at the top | BarthHaas is restructuring its top management: Stephan Barth, managing partner since 1992, moves from executive management to the Board of Directors. His cousin Regine Barth becomes the sole managing director of BarthHaas GmbH & Co. KG.

Michel Doukeris (right) and Carlos Brito toast with two bottles of beer

Change at the top | At the beginning of July 2021, Michel Doukeris assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, succeeding Carlos Brito, who has stepped down after 15 years as CEO.

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