Omnipollo was founded in Stockholm by #HenokFentie and #KarlGrandin in 2010.
A common friend of Henok and Karl saw that the two had similar views and introduced them to each other. We talked in our podcast about how they first discussed thei plans to set up a brewery and what has been essential in the first discussions.
Omnipollo has been Swedish a "#gypsy #brewery", meaning that the brewery designs and markets their beers, but the beers are physically brewed at other breweries. Henok and Karl have had a very clear view about this. Growing sustainably through regional partnership. A complicated but well thought through journey. Now Omnipollo reaches a new milestone by creating an own brewery/church. The house of Omnipollo is ready and the first beers are running out of the brewery.
In the last part of the podcast we talk about the endgame and where Henok sees Omnipollo going forward.
I couldn`t have wished for a more open and frank talk. Henok is an inspiring entrepreneur in the beer industry and I think there is bright future for Henok, Karl and #Omnipollo.
Thomas Tyrell the Brewing Nomad has collected so much brewing knowledge over the years. In this podcast we are discussion the term Craft and why it is so often missunderstood. He takes his knowledge from VLB, Craft brewing projects and the Stone brewing time and refelcts on topics like:
- The definition of CRAFT
- Is it essential that craft involves manual work? Especially as the word Handwerk very specifically relates to manual work.
- Why do we find handmade products so appealing?
Or is CRAFT just a terminology for a movement? And what does it want to achieve?
This and a lot more, including the 7 standard Questions.
Zijn er afleveringen die ontbreken?
Elisa Raus from Germany is the winner of the sixth World Championship of Beer Sommeliers which took place on September 27, 2019 in Rimini, Italy. Due to corona the 2 year title will be extended into 2022.
The 30-year-old Head of Media at the Störtebeker Brewery from Stralsund, Germany, is the first female winner in this contest. We talked about the role of the beer sommelier andwhat it takes to become a Beer sommelier?
In our conversation we talk about the profession as a beer sommelier and how it compares to a wine sommelier. Can it become a full time job and can someone make a living as a beer sommelier?
Elisa succeeds in giving an emotional and engaging beer presentation and has a mission to convince as many persons as possible of enjoying a beer for any occasion. She has definately convinced me during our talk and I`m sure you´ll enjoy this podcast with Elisa.
David and I have a great chat about. How creativity is key to his success story and who has inspired him throughout his career.
It is an unusual story, from studying Art as a German in the Netherlands to become a craft brewer in China. It has been a bumpy but fascinating road, we talk about how David and his partnerdeveloped their first 2 beers based on local ingredients and everything they could find on the local market.
At the end we cover 7 questions about David:
Question 1: What’s something you’ve learned in navigating through this uncertainty?
Question 2: What has been the best advice you have been given?
Question 3. Which part of running running your own business do you find as the hardest?
Question 4: What do you do differently than most other people?
Question 5: How do you proceed when there’s no right answer?
Question 6: What future opportunities will be born from recent events?
Question 7: What small change has made a big difference in your life?
“I have the dust of the malt in my blood” says Michele Cason President of the Asso Birra
The Italian beer market
The Italian beer market has grown over 29% from 2009until 2019. All segements of the market have grown. Craft, Imports and exports, why? Michele will explain during the Podcast and also gives an outlook why the Italian beer market remains attractive even though we have seen a recent setback in 2020.
How the culture of beer competely changed in Italy
“Italian people want to know abou the Terroire, the heritage and the people behind the brand/beer” Italy has now more than 7000 beers and the Italians seem to be still thirsty for more variety of choice.
#beer #craftbeer #beerindustry #beermarkets
“Chinese beer market is preimmunizing incredibly fast” says Euan McLeish Managing Director Bernstein
Talking about the Chinese beer market
The Chinese beer market is just under 400m HL and as been stagnating to declining since 2014. The last couple of years there is a trend towards more premium offerings and it is developing incredibly fast.
Food delivery apps & online marketing
“If you know what people are eating through a food delivery app, you can than also put very interesting beverage offerings in front of them”
We close out our discussion talking about the forecasts of Willem van Waesberghe from Heineken and Jaap Rommelaar of Zoomagri.
#beer #craftbeer #beerindustry #beermarkets
Andries chats to Willem van Herreweghe. Willem is on the Board of the famous Timmermans brewery and works as a technical advisor for a number of breweries across the globe.
An absolute Beer expert who has a deep passion for brewing and understanding the history of beer. He invested very early in a brewery in Poland and currently advises a brewery in China. He has such a broad knowledge of the industry and therefore a must listen too for all beer industry lovers.
#podcast #craftbeer #timmermansbrewery #beeriam #barrelaged
Daniel Trivelli is the founder of the Copa Cervezas de América (CCA) founded in 2011. Before founding the CCA he worked at Maltexco, as Sales Manager, where he developed Malt sales in the USA and Mexico, developing a strong networks within the beer industry in the American continent.
The competition in which more than 1,800 brewers from all over the world participated, awards a total of 180 medals in various categories. The events business has been badly hit by the covid-19 implications. Daniel is confident about the future and explains South America remains to be excited about craft beer and how he reinvented their business to accomodate the situtaion.
In 2015 Daniel also founded the first beer institute in the Spanish speaking Latin America. With the clear goal to improve the technical expertise and knowledge of the craft brewers and to foster the craft beer culture along beer lovers.
Daniel has inspired many brewers across the world and I hope you`ll enjoy another inspring beer story.
Heineken has been around for over 140 years and is one of the most globally recognized beer brands today. The brewing process consisting of utilizing only four ingredients: Malt, hops, Yeast and water and still there are so many secrets to be discovered. I spoke to Willem van Waesberghe, Heineken’s Global Brew Master to learn about his journey within Heineken. He is with Heineken since 1995 and eight years as the global head brewer.
He loves beer and talks about the beers you`ll find in his fridge. These days you`ll also find a Heineken 0.0 in his fridge. Willem explained how commerce and marketing drove the agenda on 0.0 and the technicalities of developing a great alcohol free beer that can carry the name Heineken.
13th Generation brewery owner: Jan Paul Rutten
Spending a morning in the south of Holland, Limburg, in the most sustainable brewery was an absolut delight. 13th Generation brewery owner Jan Paul Rutten took the time to talk about the story of Gulpener.
For a brewery owner, Jan Paul had an unusual career. He studied Medicine and worked for several years as a doctor until he joined the board of Gulpener and felt there is a chance to change something for the positive.
We are diving in the sustainability agenda of Gulpener through local sourcing of barley, hops and building a new brewery for the next Generations. We also discuss the difficulties of being relatively small and still trying to get this beautiful story across to the consumers.
In this podcast I had the chance to spend a morning with Michel Ordeman the head of church at Jopen brewery in Haarlem (the Netherlands). Michel and his wife Lydian have founded the company and grew it to probably one of the most succesful craft brwers in the Netherlands.
During this podcast you`ll learn about how it all started and what the challanges have been. Where he is standing today after and what his future plans are with the business. He explains how is growing the team and setting the guard rails for further national and international growth.
Jef Versele, the 6th generation owner of van Steenberge brewery talks about taking over the business and investing in quality to sustain in the market for quality belgium beers.
The company was founded in 1784 as “de Peer” and it`s flagship brands are Augustijn, Piraat and the Gulden Draak. Jef talks about everything that inspires him, the difficulty in the Corona phase and the importance of family. A great story of an entrepreneur in the beer industry.
Podcast with Jef Versele of van Steenberge brewery. Just a short teaser before Publishing next week the full Episode.
The world of malting is often hidden for many consumers and not transparent at all. Daniel huvet a former CEO of the one of the largest malting Groups, Malteurop, talks About his views. In the first section we talk about him joining the malt Industry and the early M&A in France. In second section we talk About the Impact of COVID-19 on the brewing and the malting Industry. In the last section Daniel Reviews his experence in China and Vietnam and the lessons he learned. Well worth it to listen into this podcast.
#malt #brewing #crafbrewing #malteurop #corona # Mergers #acquisitions #ceo #france
COMING SOON: We`ll publish the 3rd Podcast on the 04.06.20.
#maltindustry #beerindustry #Impactcovid19
I am joined by Jaap Rommelaar, who will be my guest today as we talk about his career, Ag-startup Zoomagri and his views on the current market. So, stick around at Beer I AM. www.zoomagri.com
A couple of thoughts on the most development recent developments in the brewing Supply chain