Wow what a week that was. It was great to get out amongst the brewers who were able attend our Roadshow’s in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. To be able to share knowledge and skills with people within the industry is something that Gladfield is proud to be a part of.

The exceptional speakers Nick – Murphy & Son, Richard – Siebel Institute, Daniel – Lallemand, Dale – Clark Products and Mic – Eddyline Brewery were on hand to share their knowledge around Brewing aids, Water testing, yeast and training courses.

If you attended the Roadshows or you missed out we have a copy of the presentations made by the speakers that we can make avaiable for you, please give us a call on 03 325 4447, email us at info@gladfieldmalt.co.nz or to complete an enquiry form on our contact page click here.

THE INFO

Gladfield Malt will be hosting several free information roadshow’s for you to find out more about Lallemand yeasts, Murphy & Son brewing aids and Clark Products and how they can make your great beer even greater. We will also have as our Key Note Speaker – Mic Heynekamp from Eddyline Brewing in Nelson who will be sharing handy tips on water treatment and different techniques for basic lab testing in your brewery.

There will be representatives from Lallemand, Murphy & Son companies to talk about the products and how best to utilise them and to answer any question you may have. We will also have a representative from Clark Products (Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland venues only) to talk about cleaning chemicals & assisting brewers with technical enquiries.

We will have as our Key Note Speaker – Mic Heynekamp from Eddyline Brewing in Nelson who will be sharing handy tips on water treatment and different techniques for basic lab testing in your brewery at
each venue as well as the familiar knowledgeable faces of Doug & Gabi to talk about what’s coming up in the world of Gladfield Malt.

Complimentary gift bag for each booked space at all centres. Product samples will be on display at each venue, come along and find out more about products that improve your brews.

Light Lunch/nibbles provided.

At the conclusion of the information Roadshow booked attendees will be invited to join the Roadshow team for a beer or two at a local bar.

For more information please contact us at info@gladfieldmalt.co.nz or phone us on 03 325 4447 or 027 259 9461.

THE PEOPLE


Mic – Eddyline Brewing

Mic Heynekamp began brewing in 1991 as an underage university student pursuing his geology degree. Fast forward to 1996 when finalizing his graduate degree he came to the realization that working for Exxon was not of any interest and would rather open a brewpup in a small mountain town with his partner Molley who had an accounting degree for the intention of opening a restaurant. In 1999 Socorro Springs Brewing Co opened using a 1000L self-built brewery serving both Ales and Lagers with wood-fired pizzas. 10 years later through multiple expansions Eddyline was opened in Buena Vista, Colorado and in 2011 began canning their beers. Multiple medals including a World Beer cup Silver, A Great American Beer Fest Gold and a North American Beer Competition Gold caused demand for their beers to soar and despite plans to move to New Zealand being in the works they continued to grow Eddyline which produced 2 million litres in 2018. Eddyline in New Zealand opened in early 2016 and has just begun canning their beers for NZ distribution.

Throughout the breweries’ growth learning as much as possible about all things that can influence beer has been critical. The two biggest variables that are the most challenging to properly assess and influence have been water chemistry and yeast vitality. Water chemistry has one of the biggest influences on a beers character and can easily be altered IF an accurate water chemistry is available. Mic will discuss his tools for easy and affordable water testing. Yeast vitality and proper yeast pitching are essential for good ferments and Mic will also discuss his tools to quickly and easily perform yeast counts and discuss ways to manage yeast efficiently.

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Daniel – Lallemand Technical Manager

Daniel took great interest in quality and microbiology while working at Young Henry’s brewery in Sydney where he worked both in Brewing and Distilling. He soon became Head of Quality for Young Henry’s and during his years with the company setup QA and QC that many breweries see as the standard for Craft/Medium sized operations.
Daniel has studied at Siebel Institute of technology joint with white labs in San Diego and at VLB in Berlin focusing on Quality and Brewing Microbiology.
Currently employed as Technical Manager – Asia Pacific for Lallemand Brewing Daniel gets to troubleshoot with, and support hundreds of breweries in the region where he is in his element sharing his knowledge, experience, giving presentations and in-brewery training.
Dan sits on the IBA Quality Committee for the Independent Brewers Association, is Treasurer & Technical Officer – (BIRA) Brewing Inter-laboratory Reference Analyses and is contributing to the TAFE certificate III in Microbrewing course content delivered through TAFE NSW Ultimo Campus where he dons the black lab coat as a part time teacher of the course.

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Nick- Murphy & Son

After school in Edinburgh I graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 1983 with a brewing degree, joining James Shipstone & Sons, Nottingham as an Assistant Brewer. I was with them four years then joined Ruddles Brewery in Rutland, qualifying as Master Brewer in 1991 with the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. I left them in 1997, the same year I got married, joining Carlsberg Breweries in Copenhagen, Denmark where our twin sons were born in 1998. I brewed around the Carlsberg world, mainly Asia and Europe. My final posting with them in 2004 was to Carlsberg Tetley Brewery in Leeds before leaving in 2006 just before the brewery shut.

I joined Murphy & Son Ltd., Nottingham in 2007 and immediately set about building up their Export business using my international contacts at the time. I’m still working for them covering the north of England, Scotland & certain export markets.

I live near the city of Ripon, North Yorkshire with my wife Alex and divide my time spare time between fly fishing the Yorkshire Dales and beekeeping, a hobby I have followed for 26 years.

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Richard – Siebel Institute of Technology

Richard Dubé is a French Canadian residing in the US since 1993. Richard has been involved in the Brewing industry for 40years. He has a B.Sc. in Microbiology- Biochemistry, and earned an Associate Diploma from the Institute of Brewing, London, England (IOB then, IBD now).
Richard first worked with Molson Breweries in Quality Control and Research. Then he occupied various positions in all Production departments while with Labatt’s/Budweiser. Richard relocated to the US when offered the responsibilities of Product Development and Quality Control in several contract brewing sites under Boston Beer Company.
Two years after working at bringing the BBC culture to the newly acquired Sam Adams Brewery in Cincinnati, Richard partially retired from brewing in 2000. He completed his Master in Art of Teaching and taught high school science for the next ten years. During that time, Richard kept in touch with the industry as an adjunct teacher at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago.
In 2011, Richard actively returned to the brewing industry first as Brewmaster, then Vice-President Brewing and Quality for Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. Since 2014, Richard is the Siebel Director of Online Education, but also the proud co-founder and Brewmaster of Braxton Brewing Company in Covington, KY.

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Owen – Clark Products Ltd
will be speaking at Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland Roadshows

Owen Jacobsohn is a Junior Account Manager at Clark Products. Owen currently looks after a portfolio of 200 accounts & provides a wide range of chemical solutions to cater for customer requirements.
For the past 2 years, Owen has assisted the General Manager Dale Young by accommodating Brewers around New Zealand by supplying superior cleaning chemicals & assisting Brewers with technical enquiries.

Owen holds a Business degree, with a double major in Marketing and Human Resources which he obtained through Massey University.

Owen likes to think of himself as dedicated, reliable, self-motivated & easily to get along with. Building strong relationships with people is what he’s about.
He loves anything to do with Basketball & Beer, sometimes together. Please email

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