Matt Williams

Diploma Graduate

What inspired you to do the Brewlab course?

I had heard good things about the Brewlab courses and felt that the longevity and experience of the company would offer me the best chance to learn more about the brewing industry. I have always enjoyed drinking beer, but wanted to know how to make it too!

What areas of the Brewlab course were most beneficial to you?

Many aspects were beneficial to me but what I liked the most was the practical experience of devising my own recipes and also getting to experience working life at some local breweries.

How beneficial did you find the practical side of the Brewlab course?

Extremely beneficial and it definitely complements the theoretical side to actually get some practical experience and put what you’ve learned into practice.

Was there a part of the course you particularly liked/enjoyed?

I enjoyed all aspects of the course, but my favourites were brewing and also working at various breweries. Now I feel like I am an expert at cleaning out mash tuns!

Aside from the educational aspects, I really enjoyed exploring the north east of England and now feel that I am a connoisseur when it comes to appreciating the fine northern delicacy that is curry, rice and chips!

Where do you work now?

I am in the process of getting my beers contract brewed and this is something I will press ahead with soon. I have done some collaboration brews with some breweries here in Sweden and they have been well received by those who have tried them.

Do you have a recipe you are most proud of?

A pale and refreshing beer with elderflower in it is my crowning moment thus far! It’s fairly simple in terms of how it’s made but sometimes simplicity is all you need.

What plans do you have for the future?

I am planning to launch my beers in Sweden and then see what the future brings. The knowledge I have gained from the Brewlab course will stand me in good stead.

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