Alison takes up exciting new role at Brewlab

After 20 years managing the Brewlab laboratory we are delighted to announce that Alison Douglas (née Hedley) has moved onto an exciting new role here at Brewlab – heading up our external services.

Running a busy brewery takes time and commitment and clients often find it difficult to leave the brewery to access training or tackle specific production issues.

That’s why we’re bringing the beer boffin to you!

A vastly experience microbiologist and analysis expert Alison will share her knowledge and expertise directly with you, on-site, at your brewery.

Installing a laboratory can be expensive and most breweries would much rather spend the money on new brewing equipment or ingredients. But if you are to grow and be successful you must get to grips with the science behind brewing and that’s were Alison comes in (quite literally!).

“I start by undertaking a survey of your brewery, skills and knowledge this includes a confidential discussion about any brewing issues you may be having.” Says Alison. “We then make a detailed recommendation about the best way to forward. Tailored specifically to your set-up.”

“Sometimes the solution to a problem is simple and if we can solve it there and then we do. But other times the answer requires more in-depth analysis but with Brewlab’s years of experience you can be confident that we have the expertise to solve any challenge.”

So whether you have aspirations to expand or you just want to brew better beer. Brewlab’s external services can deliver workable solutions that are right for you and your business.

Business Development Manager Alison Douglas (née Hedley) discusses the benefits of Brewlab’s external services.

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Conor leads the lab team

We are delighted to announce Conor McClay has been promoted to the role of Laboratory Manager. Conor has worked for Brewlab for 5 years and now heads up our expert lab team providing a range of routine analysis, bespoke compliance packages as well as expert yeast services. “I am delighted to be leading Brewlab’s lab team.” Says Conor.

“The UK brewing industry has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, particularly in the craft beer sector. But not every brewery can afford their own laboratory or to have expert analysis teams on their staff.

So our team are here to help.

These are exciting times and I am looking forward to working with clients helping them increase their knowledge and grow their businesses.”

Laboratory Manager Conor McClay discusses Brewlab’s professional analysis services and the value they can deliver to your brewery.

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