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Opening Note

An introductory note from David providing an overview of the speakers and topics being covered at the Australian Trade Tasting conference.

David Lipman

David’s passion for beer began in 2002 as a Cellarman at The Whitehorse on Parson’s Green and The Porterhouse Covent Garden, two institutions for great local and imported beer in London.

In 2007 David founded Beer & Brewer magazine and and finished up as Publisher/Editor in May 2014 with Issue 28.

David has published as Editor-in-Chief five books on beer, including Ultimate Beer Guide Australia & NZ (2011), Craft Beer Trade Buyers Guide Australia (2012), Breweries of Australia: A History 2nd Edn (2012), Best 100 Beers Australia (2013) and Beer Buyers’ Guide Australia & NZ (2013). David has also published booklets on beer & food matching for Beer & Brewer magazine (Annual Cookbook series) and BBQ School.

David has launched three major trade and consumer beer events including Beer & Brewer Expo (2009, Melbourne), Beer & Brewer Awards (2010, Sydney) and Beer & Brewer Conference (2012, Melbourne).

David has conducted numerous masterclasses on beer and cider, including at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Good Drop Gallery (2007), Royal Melbourne Show (2008) and Taste Festivals Australia in Melbourne and Sydney (2013-2014).

David also hosts Corporate Beer & Cider Tastings (with canapes matched) for companies (to entertain clients, prospects and staff) in various industry sectors including Engineering, Accounting and Law, held at venues including The Sydney Opera House, Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, and within company offices across Australia.

David is now Founder/Director of Drinks Hub, an exporter of Australian premium drinks, including craft beer, cider, spirits, wine sachets.