We had 3 speakers confirmed for our 4th Nerdnite.
We normally have a wide range of topics for our talks, we made an exception this time and it was all about beer.
The first speaker to confirm was Ron Beatson from Plant and Food Research, all the way from Motueka, giving us a summary of the hop breeding programme in NZ, which will include: Hop Botany 101, main features of hops, the history of the NZ hop industry, NZ hop growing & production, chemistry & brewing and development of NZ bred cultivars.
We also had Brent Westein from SOBA, the Society Of Beer Advocates talking about what SOBA is about and some of the changes in the Auckland beer scene in the past few years (good, but not as fast as Wellington, grumble mutter mutter grumble).
And for the bits in between we had Master Brewer Albrecht von Wallmoden, with everything else you need to know.