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Brian Hodgson

Brian Hodgson

Brian was born in the UK, but grew up and was schooled in Zimbabwe. He joined South African Breweries as a laboratory technician, and later became a brewing trainee. He passed the Master Brewers Examination of the Institute of Brewing (now IBD) and then transferred by SAB from Zimbabwe to South Africa as the brewer overseeing the construction and commissioning a new brewery.

During his 42 years with the company, he worked in 6 of SAB's breweries as a brewing manager, and ultimately as brewmaster. He is particularly proud of winning the best beer award in Burton-on-Trent for the Black Label beer submitted from the brewery where he was brewmaster in 1998.

One of his great passions during his career was training brewers, and since retirement he has mentored 40 brewing trainees, 4 of whom are now brewing managers in South Africa with AB-InBev.


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Chicago, Illinois 60607
United States of America




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Brian teaches in the following courses:


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