Tom Newman – Bio

Tom Newman was accredited as a Beer Academy Sommelier in 2012, and in doing so was the 1st appointed in Wales. His dedication to beer and its use in a sustainable- quality driven manner is seen throughout his work in the industry over the past decade. After receiving a chartership as a Water Engineer, he has sucessfully grown a garage sized brewery into an award winning organic brewery selling beers globally…

Qualifications:

BSC/ MSC MCIWEM Water Engineering

BREWING CERTIFICATE, BREWLAB

ADVANCED BREWING  MICROBIOLOGY, VLB – BERLIN

ACCREDITED BEER SOMMELIER, BEER ACADEMY, IBD

GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN DISTILLING, IBD

Recipe Awards:

Rate Beer: Best beer in Wales 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

SIBA WALES/ WEST: OVER  A DOZEN GOLDS INCLUDING OVERALL WINNER AND RUNNER UP IN 20012 http://www.siba.co.uk/events/regional-competitions/wales-west/2013-2

SIBA NATIONAL: GOLD/ SILVER

CAMRA: NUMBEROUS REGINAL GOLDS

Brewing Employment History:

1991: Butcombe Brewery, Somerset (brew worker)

1995-2005: Design Engineer/ Manager –Ove Arup (Water Engineering)

2005-2008: Newmans brewery (head brewer)

2008-2016: Celt Experience (head brewer)

2013-2016: Eccentric Gin (distillery manager)

2016 onwards: Lines Brew Co (Head Brewer)