Consultancy Corner – Master Brewers Paul Buttrick and Derek Orford: Beer Dimensions
Paul Buttrick and Derek Orford, both qualified Master Brewers, have held senior positions in a number of breweries producing famous brands such as Boddingtons, Murphy’s Stout, Heineken, Stella Artois and Tooheys. Their experience covers all aspects of beer and brewing technology and know-how, supporting breweries in the UK and internationally.
Craft/Microbrewery Start-Up & Development
Paul and Derek have successfully supported a number of start-ups, both in the UK and Europe, from feasibility study all the way through to commissioning and ongoing support.
Process Design & Optimisation
This covers both new and existing plant, to improve beer quality, production efficiency, and capacity utilisation.
Years of experience, and the highest level of technical know-how, enable a service to be delivered for any quality issue, related to any aspect of the process.
Designing & Developing Recipes
Beer Dimensions has developed many award-winning brands from scratch, across a wide range of beer styles.
License & Franchise Brewing
Both partners have been closely involved as both licensors and licensees of big beer brands. Paul worked with Cobra Beer for a number of years, whilst Derek is currently supporting the international rollout of Toast Ale.
Beer Tasting & Flavour Profiling
As accredited tasters with a number of breweries, and experienced beer judges, both partners have a detailed understanding of beer flavour, and the process design and raw material selection needed to create something new or improve the drinker’s appreciation of your beer.
Promoting Beer & Beer and Food Matching
Derek qualified as a Beer Sommelier in 2013, teaches for the Beer Academy, and has run a number of successful beer and food events.
Aligning Brands with Consumer Needs
Paul and Derek have worked closely with Sales and Marketing teams to ensure brewers and marketers have a clear, unambiguous understanding of what the drinker is looking for and how this is to be delivered by the brewer.
Paul has written a number of well-regarded articles for brewing industry journals covering key parts of the brewing process.
Locum Brewing & Training
For breweries which need more sustained technical support, brewery leadership, or brewer development, Derek is available for longer assignments, both at home in the UK and abroad.
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Photos: MUSA Brewery, Lisbon, one of the many start-ups supported by Paul & Derek