2021 Hop Harvest Updates and Technical Discussion: Greater ASIA

September 30 at 10:00 – 11:30 AM Beijing CST (PST : Sept 29th at 7pm)

Our 2021 Asia Hop & Brew School program includes:

  • » A 2021 crop update from YCH’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Bryan Pierce
  • » An in-depth presentation from YCH’s Technical team on their latest research in survivable hop compounds, biotransformation and how to get the most aroma out of your hops
  • » A roundtable discussion with brewing expert panelists from various Asia regions
  • » An opportunity for open Q&A

Grab your paper, pencil and a beer, and join us for this virtual educational experience from the comfort of your home or brewery. We look forward to answering all of your hop and brewing questions!


Sep 30 2021


Beijing CST
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Andrew Gamble
    Andrew Gamble
    Lead Brewer -Gorilla Brewing Company

    Head Brewer, Gorilla Brewing Company, Busan, South Korea
    o Hometown: Fredericton, NB 🇨🇦
    o Favorite Gorilla Beer: Sour IPA/Newing/BA IMP
    o Guilty Pleasure: Ice Cream – half gallon- eat in one sitting while watching Rick and Morty
    o Proudest Accomplishment: Organizing my 8TB comic book library (and not selling my real collection of ~25,000 issues…yet)
    o How I started at 🦍I brought Paul (CEO/Owner/Head Brewer) a hand sculpted banana 🍌 as an interview bribe.

  • Bryan Pierce
    Bryan Pierce
    Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

    Bryan Pierce is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, he has been with Yakima Chief Hops for three years and originally came from a background in the food industry. I has his Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Working closely with all the sales staff in North America for Yakima Chief Hops, he organizes and plans Yakima Chief’s Hop Selection program during harvest. Bryan is a passionate homebrewer as well in his free time. Making mead and beer for six year. He truly enjoys making any beer with excessive amounts of hops in it, Saison and of course, any kind of Mead!

  • Carl Zhuang
    Carl Zhuang
    Technical Sales Manager - YCH
  • Chih Chien Hsu (David)
    Chih Chien Hsu (David)
    Regional Sales Manager SE Asia
  • Jim Lambert
    Jim Lambert
    Director of Business Development - Asia

    Jim Lambert is the Director of Business Development, Asia at Yakima Chief Hops. Most of Jim’s career has been spent in Asia, primarily China, with two different stints of living and working in the region. When not traveling in Asia, he can be found fishing in the Harpeth River in Franklin, Tennessee.

  • John Wei
    John Wei
    o Founder and Yeast Whisperer at Brewlander

    o Founder and Yeast Whisperer at Brewlander
    o Bio – John has been home brewing since 2008 and is a founding member of Singapore Homebrew Club (SHC). He was a multiple award winner at iBREW Challenge in 2013/14/15 and has accumulated a significant loyal following. John was endorsed as the Asian representative for Beer Judge Certificate Program (BJCP) in 2015 and has since been a regular Examination Proctor in BJCP examinations. Brewlander was founded in 2016 on John’s passion and our beers made debut in 2017.

  • Joshua Wurzbacher
    Joshua Wurzbacher
    Regional Sales Manager - Mid Atlantic Region
  • Percy Lam
    Percy Lam
    VP Asia Sales - YCH
  • Shiro Yamada
    Shiro Yamada
    CEO Far Yeast Brewing Company / Far Yeast Brewing 株式会社

    Founder and Managing Director of Far Yeast Brewing Company in Japan.
    After working for several dotcom startups, entered into the beer world by setting up Far Yeast Brewing in 2011.
    Far Yeast was started as a contract brewer with no physical brewery but ended up with established 30HL brewhouse brewery in Yamanashi Japan in 2017.
    The brewery is equipped with a canning line as well as bottle condition and barrel aging rooms.
    The company has 3 taprooms, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Atami.

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