Chuck Skypeck

  1. Next stop in Nuremberg is Brau Beviale—networking with equipment and ingredient suppliers to keep up with the latest innovations and information available to BA members.
  2. Attending Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei, Third Annual Microbrewers Symposium, in Nuremberg, Germany.
  3. Presenting with a panel of brewers at the Great Lakes Water Conference on the BA Sustainability Manuals.
  4. In Missoula, speaking to Montana Brewers Association members on “Brewers Association Best Practices – Current and Future Initiatives.”
  5. Visiting growers and processors of hops and malt in Colorado.
  6. Chris Swersey and I are attending MBAA/ASBC Brewing Summit in Chicago.

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BA Releases Statement on Date Lot Coding

The Brewers Association Technical Committee has released a statement addressing best practices in date lot coding for craft brewers. In short the document states that it is in the best interest of craft brewers, distributors, importers, …More

California Keg Legislation Sets a Precedent for Other States

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 2203, landmark legislation that makes it illegal for any person to obliterate, mutilate or mark out the manufacturers name on a metal keg without the written consent of the manufacturer. Sponsored by the California Craft Brewers Association, the legislation builds upon existing laws …More

BA Raises the Bar with New Seminars at Draught Quality Workshop

Registration is now open for the Draught Beer Quality Workshop at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival®. Developed by the Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee, the workshop, slated for Friday, October 3, will benefit anyone in the beer industry with a stake in delivering high quality draught beer.

Barley Market: Changing Before Our Eyes

Chris Swersey, technical brewing projects coordinator for the Brewers Association looks at the possible effects of the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board, the 2011 crop and the future of the barley market.