Draught Beer Quality for Retailers

In our first Power Hour of 2015, three draught quality experts take us on a tour of the Brewers Association’s newest resource, Draught Beer Quality for Retailers. These experts present the four major sections of the publication, highlighting key takeaways in each:

  • Key considerations and components: What should your system look like?
  • Proper operation of your draught system
  • Draught system cleaning and maintenance
  • Case studies and economics of line cleaning

The group also discusses the genesis of this new retailer-focused publication from earlier work done by the BA’s draught beer quality subcommittee, along with some of the quality issues we face as an industry.


Neil Witte, Training and Technical Support Manager, Duvel USA, Boulevard Brewing Co. and Brewery Ommegang

Matt Meadows, Director of Field Quality, New Belgium Brewing Company

Kevin Reed, Director of Brewing Operations, Rock Bottom Breweries, CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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