Kaylyn Kirkpatrick, Brewers Association (BA) Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator, has been selected to speak in an upcoming eCornell Keynotes presentation. Facilitated by eCornell, Cornell University’s online education department, eCornell Keynotes are live, interactive learning events that bring thought leadership to an online global audience.
Kirkpatrick, along with Doug Miller, Lecturer at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, will present The New Norm for Brewers – Safety, Quality, and Fresh Opportunities. The focus of the keynote will address finding ways to maintain and elevate a high standard of quality and service in a climate where demand is unpredictable and purchasing habits have shifted from inside the taproom to mail order, curbside pickup, and grocery store shelves. Additional discussion will consider varied social restrictions, evolving consumer preferences, and the challenges of restarting after a prolonged shutdown.
Before starting at the BA, Kaylyn managed the Cornell University Brewing Extension program, which provides analytical lab services, educational content, and brewing resources to the craft beer community in New York state. Kaylyn earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in food science from Oregon State University, where she studied in the Brewing Science Lab. She has a brewing and distilling diploma from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London, and previously worked as a beer chemist at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Registration for the event on May 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET is free. More details and a link to register can be found here.