Industry Updates

Josh Van Zee Joins BA Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Van Zee to the draught beer quality subcommittee. Josh has worked at New Belgium Brewing Company since 2002, initially as kegging operator and packaging …More

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Now Accepting Proposals for 2017 Research Grants

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that proposals for funding 2017 research are now being accepted. Applications are being collected online until July 31, 2016. An overview document is available that walks applicants through the online form, and allows applicants to gather …More

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Role of Distributors in Managing Beer Quality

A single case or keg of beer passes through so many hands on its way from a brewery’s packaging line to the consumer’s glass: the delivery vehicle en route to the distributor, the distributor warehouse and …More

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Now Accepting Proposals for Draught Line Cleaning Study

The Brewers Association (BA) is currently accepting proposals from vendors to conduct a project that will create a deeper understanding of draught beer line soiling and validate or disprove current draught line cleaning recommendations found in …More

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Brewers Association Quality Subcommittee Expands

The Brewers Association (BA) quality subcommittee has recently expanded with the addition of three new members—Lindsay Barr, Robert Christiansen and Patrick Jansen. Lindsay Barr is sensory specialist at New Belgium Brewing Company and is active in the brewing …More

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Chris Swersey Moves to Supply Chain Specialist Role

In 2014, the Brewers Association (BA) Board of Directors published six strategic objectives, the first being “Promote access to raw materials and markets.” Subsequently, during a July 2015 strategic planning summit, the BA technical committee …More

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