In this panel, brewers from various backgrounds share their experiences conducting mixed culture fermentations in a production brewery setting. Brewers will discuss mixed culture fermentation philosophy, old and new world techniques, and troubleshooting.
Presented in association with VLB. Deniz Bilge describes the influences of yeast performance on fermentation. Why is ‚Äúhappy‚Äù yeast necessary for brewer success? He‚Äôll cover topics including modern yeast propagation strategies and yeast storage.
Participation in guild seminars is strictly limited to guild directors and leadership only. A roundtable dialogue for brewers guild leaders and BA staff on best practices for developing and maturing the national community of non-profit …More
Join the conversation on beer and food pairing and the next steps being taken to bring science into how we pair. In this talk, we’ll take some of the key interactions we all experience during …More
Join a craft founder, an industry consultant/banker, an ESOP advisor and an estate planning expert as they discuss observations and options surrounding the preparation and execution of an ownership transfer. Whether it be on the …More
A guide to practical care, harvest and storage of yeast for the small brewer.
A panel with five production managers from varying sized breweries will discuss different aspects of day-to-day production. An opportunity to share best practices and talk shop.
Quality Control for the Little Folk: Simple Things that Small Breweries Can Do to Have Confidence in Their Beer
From the very first barrel, quality pays. What can nano and small breweries do to ensure their beer is at its best? Rising Tide Brewing Company’s brewer/owner and director of quality control discuss why implementing …More
Defending Your Business and the Craft Beer Industry: Lessons & Strategies for Political Effectiveness
Every day forces are at work at the local, state and federal level plotting to curtail or take away the privileges of craft brewers. Experts from California‚Äôs craft brewing and restaurant industries will share their …More
Learn proper and safe procedures for keg and valve maintenance along with tips on machine maintenance that can help prolong the life of your equipment.