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Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.

Government Affairs Update

This session will provide an update of the current federal legislative and regulatory issues small brewers are facing. Marc Sorini covers where we’re at and were we can go from here.

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Production Management from 5,000-15,000 bbls: A Fact-Based Approach

Grow and scale your production capabilities from 5,000 to 15,000 bbls through equipment, inventory, and personnel management. Utilize new technologies, key performance indicators, and data metrics to achieve scalable production growth and expand people, product, …More

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To Distribute or Not: That is the Question

Moving from taproom sales to distribution through a licensed wholesaler is one of the most critical decisions new craft breweries face. Inherent in this decision are fundamental questions of timing, control, choice, and consequences. Join …More

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Brewery Wastewater Basics

Confused about wastewater from your brewery and what to do with it? This talk will describe the situation from a municipal, environmental, and business owner perspective. The presentation will also cover design, equipment, layout, and …More

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Harnessing Brettanomyces for Flavor Development

Originally identified by New Carlsberg brewery in 1904 as “necessary for bringing English stock beers into proper condition, Brettanomyces yeasts are today best known for their devastating effects on wine quality. Recent growth in the …More

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Researcher Presentations: Your BA Dues At Work

In 2016, the Brewers Association provided $280,000 in competitive grant support for 13 barley- and hop-related research projects. Several of these researchers will present their findings during the Craft Brewers Conference. Learn about cutting-edge discoveries …More

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Training Effectiveness: Why Your Staff Still Makes Mistakes

Training is an important aspect of occupational safety and health and is required by many regulations. Effective training ensures that employees and employers have the proper knowledge to safely perform job tasks. This session will …More

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Brewing Cycle Improvements to Increase Output

Brewers strive to reduce brewing cycle time and increase the number of quality brews per day. Graham will demonstrate how to identify pinch points in your brewing process and address them with process adjustments, equipment …More

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Retailer Panel

Bump Williams returns with a panel of retailers representing various channels.

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