As the first brewery and brewpub to open in San Diego in 1989—and having since opened its ninth and 10th locations—the team at Karl Strauss Brewing Co. has learned a thing or two about hiring …More
Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.
From farm to kettle, best practices programs provide a framework to ensure consistent standards and traceability to deliver reliable, premium quality hops to brewers. Excellent third-party audited programs are available to growers in the Pacific …More
This panel will examine the relationships between wholesalers and brewers. It will identify current best practices and areas of aligned interests that can strengthen future relationships. Issues include distributor consolidation, the supply of distribution services, …More
Each year brewers are burned by wort boilovers, contact with steam, or exposure to corrosive chemicals. Burn injuries can be traumatic and require months of recovery. Understand the causes and learn the best methods of …More
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
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
The National Museum of American History has a new initiative, funded by the Brewers Association, to document the history of beer and brewing in America. Come meet the historian and learn about the work ahead. …More
Outside of salaries, brewhouse materials are the most expensive cost associated with making beer. Recognizing the cost drivers in the brewhouse is important to having a complete understanding of your brewery’s profitability. This presentation will …More
Industry expert Andy Tysler will walk brewers through Deschutes Brewery’s process of opening a new market and growing its brands within that market.
A discussion of the export opportunities in China and trademark issues for American breweries.