Presentations

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How to Start a Brewery

So you’ve found the perfect place for your brewery. Now what? This session, led by industry vets who’ve each recently started their own breweries, covers next steps including business plan development, equipment considerations, raw material …More

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The Science, Art, and Mystery of Sour Beer Production

Avery Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing Company join together to take you through their souring processes. They combine the art and mystery with the science of souring, including TA measurements, acid profiles, and microbial …More

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Hiring and Brewer Retention: A Brewer’s Perspective

Hiring and retaining quality brewing staff is vital to being a successful brewery. This panel will discuss the critical factors involved in hiring and retaining strong brewing team members. The conversation is from a brewer’s …More

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Trade Practice and TTB Labeling Guidance

This seminar covers TTB trade practice, formulation, and label submission requirements, and will provide information on analytical testing for label compliance.

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Brewing Quality on a Budget: How to Use a Little to Do a Lot

This presentation will cover the fundamentals of brewing quality: what metrics are most important to measure and why, tips and tricks for getting the job done on a budget without compromising methods, and resources available …More

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How To Successfully Raise Capital for Your Brewery

Whether you are a brewery-in-planning or a rapidly growing brewery, one of the primary challenges you’ll face is determining the most effective way to finance your growth and expansion. In this session, our panel of …More

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Using Hops More Efficiently: Grower and Brewer Perspectives

Craft brewer demand for hops is pushing the U.S. hop industry beyond its capacity. Land and infrastructure for additional hop production are very capital-intensive and time-consuming to develop. With these constraints in mind, how can …More

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Kilned vs. Roasted: Do You Really Know Your Specialty Malt?

Only two commercial maltsters in the U.S. operate roasters to produce specialty malt. This seminar will present a basic understanding of the malting process before delving into the differences between producing malt on a kiln …More

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What You Need to Know About FDA Menu Labeling

Upcoming Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations will require chain restaurants to publish the calorie content of all regular menu items. This seminar will provide an update on the latest government guidance and efforts by …More

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