From the dollar sign to the position on the page, little things can have a big impact on your bottom line. Join this fast-paced session to see how some small changes can add up to …More
Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.
A comprehensive look into the mechanical, mathematical, and artisanal aspects of beer blending. This presentation will address the multifaceted techniques, tools and calculations used to blend for consistency, label compliance, beneficial flavor, aroma, and tactile …More
The kettle souring process is a commonly used method for creating refreshing sour beers in a relatively short period of time. The process, as commonly described, aims to create clean sour beers while minimizing the …More
A panel discussion on hop contracts, over and under contracting, the return of the spot market, and dollar cost averaging your hops
Cleaning and sanitation within a brewery are critical to good beers; but these activities use a lot of water in the process. Speakers in this session have an incredibly amount of experience and knowledge that …More
PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a valuable analytical tool that can be used to test for spoilage bacteria and wild yeast in the brewery. This technology is more affordable and user-friendly than ever, and can …More
Automation is like any other large project: the more you prepare, the better your end result will be. Automating correctly makes your beer better, while doing it wrong will cause nothing but headaches. Find out …More
This seminar will pull the curtain back on music licensing and help you understand the legalities of using music in your brewery. We will provide an in-depth look at the Copyright Law and when a …More
Over the past four years, beer brewed from reclaimed water has started conversations about the reusable nature of all water. Craft brewers, homebrewers, and wastewater utilities will discuss water reuse in brewing.
Learn to establish a QA lab for even the smallest start-up. From cell counting to gram staining, basic lab procedures will help you fine-tune your product and ensure consistency.