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

The Use of Financial Tools for Strategic Planning

Join a panel discussion on the financial tools available to breweries and how to effectively and strategically use them for a start-up brewery.

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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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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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TTB Bootcamp

The Brewers Association is partnering with the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to present a series of talks aimed at how brewers can most efficiently interact with the TTB. The TTB is based a …More

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Turn Your Excess Capacity into Revenue & Relationships

Contracting: whose brand does it help? There are many factors to consider before agreeing to brew for someone else. We will dive into the pros and cons of deciding whether or not to keep your …More

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Understanding Recalls Panel

The craft brewing industry saw public recalls and market withdrawals in the last year. This panel will discuss what constitutes a recall, when one is required or suggested, as well as best practices for planning …More

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Unintended Over-Attenuation from Dry Hopping Beers

An unintended and often unreported consequence of dry hopping is the increase in real extract derived from hops and subsequent refermentation. This can result in over-attenuation, leading to potentially dangerous overcarbonation in packaged beer, particularly …More

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Using Safety Data Sheets to Create a Safe Brewery Environment

Safe chemical use is a partnership between the user and the chemical supplier. In this interactive, hands-on presentation, a safety professional and a brewery chemical supplier discuss the specifics of chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS) …More

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Valuation of an Existing Brewpub

Most entrepreneurs are great at starting a business, but few understand how to determine the value of their largest asset. More importantly, understanding what drives that value will often lead to changes in the management …More

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