Draught Beer Quality Workshop: Draught System Maintenance

Craft Brewers Conference 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Charles Kyle

The Draught Beer Quality Workshop is a collaboration of draught quality related seminars conducted by members of the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee. The intention of this workshop is to provide education for brewers, retailers, distributors, line cleaners, and draught installation companies on best practices for draught beer.

Sessions in this workshop are broken into two tracks: “Essential” and “Elective.” Essential seminars contain content essential for draught systems at every bar, restaurant, or brewpub. Elective seminars have either more specialized or advanced content.

Essential Sessions

  • Line Cleaning and Safety
  • Draught Beer Sensory
  • Equipment and Troubleshooting

Elective Sessions

  • Nitro Beer Dispense
  • Dispense Gas Mechanics and System Balance
  • Serving Cask Beer

About the Speakers

Charles Kyle

Charles Kyle, Brewery Representative

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

​Charles Kyle started his career at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in 1989 as a bartender in the taproom. After a year behind the bar, he took his draught systems knowledge into the market as manager of Sierra Nevada's local distribution route. For ten years Charles delivered beer to local accounts, serviced tap lines, and promoted the Sierra Nevada brand in the Chico market. In his current role as Brewery Representative, Charles serves as resident draught system expert, both at brewery locations and in the local market. He is also active in the Brewers Association's Draft Beer Quality Subcommittee