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WINTER CONFERENCE

The Virtual Winter Conference

Tuesday, January 12 through Thursday, January 14, 2021 (3-7pm)

Allied Member Virtual Trade Show

Wednesday, January 13 and Thursday, January 14, 2021 (Noon-2pm)

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Brewing industry experts from around the world brought together virtually to educate across diverse topics for brewers, brewery owners and specialists in hop and malt production.

A long-standing collaboration between the Michigan Brewers Guild and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) – District Michigan now also welcomes Michigan State University Extension's Great Lakes Hop & Barley Conference for an enhanced educational event.

Join us for three afternoons of informative sessions — focused on agriculture, business and technical aspects — along with two Virtual Trade Show sessions geared toward the brewing industry.

This year's schedule (subject to slight editing)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

3:00pm – 3:55pm

KEYNOTE: Garrett Oliver - Michael Jackson Foundation, Brooklyn Brewery

4:00pm-4:55pm

Managing the Design & Buildout of your Dream Brewery: Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing Company

5:00pm-5:55pm

Seltzer Production From 0 to 60 - Methods and Learnings: Jared Jankowski, Octopi Brewing

6:00pm-6:55pm

Building a Sensory Program from the Ground Up: Lindsay Barr, DraughtLab Sensory Software

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

3:00pm – 3:55pm

Beer Distribution in American – How We Got Here and Where We’re Going: Marc Sorini, Brewers Association

4:00pm-4:55pm

Writing it Down - S.O.P.s: Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi Brewing

5:00pm-5:55pm

Genotype x Environment:  - Exploration into the impact of barley variety and growing location on malt and beer flavor: Campbell Morrissy & Margaret Halstead, Oregon State University – Barleyworld

6:00pm-6:55pm

The Case for Craft Malt: Jesse Bussard, North American Craft Maltster Guild

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

3:00pm-3:55pm

Shop Talk with the Conference Committee: Scott Graham, Michigan Brewers Guild

4:00pm-4:55pm

The Relevance of Hop Terroir for Brewers: Ann Van Holle, De Proefbrouwerj

5:00pm-5:55pm

Hop Terroir, Cannabis, and Alice in Wonderland - The Potential for Analytics to Improve Beer Flavor and Aroma: Alex Adams, Cambium Analytica

6:00pm-6:55pm

KEYNOTE: Anarchism, Brewing and Collaboration - The A, B, C's of Post Covid Leadership: Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

 

Exhibitor registration is now open for current Allied Members. Trade Show Coordinator Dianna Stampfler: Media@MichiganBrewersGuild.org.

If you are a business offering goods or services to the brewing industry and are interested in joining in order to participate in our Virtual Trade Show, please see our Allied Membership page or contact our Membership Coordinator at 844-642-3370 or membership@mibeermail.com.

 

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