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MNCBG & MBAA Fifth-Annual Business & Technical Conference

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $50

Kicking off All Pints North weekend, this conference is put on by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Master Brewers (MBAA) District St. Paul-Minneapolis.

The event will be packed with national and local speakers, covering technical aspects of brewing to business strategies.

When: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

REGISTER BY JULY 25 TO SAVE!

Member price: $50 (Price jumps to $60 on July 25)
Non-member price: $100
Non-member + All Pints North ticket: $135 ($145 value)

  • Schedule (subject to change):
  • REGISTER BEFORE JULY 25 TO SAVE!
  • Thank you to our sponsors!

Tracks:

Front of House/Sales/ Marketing Operations Business Technical/Brewing
9:00–10:00 AM REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN, COFFEE
10:00–10:15 AM WELCOME
10:15–10:55 AM KEYNOTE
Energizing a Community with Craft
Chris Benson, Frost River; Greg Benson, Loll Designs; Tom Hanson, Duluth Grill
11:05–11:50 AM Taproom Manager Panel
Stephanie Marsh, Bemidji Brewing Co.
Pepin Young, Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Jason Wester, Lupulin Brewing Co.
Moderator: Maggie Pears, Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
Minnesota Hops from Loam to Foam
Eric Sannerud, Mighty Axe Hops
Federal Excise Tax Changes: How to Spend Your Money
Gary Nicholas, Nicholas Brewing Projects
Hefeweizens
Dusan Kwiatkowski, Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin, TX
12:00–12:45 PM Self-Care, Wellbeing, and Mindfulness
for Brewery Employees
Douglas Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota
Yeast: History of Norwegian Kveik Cultures and Novel Uses in Modern Brewing
Lance Shaner, Omega Yeast
Outsourcing Quality: Big Quality for a Small Price
Rebecca Newman, Independent Consultant
Managing Wastewater pH for the Small Craft Brewer
Allyson Rolph, Earth Rider Brewery; Andrea Crouse, City of Superior, WI; Pete, Castle Danger Brewing
1:00–1:45 PM LUNCH
2:00–2:45 PM “Your Service Sucks!” – That Guy On Yelp
Tim Brady, Brewers Association
CO2 & Beyond: An Introduction to
Industrial Hygiene in Your Brewery
Isaac Prichard, US Compliance Corp.
Regulatory Affairs Panel
Mike McManus & Kellie Murray, AGE; Hannah Davis & Mike Smith, Department of Agriculture
Moderator: Pete Johnson, Brewers Association
The Efficacy of Sanitizers in the Brewery
Josh Pohlmann, Bell’s Brewery
3:00–3:45 PM Designing Your Portfolio
Warren Billups, The Brewing Network, Los Gatos, CA
Malting Process: Regional Impacts on
Total Protein Composition
Rebecca Lahlum, Cargill Malt
Top 10 Things You Don’t Want To Think About,
But Should (HR, Taxes, Insurance, and Legal)
Maryjo Vickers, Bubbly Stapler; Briana Rausch, Baker Tilly; Nels Dyste, Dyste Williams; Elliot Ginsburg, Garner & Ginsburg;
Moderator: Mark Kiecker, Baker Tilly
Brettanomyces
Richard Preiss, Escarpment Labs
4:00–4:45 PM CLOSING
Industry Trends & Predictions
Jeff Alworth, Author, Beervana

Member price: $50 (Price jumps to $60 on July 25)
Non-member price: $100
Non-member + All Pints North ticket: $135 ($145 value)

REGISTER HERE

Registration includes a light breakfast sponsored by Country Malt Group and lunch brought to you by Baker Tilly.

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting? Fill out this form, or contact info@mncraftbrew.org

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Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting?
Fill out this form, or email info@mncraftbrew.org!

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$50
Event Category:

Venue

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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Phone:
218-722-5573
Website:
https://decc.org