If your brewery or prospective brewery is located in the Northeast of the United States, you should probably check out the New England Craft Brew Summit, the region’s only business-to-business event for the brewing industry. Taking place Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, Maine, and hosted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild, the New England Craft Brew Summit is a gathering for brewers, brewery owners and all those who currently work with brewers around the country.
The workshops for this year were just announced, with expert speakers in brewing, agriculture, hospitality, tourism, legal, human resource and marketing, delving into issues impacting today’s craft brewer with interactive workshops and lively panel discussions.
Have a looksee (and head here to register).
2018 New England Craft Brew Summit workshops
Session 1: 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
- Amber Waves of Grain: The use of locally grown grains and malts in your production
- Beer Basics: How Gases Affect Beer + Rough Drafts & Breaking Bottlenecks: Common problems and solutions for draft dispensing, plus inventory management and customer flow strategies
- Selling Here to There: How to take local outside of your community
Session 2: 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
- Beyond Hoisting a Pint: Setting up and running a sensory program in small and mid-sized breweries
- Draft Line Maintenance: How to maintain your draft lines for optimum cleanliness
- Break the #BASustySledge and Break Down the Barriers to Brewery Sustainability
- Just Thinking about Taxes, Taxes the Mind: Navigating federal tax reform and state tax information
Session 3: 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
- Brewing for the Right Employee Chemistry: The ingredients to successfully managing your employment operations
- Out of the Brewery, Into the Light: Strategies to bring the production experience out of ops and into your front of house
- Beyond the Can-Do Attitude: QA/QC in your canning process
Session 4: 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
- What’s Old is New: The rebirth and growth of Eastern hops and differences between Pacific Northwest Hops
- Unintended Over-Attenuation in Bottles and Cans: Causes and preventative measures
- “Your Service Sucks”– that guy on Yelp: Brewers’ Association Beer Server Training instructor Tim Brady
Session 5: 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
- Ten Fingers, Ten Toes: Brewery safety 101
- Don’t Let Boring Become Exciting: All the insurance stuff you don’t like thinking about, but need to do
- Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing: Understand the legalities of using music in your brewery
Session 6: 3:30 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
- I’m Sorry, Who are you Again?: Brand building in a crowded marketplace
- Oak, The Ingredient: Dive into a sensory experience with the species, spirits and chemical compounds that oak brings to the brewhouse
- Money and Financing: A perspective from the other side of the desk
Registration: Registration is now open. Click here for more information. Registration is required for all events as space is limited.