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3rd Annual Indiana Craft Brewers Conference

March 24 - March 26

The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents our third annual conference on Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.

The conference features a Friday night social gathering, educational sessions on Saturday, and the annual Guild members’ meeting and board elections on Sunday.


Current member breweriesbreweries in planning, and affiliate members are invited to attend the conference.

Ticket and hotel info is available in the Brewers’ Forum.

Session Speakers and Topics

More to be added as they’re confirmed:

Barrel Aged Beers
Pete Batule (moderator) – Upland
Drew Fox – 18th Street
Andrew Hood – Sun King
Austin Smythe – Against the Grain

Brewers make wort, yeast makes beer
Matt Bochman – Indiana University & Wild Pitch Yeast
Adam Covey – Upland
Valarie Packard – Pall

Brewery Safety (Breakfast Keynote)
Matt Stinchfield, Safety Ambassador – Brewers Association

Draft Beer Quality: Does it Matter?
David Green – Micro Matic

How to Implement GMP (Good Manufacturing Process)
Jeremy Daugherty- Purdue University
Chad Miller – Miller Insurance

‘Expand or Die’ or ‘Expand and Die’
Dirk T. Ahlbeck – BDO
Doug Dayhoff – Upland
Kate Smith – Live Oak Bank

FDA Requirements – Menu Labeling & Good Manufacturing Practices (Lunch Keynote)
Damon Scott, Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator – Brewers Association

Excise Panel
Scott Bedwell – Bose, McKinney & Evans LLP & Bose Public Affairs Group
David Rothenberg – ATC
Brian Stewart – ATC

Sensory Science 101
Kaitlyn Hendricks, Quality Control/Public Relations – 3 Floyds

TTB Expectations: Label & Formula Approval Process
Paul Freeland, TTB Investigator – Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau



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