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4th Annual Indiana Craft Brewers Conference

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 13 @ 1:00 pm

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The Brewers of Indiana Guild presents the 4th Annual Indiana Craft Brewers Conference (#INCBC) on Sunday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 13 at the Indianapolis Marriott East.

The conference features social gatherings on Sunday and Monday night at Scarlet Lane and Triton breweries; educational sessions on Monday and Tuesday focused on technical brewing, business operations, and regulatory concerns on Monday; and the annual Brewers of Indiana Guild brewery members’ meeting and board elections following the Tuesday sessions.

See the conference program and speaker bios for more info.

Tickets & Hotel Info

Current member breweriesbreweries in planning, and affiliate members are invited to attend the conference at discounted rates as part of their membership benefits. Member discount codes and hotel info have been emailed to Guild members’ primary contacts.

A small number of public tickets for those who are interested in starting breweries and furthering their education are available here.

If you own/operate a brewery that is not a member of the Guild, please contact us for info on attending.

Session Speakers and Topics

See the conference program and speaker bios for more info.

Keynote Speakers:

Katie Marisic, Brewers Association Federal Affairs Manager: “Beer and Politics: A Federal Affairs Update”

Ian Hughes, Brewers Association Sustainability Ambassador: “Break out the BA Sustainability Pledge and Break Down Your Barriers to Brewery Sustainability”

Speakers and Sessions:

HAACP/GMP & Brewery Best Practices
Brad Stevenson, Founders Brewing

Why, When, How? Clean Under Pressure, Sanitizing, and Passivation
Richard Kammer, Chemist/Technical Sales Representative, Madison Chemicals

ATC Presentation
Brian Stewart, Chairman Cook

Dispensing from Brewery Vessels
David Green, Corporate Technical Director, Micro-Matic

Heat Exchanger Maintenance
George Adams, AGC Heat Transfer Inc.

Beer Flavor Training: Best Practices and Practical Application
Lindsay Barr, New Belgium Brewery & DraughtLab

Utilizing Sensory Science in the Brewery: Conception to Consistent Product
Lindsay Barr, Sensory Specialist, DraughtLab Sensory Software

Best Practices and Metrics of Successful Breweries
Dirk Ahlbeck, Principal – Brewery Services, Sassetti, LLC

Who’s Drinking My Beer, and Why Should I Care?
Greg Kitzmiller, Distinguished Lecturer, I.U. Kelley School of Business

Implementing Chemical Hazard Controls in Your Brewery
Dan Hubbard, Sales Account Manager, Chemstation

The Impact of Legislative and Grassroots Strategies in the Craft Brewing Industry
Jennifer D. Drewry, Of Counsel, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP/Bose Public Affairs Group LLC
Trevor Vance, Principal, Bose Public Affairs Group LLC

Barrel Aging: Comparison of Kettle Sour and Wood Aging Techniques
Patrick Lynch, Moderator, Lead Brewer, Upland Production Facility
Adam Covey, Quality Manager, Upland Wood Shop Sours Facility
David Yancey, Head Brewer, Taxman Brewing Co.
Aaron Stryker, Lead Brewer, Rhinegeist Brewery
Luke Cole, Barrel Master, Rhinegeist Brewery

Raw Material Analysis: Malt and Hop Inspection
Doug Wilson, Hopsteiner
Gregory Burke, The Country Malt Group

Sponsor INCBC

Interested in reaching hundreds of brewery industry professionals? See the sponsorship options and benefits here.

Thank you to our sponsors:

POS Merchant Card Services
Advantage Engineering
Aqua Systems
Briess Malt
The Country Malt Group
Mossberg & Company, Inc.
Protect All Insurance



Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis , IN 46219 United States
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