Modest Malt: The Soul of Beer​


Event Details

Monday, March 11, 2019
5:00–10:00 p.m.

McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon

Meeting Overview

Please join us again at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon, for this year's ASBC LABS meeting on the evening of Monday, March 11. By popular demand, the theme of this year's meeting will be "Modest Malt: The Soul of Beer" and will focus on barley as a raw material in the brewing process with an emphasis on flavor. Although often overlooked considering the popularity of hop-forward American ales, malted barley is truly the backbone of beer, and our beloved beverage would not be the same without it! We are excited to learn more about barley as it relates to flavor and flavor stability from Dr. Patricia Aron, Manager of Brewing and Raw Materials Research and Innovation at Rahr Malting Co., and Dr. Dustin Herb, Courtesy Faculty at Oregon State University and Plant Breeder for OreGro Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions​. We look forward to hearing more about the excellent research they have been working on related to the OSU malt flavor project in collaboration with Deschutes, New Glarus, and Russian River Brewing, as well as the Brewers Association, Rahr Malting, Mecca Grade Estate Malting, and CPS-OreGro seeds. In addition, Joe Casey of Craft Brew Alliance will provide perspective on malt flavor from a brewer's perspective. 

Meet others in the local beer industry who are passionate about brewing and malt, learn more about barley and how to make the best of this raw material in your brewery! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

​Program Agenda

​5:00–6:00 p.m. ​Registration and Networking
​6:00–6:45 p.m. ​Joe Casey, Craft Brew Alliance
presentation title coming
​6:45–7:30 p.m. ​Patricia Aron, Rahr Malting Company
Interpreting the Malt COA from a Flavor Perspective
​7:30–8:15 p.m. ​Dustin Herb, Courtesy Faculty at Oregon State University and Plant Breeder for OreGro Seeds, Nutrien Ag Solutions
presentation title coming
​8:15–8:30 p.m. ​​Concluding remarks
​8:30–10:00 p.m. ​​Networking


Advanced: $25 (limited spots available, register early to secure this rate)
Late/Onsite: $35

Only 19 early registration spots remain!


​Online registration will close at 6:00 p.m. Pacific on March 11, 2019.

 ​Sponsorship Opportunities

Through the help of industry sponsors, we are able to keep the cost of attendance low and provide a catered meal. Please let us know if you would like to support the upcoming Pacific Northwest LABS meeting by making a financial contribution.
Donations less than $450 will receive branding on our promotional material, as well as dispersal of company materials during the meeting. Donations in excess of $450 will earn a table at the venue in addition to the benefits already listed. 

We are already grateful to our current sponsors which include McMenamins for providing the venue space.​​

To sponsor, contact Dean Hauser​ at Oregon State University or Linda Schmitt at ASBC​ for details. 

Thank You Sponsors!

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