ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium


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June 10–13, 2018

Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North 
Roseville, Minnesota, U.S.A.​
The 1st ​ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium is a 3-day conference including notable speakers from around the world who will share their knowledge about the impact of barley and malt on beer flavorThis conference offers an opportunity to view updates by researchers carrying out on-going studies for barley programs funded by the Brewers Association, individual brewers, maltsters, the American Malting Barley Association, and others.
Attendees will have the chance to view the malt industry in Minnesota, from breeding to commercial production, from the "field to beer" perspective.  
Please join us this summer for an engaging conference about malt and its contributions to beer flavor!

We look forward to seeing you there! 
X​iang S. Yin
Program Chair, Planning Committee
Director, Brewing Research and Innovation
Rahr Malting Co.




Register online now:


​Early Reg
(until April 13)
​Regular Reg
(after April 13)
​ASBC Member ​$495 ​$545
​Nonmember ​$545 ​$595
​Student ​$245 ​$295

Included with registration:

  • Lectures and hands-on exercises
  • Lunches
  • Tour of the University of Minnesota barley fields
  • Receptions at local breweries
  • Transportation to offsite events

Due to the nature of this course you must be at least 21 years old to participate.



Reserve your accommodations here.

This course will take place at the Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North in Roseville, Minnesota.  Keep an eye on this spot for instructions on how to reserve your space in the symposium room block.

Poster Presentations

Symposium attendees are invited to bring posters to be viewed during break times.

Posters must be submitted for approval by May 17.

Program Committee

Xiang S. Yin, Rahr Malting Co. — Chair David Maxwell, Anheuser-Busch — Vice Chair
Patricia Aron, Rahr Malting Co. Zach Quandt, Summit Brewing
​Tim Gilligan, Cargill Inc. Paul Sadosky, MillerCoors
​Jace Marti, August Schell Brewing Co. Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University
Rebecca Newman Kevin Smith, University of Minnesota
Cassie Poirier, Briess Malting Co.


Sponsored in part by ASBC and Rahr Corporation


Additional Sponsors