Proceedings - Workshops and Special Sessions

2017 Proceedings are available to ASBC Members and 2017 ASBC Annual Meeting attendees. Website login required. Nonmembers may purchase access here.

Application of Chromatography to Brewing Analysis

Tuesday, June 6 • 1:45–3:30 p.m.

GC-MS Analysis of Non-volatile Small Molecules and Metabolomics Workflows
Adam Heuberger, Colorado State University  |   View Presentation

What You Can Do With a Gas or Liquid Chromatograph in a Brewing Lab?
Joseph Palausky, Boulevard Brewing Co.  |   View Presentation

Basic Chromatography
Stacey Williams, New Belgium Brewing Co.  |   View Presentation


Back to Basics: How to Set Up a Brewing Quality Lab

Sunday, June 4 • 2:45–4:00 p.m.

Lab Design
Kimberly Hofecker, MillerCoors Brewing  |   View Presentation

How to Start, Nourish, and Grow Your Brewing Analytical Program
Scott Britton, Duvel Moortgat, NV  |   Presentation not available

Data Analysis
Gina Shellhammer, GSJ Consulting  |   Presentation not available


Beer Time Tales

Monday, June 5 • 2:30–3:20 p.m.

Beer Time Tales
Charles Bamforth, University of California  |   View Presentation

Beer Time Tales
Patrick Ting, HopTing Resources  |   View Presentation


Building a Research Program for Craft Breweries

Tuesday, June 6 • 1:45–3:30 p.m.

Starting a Research Program
Lucas Chadwick, Bell's Brewery, Inc.  |   View Presentation

Managing a Research Program
Meghan Peltz, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  |   View Presentation

Building a Research Program for Craft Breweries
Nils Rettberg, VLB Berlin  |   View Presentation

Industry-University Interactions and Why They Matter
Joe Williams, University of California - Davis  |   Presentation not available

Craft Distilling II - Tasting

Monday, June 5 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.

Sources of Spirit Flavor
Amaey Mundkur, AROXA, Cara Technlogy Limited.  |   View Presentation

Cross-Brewing Quality Assurance

Sunday, June 4 • 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Application of Methods for Quality Control
Annette Fritsch, Boston Beer Co.  |   View Presentation

Jamie Wenham, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company  |   View Presentation

Building Quality Programs Across Breweries
Lauren Zeidler, Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits  |   View Presentation


Hops I - Sensory Evaluation of Hops

Monday, June 5 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.

Sensory Evaluation of Hops
Victor Algazzali, John I. Haas, Inc.; Tiffany Pitra, Hopsteiner  |   View Presentation


Hops II - Interfacing with the Hop Industry

Tuesday, June 6 • 8:30–10:15 a.m.

21st Century Hop Production Where Art and Science Interact
Darren Gamache, Virgil Gamache Farms Inc.  |   View Presentation

Role of Hop Suppliers
Timothy Kostelecky, John I. Haas, Inc.  |   View Presentation

Breeding Hops: A Quick Overview
Nicholi Pitra, Hopsteiner  |   View Presentation


New Frontiers in Microbiology

Monday, June 5 • 8:30–10:15 a.m.

Creating and Modifying Brands: A Micro Perspective
Jessica Davis, The Bruery  |   Presentation not available

Molecular Diagnostics—Going Small for Big Gains
Karen Fortmann, White Labs  |   View Presentation

The Devil in the Details: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. Diastaticus and Advanced Techniques for its Detection
Aimee Garlit, Dogfish Head Brewing Company  |   View Presentation

Getting Ahead of Beer Spoilers: A Brewery's Case Study of Aerobic Plating to Prevent Beer Spoilers
Elizabeth Nagle, Ballast Point Brewing  |   View Presentation


Technical Barrel Aging

Tuesday, June 6 • 8:30–10:30 a.m.

Ballast and Sierra Nevada Barrel Aging Programs
Steve Anderson, Ballast Point Brewing Co; James Conery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  |   View Presentation

Oak from Winemaker’s Perspective
Dean Katzung and
Bruce Pan, E. & J. Gallo Winery  |   Presentation not available

Relationship between Wood Tannins, Toasting, and Sensory Outcomes
Christy Thomas, Vicard Generation 7  |   View Presentation


The U.S. Malt Scene: Hot Topics and Hip Approaches

Monday, June 5 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Progress in Malt Sensory Evaluation: ASBC Hot Steep Method
Cassie Liscomb, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.  |   View Presentation

Creativity in Craft Malt
Chris Schooley, Troubadour Maltings  |   Presentation not available

The Search for a Public Malting Barley Variety Better Suited for All Malt Brewing
Chris Swersey, Brewers Association  |   View Presentation

Hot Topics: Malt Innovation and Emerging Technical Issues in Barley Growing and Malting
Xiang Yin, Rahr Malting Co.  |   Presentation not available