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Join us for this week-long course where industry experts will define the what, why, and how of quality brewing and measures that should be used by brewers large and small. Taught by industry experts from companies leading the way in brewing quality control and analysis at the craft level, newer and smaller brewers will leave with the essentials for creating a lasting quality program.

This third annual workshop offered by ASBC is moving to the East Coast to collaborate with Virginia Tech to combine educational lecture and hands on laboratory work to give attendees the tools to demystify the quality process. This course will take place at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center​ and will incorporate brewery visits around Roanoke and one night will be an out of town experience. Attendees will be working alongside industry experts in a lab setting to incorporate the knowledge learned in the classroom with real world lab experience.

Course Topics

All instructors are current industry experts who have built world-class quality programs.

  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry in Brewing
  • Sensory
  • Raw Materials
  • Packaging Quality

Course Organizers

Rob Christiansen, New Belgium Brewing Company
Brian Wiersema, Virginia Tech​

94% of past attendees said this course had an immediate and positive impact on how they perform their job.​ Register now to increase your knowledge!

According to the attendee survey, here’s what past attendees liked most about the course:

  • The instructors, the tours, the food, the syllabus, everything was great!
  • The diversity of the subject matter and the events.
  • Networking and being able to pick the brains of all the instructors.
  • The open question format, and hands on experiences.
  • Very high quality instructors. Good mix of instructors and lab time to mix it up.

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