2023 Master Brewers Conference

2023 Master Brewers Conference

Join us Octob​er 6 – 8, 2023 in Seattle, Washington for the 2023 Master Brewers Conference

Lots of great barley content to take in!

Workshop: Barley Prospects for a Changing Climate | Saturday, October 7, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Description: The barley supply chain has been shaken in recent years due to extreme weather conditions resulting in a historically poor crop in 2021. A changing climate will make grain quality and yields less reliable year to year, leading to variable malt quality and pricing. Further, macroeconomic pressures stemming from the war in Ukraine and other world events have knock-on effects that have tightened the domestic barley market and have the potential to further destabilize the supply chain.  This workshop brings together members of the barley to malt supply chain and provides insight from breeders, cereal chemists, malt analysts, and maltsters. They will share their outlook based on their areas of expertise to highlight the risks within the supply chain but also offer areas of opportunity to promote stabilization in the future.
Panelists: Pat Hayes, Glen Fox, Harmonie Bettenhausen, Phil Neumann, and Colin Harvin

Malting Technical Session | Saturday, October 7, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Moderated by Campbell Morrissy, Pfriem Family Brewers

  • Navigating Crop Variability and Quality Metrics in Craft Malt Production: Insights from Real-world Malthouse Adjustments – Harmonie Bettenhausen
  • Effects of genotype and environment on starch properties of malting barley – Maany Ramanan
  • An approach to defining terroir in barley and malt: wort mineral profiles and what they mean for maltsters and brewers – Hannah Turner

Opening Keynote​​ • Dr. Patrick Hayes
| ​​​Friday, Oc​​tober 6​​​​ - ​8:30 - 10:00 am
​Professor of Barley Breeding and Genetics at Oregon State University

Closing Keynote • Daniel Carey
| ​​Sunday, October 8 - 10:30 - 11:30 am
​​​New Glarus Brewing Company in Wisconsin

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    Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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