39th Annual Ontario Technical Conference
Friday January 27th, 2012
The Westin Bristol Place Hotel

Toronto Airport*
950 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-675-9444
Fax: 416-675-4426
*Shuttle Service Available From Toronto Airport

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A full program of speakers for this year's Conference will be posted shortly. There will be an emphasis on the production of wheat beer in both large and small breweries. A tutored tasting session is included.

General Information:

The MBAA District Ontario Technical Conference has gained a worldwide reputation as one of the leading forums for the presentation and exchange of technical information relating to the brewing industry.  The conference allows delegates to listen and direct questions to a diverse group of technical people.

Enjoy technical presentations, meet old friends, and make new acquaintances while enjoying the Beer Stube in the evening.  On Friday enjoy the technical conference and full course lunch.

The Beer Stube will be open Thursday January 26th, from 8 pm until midnight for delegates and speakers.

The conference registration desk will be open Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The Agenda for this year’s Conference is:

8:30-9:15

First speaker- Jerry Vietz, Unibroue (Franco-Belgian wheat beers)

9:15-10:00

Second speaker- Jonathan Lowes, Molson-Coors (Challenges in Brewing and Fermenting Wheat Beer)

0:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:00

Third speaker-Michael Hancock (German wheat beers)

11:00-11:45

Panel discussion with questions from the floor

11:45-12:30

Tasting of wheat beer styles

12:30-1:15

Lunch

1:15–2:00

Fourth speaker- Walter Pavlakovich, Imerys World Minerals Inc. (Celite Cynergy/System for Beer Filtration and Stabilization)

2:00–2:45

Fifth speaker- Joe Dirksen, Ecolab (Sanitation Chemicals and Sustainability)

2:45–3:00

Break

3:00–3:45

Sixth speaker- Iraj Mehrnia, Durham College (HACCP in Breweries)

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