Meeting – Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg PA

MBAA District Philadelphia Meeting Friday August 1, 2014

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg PA 17101


  • Social hour and plant tours: 3:00PM to 5:00PM 
  • Dinner: 5:00PM 
  • Technical presentation: 6:00PM (Karl Ockert -  Brewing Water Adjustment)

Cost to attend for Members (before Wednesday, July 23rd): $25.00

Cost to attend for Non-Members and Members (after July 23rd): $35.00


NOTE: Individuals who register but fail to attend the meeting will still be responsible for the registration fee.

RSVP by Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brewery Contact: Luke Kracke, Special Events Coordinator
50 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg PA 17101​

(717) 221-1080​

Brewery Contact: Artie Tafoya, Brewmaster/Director of Operations
50 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg PA 17101

(717) 221-1080​


Brewery Contact: Jay Kendig, Head Brewer

50 North Cameron Street

Harrisburg PA 17101

(717) 221-1080

About our speakers:

Karl Ockert

Karl Ockert has served as the Technical Director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas since 2010 where he directs the Brewing and Packaging short courses and serves as editor of the MBAA Technical Quarterly Journal.  Prior to that he served as the brewmaster of the Bridge Port Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon which he helped found and build in 1984. He earned his B.Sc. degree in Fermentation Sciences from the University of California at Davis in 1983. Karl’s brewing career has covered the spectrum of brewing ranging from brewpub size to the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Newark, NJ.  Karl is the editor of the MBAA Practical Handbook for the Specialty Brewer published in 2005 and co-editor of the second edition of the MBAA Beer Packaging Technology book published in 2014.


Hilton Harrisburg

200 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 233-6000


​Crowne Plaza

23 South Second Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101 
(877) 227-6963


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525 Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17112

(717) 233-1611



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If you have any questions, feel free to contact Phil Davidson:, Marisa Egan:, Andrew Johnston: or Artie Tafoya:


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