District Meeting - Friday, November 30, 2012

​Sly Fox Brewery, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

MBAA District Philadelphia Meeting Friday November 30, 2012
Sly Fox Brewing Company
331 Circle of Progress
Pottstown PA 19464
http://slyfoxbeer.com/

Schedule:

Tours start at 3:00 PM
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner ($25): 6:00 PM
Technical Presentation 7:00 PM – Brewhouse Efficiencies: Methods to Improve Output – J.P. Northrop
Business Meeting: 8:00 PM
Invitation to public tasting room: 10:00 PM

Cost to Attend: $25.00

Please mail your registration check, made payable to MBAA District Philadelphia, to our district Treasurer:
Jim Defries
PO Box 247
Lahaska, PA 18931
Jvd406@yahoo.com

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

RSVP by Friday November 23, 2012

Contact: Brian O’Reilly, Brewmaster
331 Circle of Progress Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
briano@slyfoxbeer.com
484 524 8210

Directions:

Sly Fox Brewing Company
331 Circle of Progress Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

From Harrisburg:
Take I-81 North to exit 89 and I-78 East. Merge on I-78 East. Take exit 19 for PA-183 toward Strausstown. Turn right on to PA-183 South. Take the ramp on to US-222 South. Continue on to West Shore Bypass and then onto US-422 East/Benjamin Franklin Highway. Take the exit toward Stowe. Merge on to Grosstown Road. Turn right West High Street. Turn left on to Glasgow Street. Turn left on to Circle of Progress Drive, the destination will be on the left.

From Philadelphia:
Take I-76 North to exit 328A for US-422 West toward Pottstown. Exit on to PA-100 North towards Allentown. Exit toward PA-663 North and merge on to West High Street. Turn right on to Berks Street. Turn left on to Glasgow Street. Turn left on to Circle of Progress Drive, the destination will be on the left.

From Wilkes Barre:
Take I-476 South toward Allentown. Take exit 44 toward PA-663/Pottstown/Quakertown. Turn right onto PA-663 South/John Fries Hwy South (signs for Pottstown/Pennsburg). Turn left onto PA-663 South/north Charlotte Street. Turn right on to Wilson Street. Turn left on to north State Street. Turn right on to Manatawny Street. Take the first left on to Glasgow Street. Turn right on to Circle of Progress Drive; destination will be on the left.

Lodging

Comfort Inn Pottstown
99 Robinson Street, Pottstown, PA
(610) 326-5000
pottstownci.com

Quality Inn Pottstown
61 West King Street, Pottstown, PA
(610) 326-6700
qualityinn.com

Technical Presentation

Brewhouse Efficiencies: Methods to Improve Output
The ability for brew houses to improve efficiencies is one of the areas where small, incremental improvements can have a major impact of production and profitability. We will be discussing how, through the use of increasing analytical and quantitative testing, improvements can be achieved that could increase efficiencies up to 5%. The topics covered will start with the congress mash through the fermentation and include the use of both laboratory analytical and in-line process instrumentation to aid automation.

About the speaker:
J.P. Northrop has been the Technical Sales Representative and Specialist for Anton Paar for over five years. He is responsible for sales and assists the technical support group throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States as well as Eastern Canada focusing on the beer and beverage industry.

Prior to Anton Paar, J.P. worked as a technical sales rep for Shimadzu Scientific and Isco, Inc. Before Isco, he worked in the lab as a medicinal chemist for the Metabolic Diseases Group of Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, New Jersey.

J.P. has an ACS certified Bachelor's Degree in Polymer Chemistry from The College of William and Mary in Virginia (1996). He has a Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Delaware (1999) as well as a Master's of Business Administration in Finance from the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Pennsylvania (2004).

J.P. has presented multiple scientific papers, posters, and presentations at local, regional and national meetings. He is a requested speaker for a series of presentations given at the American Chemical Society meeting. He is a Board Member of the American Chemical Society – Philadelphia Section and is the Chairman of the Liaison Committee as well as moderator of the ACS-Philadelphia LinkedIn group. He has been elected to Chair Elect for the 2012 year.

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