Emerging Issues

The Emerging Issues Committee was formed at the Master Brewers Board of Governors meeting in San Antonio, TX, on February 29, 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the committee focused on providing membership and the brewing community (brewers, maltsters, suppliers, engineering groups, and environmental engineers, etc.) with guidelines on and awareness of emerging issues in the industry. If you have suggestions for new emerging issue topics, please contact Master Brewers Headquarters.  

Archived Issues:

Beer Consumption and Health

October 2008
Beer Consumption and Health
Laine Murphey, Oregon Medical Group


August 2008
Consumer Awareness of the Effects of Inhalation of Elevated Levels of Vaporized Diacetyl Over Time
Ray Klimovitz, MBAA Technical Director


September 2008
Environment and Energy in German Breweries
Gerritt Blümelhuber, Doemens Brewing and Malting Academy
September 2008
An Energy Vision for Brewing
Cornelia Stumpe, Krones AG

Global Emerging Issues Overview

August 2009
MBAA Global Emerging Issues as presented at the 2009 Craft Brewers Conference
Amie Gianino, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Ray Klimovitz
, MBAA Technical Director
Fred Scheer, MBAA GEI Committee Chair


November 2009
Linalool in Hops
Stefan Hanke, University Weihenstephan, Germany

Quality Control

November 2008
Quality Control of Barrier Enhanced Bottles – current streams and results
Roland Folz, Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin (VLB)


May 2009 - From the Craft Brewers Conference
Smart Planning for Climate Change & the Sustainability Imperative
Owen Glubiak, NativeEnergy, Inc.
Greg Strong, Spring Hill Solutions, LLC
Morgan Wolaver, Otter Creek Brewing Company


2010 – From the 2010 Waste and Wastewater Conference
Brewery Wastewater: Solutions for the Problem
Fred M. Scheer, MBAA GEI Committee Chair

World Health Organization (WHO)

August 2008
WHO and the Beer Industry
Amie Gianino, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.