Fall 2011 Meeting - November 11 & 12, 2011

MBAA District Mid-Atlantic Fall 2011 Meeting

November 11 & 12

Frederick, Maryland

Program Schedule
Friday Nov 11:
Casual meet and greet 7pm
Roasthouse Pub
5700 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Saturday Nov 12:
Location: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703
  • 10am "Low Pressure Steam Basics for Brewers" Larry Horowitz (Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant)
  • 10:40am "Selecting the keg washing cycle that works for you" Andy Brewer (Briggs of Burton PLC)
  • 11:20am "What Yeast has taught me about Brewing over the yearsTom Eplett (MillerCoors)
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1pm: "Malting barley mycotoxins" Dr. Piyum Khatibi (Virginia Tech)
  • 1:40pm: "Troubleshooting" Open Q&A
  • 4pm: Flying Dog Brewery Tour
    • Groups of 20 will tour the brewery while the others sample beer in the tasting room
    • The brewery is 3.8 miles from Holiday Inn.  Transportation is not provided; members are encouraged to share cabs or carpool.
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
$140 Registration includes lunch & dinner on Saturday
Please RSVP to Rachel Jackson

Presenter Bios
Larry Horwitz is a regional brewer for the Iron Hill Brewery supervising 4 production facilities in  Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has been a professional brewer since 1992 with over 10 years of experience as a brewery consultant. He is a graduate of the MBAA Malting and Brewing Science Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the American Brewer’s Guild Brewery Science and Engineering Program. He is a member of the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas, having served as Technical Director, Vice President, and President for district Philadelphia. He is a William R. Hipp scholarship recipient. He has worked for craft breweries across the United States and is a Certified BJCP and GABF judge having won awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. He teaches courses on brewing, building breweries, judging beers and sensory analysis. He loves to brew beer, drink beer, and talk about beer.

Andy Brewer has worked in the Kegging industry since 1979. He obtained his Engineering training with the Ministry of Defense in the U.K., completing a 4-year Apprenticeship in Electronic and General engineering.  He also obtained National certificates in Engineering while studying at the Bromley College of Technology. In 1979, Andy joined APV Burnett and Rolfe as a Technician where he installed Kegging lines for Breweries in Europe, North America and Australia. In 1986, Andy transferred to APV’s US office as Kegging Manager. Since leaving APV in 1991, Andy continues Consulting on keg lines for many major and regional Breweries including Anheuser-Busch, Molson, Miller/Coors, City Brewing, FX Matt and High Falls. Andy has worked with a number of Micro-Breweries and was one of the lead designers of the “Bulldog” and Puppy” line of small kegging machines. He is currently the Keg Product Manager for Briggs of Burton, Inc., a position he has held for the past 12 years and covers North and Central America. 

Tom Eplett has been a member of MBAA since 1984. He served as president and on the Board Governors for MBAA District Western New York; he also served on the Board Governors for District Milwaukee and is the current by-laws chair. He started his brewing career in 1976 at the Miller Brewery in Fulton, NY, and has held numerous positions in quality and brewing at Fulton, Milwaukee, and MillerCoors Corporate. Tom is currently the senior staff brewer at the Eden, NC, brewery. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with B.S. degree in biological sciences, Syracuse University with an MBA, and has a diploma in brewing technology from the Siebel Institute, where he was the class valedictorian.

Dr. Piyum Khatibi is originally from New York.  He graduated with a B.S degree from James Madison University in 2005 and recently finished his Ph.D at Virginia Tech in August 2011 working to reduce mycotoxin levels in barley and ethanol co-products. Piyum will discuss the barley pathogen Fusarium graminearum, the disease it causes called fusarium head blight (FHB), and the mycotoxin it produces called deoxynivalenol (DON).  He'll discuss the economic impact of DON and some of the management strategies that are taking place to control DON contamination together with some of the research that has been conducted at Virginia Tech to reduce DON levels in barley and ethanol co-products.