Submission Categories

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Technical Category Category Relevance
Brewery Safety

The guidelines, methods, expections, and measurements of working safely, developing a safety focused facility, engineering in operational safety aspects, and safety programs

Brewery Brewhouse (Hot Side) Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Grains Handling & Crushing

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this named process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized. For grains handling associated with a malting facility, refer to category "Barley, Grains, Adjuncts"

Brewery Fermenting / Aging Cellar Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Finishing Cellar Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Packaging General Overall Operations

Overeall packaging area operations, efficiencies, manpower, organization, and quality

Brewery Bottling & Handling Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Canning & Handling Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Kegging & Handling Operations

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this process area of a brewery and the equipment utilized

Brewery Systems Cleaning & Sanitation

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in this cleaning and sanitation processes of a brewery and the equipment and methods utilized. Links into category "Brewery Quality Assurance & Production Focused Micro"

Brewery Utilities Operations & Facilities

Operational and measurement aspects that take place in the utility processes of a brewery, the equipment technlogies utilized, and methods of operation. Includes topics associated with electricity, solar, steam, compressed air, NH3, CO2, N2, waste and waste treatment, and spent grains. For the topic of water, refer to category "Process Water"

Brewery Maintenance

Methods, approaches, and programs associated with maintaining a brewery and its many systems. Includes spare parts, storeroom, and financial correlations impacting the bottom line

Brewery Quality Assurance & Production Focused Micro

Aspects of safe food production, production-quality-focused details, methods, quality assurance programs, best practices, and handling recalls. Includes benchtop analyzers utilized and their analytical methods. The bridge between ASBC and Master Brewers. Includes brewing QA, packaging QA, and post-brewery product QA. Can be linked with category "Food Safety, HACCP, SQF, GMP" as in the agencies that require the programs, reports managed and maintained by a brewery's QA department

Brewery Engineering, Project Management

The engineering, integration, and planning aspects of the many breweries' systems. Includes the factors that need to be included in a brewery's projects from Greenfield, upgrades, and expansions

Production Automations & Inline Instrumentation

The use and considerations of production and equipment automation and the integration of inline instrumentation that provide the measurements and indicies of the success of production, packaging and utilities. Leveraging technology as a means of process efficiency and quality improvements.

Brewery Establishment, Management

Strategies, methods, programs, and indicators utitized in the establishment of a brewery, managing a brewery, and its personnel resourses

Barley, Grains, Adjuncts

The science, growing, and the farming aspects that take place in this named category. Includes the science and microbiology associated with these. For grains handling associated with a brewery facility, refer to category "Brewery Grains Handling & Crushing"

Barley Malting & Roasting

The science and operational aspects that take place in this named category. Includes the science and microbiology associated with these processes.

Hops, Hops Processing & Handling

The science and microbiology associated with hops, including growing, creation, production, measurement, and handling aspects. For the use of hops in the brewing process refer to categories "Brewery Brewhouse (Hot Side) Operations ," "Brewery Fermenting / Aging Cellar Operations," or "Brewery Packaging General Overall Operations" depending on the point of addition in beer production

Yeast, Fermentation Science, Microbiology

The science and microbiology associated with yeast, including culturing, creation, production, and measurement aspects. For the use of introduction of yeast into the brewing process, refer to category "Brewery Fermenting / Aging Cellar Operations"

Process Water

The science and microbiology associated with water, including analyzing, filtration, chemical adjustment, measurement aspects. For the use of introduction/use of water in the brewing process, refer to appropriate category for that process area

LAB/Sour Beer Production

The methods, considerations, and equipment utilized in the production of sour beer. Includes the science and microbiology associated with analyzing and production of sour beers utilized by the laboratory

Barrel Aging & Barrel Maintenance

The methods, considerations, and equipment utilized in barrel aging. Includes the science, microbiology, and taste profiles associated with analyzing and production of barrel-aged beers. Includes the methods and considerations associated with barrel manufacturing, material types, shapes, and maintenance

Draught Sytems Technologies, Quality, Cleaning

The methods, considerations, cleaning and sanitation, and equipment utilized in the dispensing of beers through the use of a draught system. Includes the science and methods utilized to ensure product quality is not impacted. For beer kegging operation, refer to category "Brewery Packaging General Overall Operations"

Enzymes, Extracts, General Ingredients

The science and microbiology associated with enzymes, extracts, and general ingredients, from their creation, uses in production, measurement and analysis aspects, and resulting attributes. For the use of enzymes, extracts, and general ingredience in the brewing process, refer to categories "Brewery Brewhouse (Hot Side) Operations ," "Brewery Fermenting / Aging Cellar Operations," or "Brewery Finishing Cellar Operations" depending on the point of addition.

Packaging Materials

The methods, considerations, and equipment utilized in the production and handling of packaging containers, i.e., kegs, cans, and bottles. Includes the science and microbiology associated with analysis and production of sour beers utilized by the laboratory.

Sensory

The science and methods of product sensory including training, programs, and industry trends

Food Safety, HACCP, SQF, GMP

Quality and safe food production methods, records, programs, and oversight organizations such as HACCP, SQF, GMP

Nutrition/Health

The science and methods of analysis associated with nutrition and health-related attributes. Includes industry-related trends and labeling aspects of products

Sustainability

Topic related to the impacts a brewery has on its surroundings, community, and environment. May have a correlation with brewery process categories as related to the brewery and the production of products. Can also have relavance to the production of the raw materials utilized in the production of beer and the materials utlized in the handling and delivery and distribution of products to the consumer

Vendor Development / Relationship

The topic is intended to cover the importance and fundimental value of developing vendors who provide materials, equipment, methods, and products utilized within a brewery and the production of raw materials, ingredients, and packaging materials

Brewing Industry Related Topics & Legal

Intended to be a general category associated with the brewing industry topics that don't have a category from the list provided as of this conference. Includes items such as government affairs, TTB, marketing, advertising, brewing industry trends, and new products.

Wine & Spirits Related Topics

Intended to be a general category associated with the wine and spirits industry topics that don't have a category from the list provided as of this confernece. May include categories listed within that cross-over into the brewing industry that are or may be relavent to the brewing industry. Also may include items such as government affairs, marketing, advertising, wine and spirits industry trends, and new products that impact the brewing and adult beverage industry

Cider & Mead Related Topics

The methods, considerations, and equipment utilized in the production of ciders and mead-related products. Includes the science and microbiology associated with analyzing and production of ciders and mead-related products as utilized by the laboratory