​​Keynote Sessions​

Opening Keynote:​​ "Barley, Beer, and Community" ​• Dr. Patrick Hayes ​

​​​Friday, Oc​​tober 6​​​​

Dr. Patrick Hayes is a Professor of Barley Breeding and Genetics at Oregon State University. Since 1986 his research team has focused on barley – in its many forms and uses. Research thrusts have included: the development of winter and facultative habit malting barley varieties; the many facets of winter hardiness; dissection of quantitative disease resistance; characterization and utilization of genetic diversity; stimulating local barley production; development of multi-use naked barley for organic and conventional systems; exploring the contributions of barley genotype to beer flavor; and barley quality assessment. ​

The OSU Barley Project has released 20 varieties/germplasms, developed 24 mapping populations/panels, distributed approximately 22 metric tons of barley seed, published 192 papers in refereed journals, and authored 13 book chapters. Pat and his team plan to release two more varieties (both GN-zeroes!) and one germplasm (resistant to all known races of stem rust?) and to publish at least five more papers in 2023. Pat has taught Plant Genetics to approximately 1,400 students: most graduated with a keen appreciation for the complexity and power of genetics. The rest survived. He has served as Major Professor/co-Major Professor for 34 graduate students, mentored 11 post-docs, and hosted 24 visiting scientists from 15 countries. Pat's new year's resolution is to retire Ja​nuary 1, 2024, and to always answer questions but never to offer unsolicited advice.  

​Closing Keynote  •  Daniel Carey


Sunday, October 8

​Daniel Carey operates the New Glarus Brewing Company in Wisconsin along with his business partner and wife, Deb, as well as two daughters and grandchildren. He shoveled out his first mash tun in 1979 at the age of 18 while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science at the University of California Davis. Dan was Valedictorian of the Siebel Institute Course in Brewing Science. He served his apprenticeship at the Ayinger Brewery near Munich then passed the Institute of Brewing Diploma Examination followed by the Master Brewer Exam. He also was a Production Supervisor for Anheuser-Busch. Dan won the Association of Brewers 2003 “Small Brewer of the Year” Award, the 2005 and 2006 “Mid Size Brewer of the Year” Awards as​ well as the 2006 Russell Schehrer Award for Innovations in Brewing.