Special Sessions

MBAA Opening Session

Thursday, June 5 - 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Level 4, Grand Ballroom

Panelists: Alex Barth, John I Haas, Inc.; Louis Gimbel, S.S. Steiner, Inc.; Jeff Milligan, Cargill Malt; Dale West, Malteurop North America, Inc.; Thomas Kraus-Weyermann, Weyermann Specialty Malts Moderator: Dan Carey, New Glarus Brewing Co.

Opening remarks will be followed by a moderated panel of leaders from both the malt and hops industries, who will provide global perspectives on the question: “Targeting 2020—Where will beer take us and how will suppliers help brewers get there?”

Brewing Fundamentals: Hops I

Thursday, June 5 - 2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Level 4, Grand Ballroom

John Paul Maye, S.S. Steiner; Daniel Sharp, Oregon State University; Mitch Steele, Stone Brewing Co.

Every year, the MBAA Brewing Fundamentals track covers a topic in brewing in-depth through multiple sessions. This year, MBAA will present you with a thorough look at hops. At the beginning of this first session of two, John Paul Maye from S.S. Steiner will present a detailed investigation of hop chemistry, including antioxidant and antibacterial properties of hop compounds and an analysis of hop acids. Then, Daniel Sharp from Oregon State University will go over definitions, measurements, and factors of hop quality. To finish this first session, Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co. will discuss recent trends in hops, ranging from bursting to new varieties to evaluation processes, and more. Do not forget to come back on Friday for Brewing Fundamentals: Hops II!

Brewing Fundamentals: Hops II

Friday, June 6 - 2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Lobby Level, Empire Ballroom

Zach Turner, Hopunion LLC; Tim Kostelecky, John I. Haas, Inc.

In this second of two sessions on the Hops Brewing Fundamentals track, MBAA concludes its in-depth look at hopping. Zach Turner of Hopunion will discuss hop beers in an agricultural context and tell the hops story. He will also present on aroma additions after boiling. Then, Tim Kostelecky from John I. Haas will take a thorough look at hops and beer flavor, including oil composition, aroma compounds, bitterness, and more.

MBAA Closing Session

Saturday, June 7 - 3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Level 4, Grand Ballroom

Panelists: Karl Butzmann, Ziemann International GmbH Brewing Systems, Inc.; Ashton Lewis, Paul Mueller Co.; Roland Schlenker, GEA Brewery Systems; Fred Scheer, Krones Inc.
Moderator: Jaime Jurado, Abita Brewing Co.

Closing remarks will be followed by a moderated panel of leaders from the global industries of brewing and packaging equipment. They will put the current state of the U.S. brewing industry in an international

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