​​​Be Included in the Technical Quarterly Focus Issue on Quality and Sensory​​

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Focus Issue Editors: Benjamin Bailey, Troegs Brewing Co.; Craig Thomas, Firestone Walker Brewing Company; and Samantha M. Bennett, New Glarus Brewing Company

Editor-in-Chief: John Palmer


A robust quality and sensory program​ is vital to every successful brewery. Sensory evaluations inform a brewer's ingredient selections, as well as evaluation and approval of the final product. While many aspects of setting up a robust quality program may seem intuitive, the experiences of quality and sensory personnel have a lot to teach us. In the second quarter of 2023, the Technical Quarterly (TQ) Focus Issue will examine Quality and Sensory challenges and solutions.

To this end, the editors of Technical Quarterly are calling for papers that describe and discuss challenges and solutions in quality and sensory programs, including original research, reviews, and best practices. Discussions of actual projects and evaluations are welcome, no matter how small. If your brewery had to work it, then likely someone else will benefit from your experience.

We invite you to submit proposals, outlines, and/or drafts of your articles to Focus Issue Guest Editors Ben BaileyCraig Thomas, and Samantha M. Bennett​​ or to Editor-in-Chief John Palmer. Generally, we are looking for articles that are 2,000–5,000 words, although shorter and longer articles are acceptable with quality content. Each submission should include a title, an abstract (summary, max. 100 words), and a short author biography (max. 100 words).

Submit your article today!

Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2023

Draft Deadline: April 15, 2023

Final Submission Deadline: May 1, 2023​​

Author Guidelines​

All article types are encouraged for this issue. TQ has a dozen ways for you to share your latest research and advances in grains and malting with the Master Brewers community. Please refer to TQ’s Author Guidelines for more information.

Contact John Palmer, TQ Editor-in-Chief, with your article idea. He and the Focus Issue Editors can help you refine it.

Author Benefits

A focus issue offers significant benefits to authors, helping to raise their profile in the industry. A single-topic issue gives Master Brewers members an opportunity to publish alongside the related work of peers to highlight progress in the focus area. The upcoming TQ Focus Issue will be widely promoted and is expected to be highly read, giving authors maximum exposure. Articles receive DOIs and will be submitted to Crossref, allowing citation connectivity with other journals.

For more information about the scope of the issue or to submit your article, please contact John Palmer, TQ Editor-in-Chief.

​Interested in submitting?

Email ​John Palmer at tqeditor@mbaa.com​​.​​