Craft Beer Professionals is hosting its Spring Virtual Conference on April 19-21, and it’s 100% free! The three-day, virtual conference of 50+ educational sessions will span a variety of topics, presented by industry experts, from the business of beer to the science of brewing (and everything in between). This year, two of our very own—Charlie Bamforth, distinguished professor emeritus at UC Davis, and Glen Fox, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Science at UC Davis—will be presenting. Don’t miss this exciting event. All sessions are 45 minutes, including Q&A. RSVP required. View the full schedule here.
Charlie's talk: Bubbles for the Best in Beer
Monday, April 19, 1:15 p.m. EST
People drink with their eyes, so foam is an essential part of a decent drinking experience. The achievement of excellent foam performance demands attention to raw materials, process and, above all, dispense. This presentation will deliver a comprehensive account of how to achieve excellent head every time.
Glen's talk: Malt Quality - Exploring Content vs Composition Paradigms
Wednesday, April 21, 1 p.m. EST
The challenge of maltsters and brewers is to use limited quality data to prepare raw materials and brew beer, which have thousands of individual compounds. Through advances in a range of technologies, we now better understand the many compounds that drive flavor and aroma profiles and pin point to raw materials and processing effects that influence those important traits. Due to the cost of the technology or the cost to operate, these technologies are not readily available. However, there are some cheaper options, which can help provide more discrete compositional information in real time. This presentation dives deeper into the quality of barley, malt and beer, and explores some options to enable craft brewers with more data to make decisions for more efficient and sustainable brewing.
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