Beer Styles Introduction

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CBC 2015 by the Numbers

February 11, 2015 Leave a comment

590+ Number of exhibitors. Have a look at our link.  Booth 2346

10,000+ Total attendees expected. Have you registered yet? Early bird pricing ends March 5! Register now. Remember hotel and travel details too!

1 First Timers Meet and Greet hosted by the Brewers Association Event Committee.

80 Seminars offered. Plan your days with the official CBC app!

19½ Hours of BrewExpo America®—now a half-day longer! View the complete schedule here.

10 Seminar tracks to choose from: brewery operations, brewpubs, export development, government affairs, packaging breweries, quality, selling craft beer, start-ups, sustainability, technical brewing.

150 Number of speakers. Check out the online planner for seminar details, speaker bios and more.

Six Symposium/collaboration beers from Oregon breweries. Each attendee gets one randomly pre-selected bottle in their registration goody bag. Bottle trading among attendees is encouraged!

13 Number of hospitality suites. Five on Wednesday and Thursday, three on Friday.

21,000 Oysters provided at Welcome Reception (among other locally and regionally sourced seafood and meat).

Source: Brewers Association

DRAUGHT BEER QUALITY FOR RETAILERS

January 25, 2015 Leave a comment

January 22, 2015
In our first Power Hour of 2015, three draught quality experts take us on a tour of the Brewers Association’s newest resource, Draught Beer Quality for Retailers. These experts present the four major sections of the publication, highlighting key takeaways in each:

Key considerations and components: What should your system look like?
Proper operation of your draught system
Draught system cleaning and maintenance
Case studies and economics of line cleaning
The group also discusses the genesis of this new retailer-focused publication from earlier work done by the BA’s draught beer quality subcommittee, along with some of the quality issues we face as an industry.

Speakers:

Neil Witte, Training and Technical Support Manager, Duvel USA, Boulevard Brewing Co. and Brewery Ommegang

Matt Meadows, Director of Field Quality, New Belgium Brewing Company

Kevin Reed, Director of Brewing Operations, Rock Bottom Breweries, CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.

Source: Brewers Association

How A Soda Fountain Works

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Brewers Association January Power Hour – Draught Beer Quality for Retailers

January 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 1:00 pm Eastern; 12:00 noon Central; 11:00 am Mountain; 10:00 am Pacific

Topic:
Draught Beer Quality for Retailers

Speakers:
Neil Witte, Training and Technical Support Manager, Duvel USA, Boulevard Brewing Co. and Brewery Ommegang
Matt Meadows, Director of Field Quality, New Belgium Brewing Company
Kevin Reed, Director of Brewing Operations, Rock Bottom Breweries, CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, Inc.

Join us for our first Power Hour of 2015 as three draught quality experts take us on a tour of the Brewers Association’s newest resource, Draught Beer Quality for Retailers. These experts will present the four major sections of the publication, highlighting key takeaways in each:
> Key considerations and components: What should your system look like?
> Proper operation of your draught system Draught system cleaning and
> maintenance Case studies and economics of line cleaning

We’ll also discuss the genesis of this new retailer-focused publication from earlier work done by the BA’s Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee, along with some of the quality issues we face as an industry.

PLEASE NOTE: This Power Hour is NOT restricted to BA members only and brewers are encouraged to invite their distributor and retailer customers to participate. There is no charge for non-member participation. Power Hour Primer
Register online by January 21

Categories: Draft Systems, Quality

Draught Beer Quality for Retailers

January 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Retailers play a critical role in preserving the great flavor and aroma in beer created by brewers. Great beer in a consumer’s glass is no accident – beer must be handled with care at retail. Draught beer systems commonly pour a wide range of brewers’ and suppliers’ beer, so everyone has an interest in keeping great beer great – brewers and wholesalers, retailers and consumers.
Draught Beer Quality for Retailers, a new publication from the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee, is intended to help retailers consistently pour great beer and preserve profits thru industry accepted best practices. When handled properly from brewery to bar to glass, draught beer delivers what many consider to be the freshest, most flavorful beer available.

Draught Beer Quality for Retailers can be downloaded free at draughtquality.org.

Printed copies can be ordered on the Brewers Association store for a nominal charge

Matt Meadows, Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee Chair
Ken Grossman, Brewers Association Technical Committee Co-Chair
John Mallet, Brewers Association Technical Committee Co-Chair
Chris Swersey, Brewers Association
Chuck Skypeck, Brewers Association

Categories: Draft Systems, Quality

Liquid volume in a dispense line

December 5, 2014 Leave a comment

The inner diameter of the tubing (ID) determines the liquid contents:

3/16” ID = 1/6 oz/ft
1/4” ID = 1/3 oz/ft
5/16” ID = 1/2 oz/ft
3/8” ID = 3/4 oz/ft