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San Diego Boot Camp Overview

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2018 San Diego BYO Boot Camp

Learn hands-on from brewing experts including: Mitch Steele, John Palmer, Ashton Lewis, Steve Parkes, Dr. Chris White, Gordon Strong, Brad Smith, Michael Tonsmeire, Aaron Hyde, John Blichmann, and more! Each Boot Camp class runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 2 & 3, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Don’t wait to register – each boot camp is limited to just 35 people!

Choose one day or two!


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Your Boot Camp Registration includes:

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p..m hands-on learning limited to 35 people per class
  • Lunch plus Friday keynote from Peter Zien of Alesmith Brewing and Saturday BYO Columnists Panel Q&A
  • Any course materials
  • Sponsor Welcome Bag
  • One Year (8 issues) Subscription/Renewal to Brew Your Own magazine (to begin March/April 2018)
  • Boot Camp wraps up with a San Diego Craft Breweries Beer Reception pouring samples of their beer
  • Full-day, Small-Class, Hands-on Boot Camps Available:

    Friday, February 2, 2018 Boot Camps, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (choose just one per day)

    • Advanced Homebrew Hopping Techniques – with Mitch Steele
    • Barrels and Wood-Aging – with Michael Tonsmeire
    • Troubleshooting Homebrew Faults & Fixes – with Ashton Lewis
    • Advanced All-Grain Techniques – with Gordon Strong
    • Recipe Formulation  – with Brad Smith
    • All-Grain Brewing Essentials – with John Palmer and John Blichmann
    • Turning Pro & Commercial Brewery Start-Up: FULL TWO-DAY  (Friday & Saturday combined) BOOT CAMP – with Steve Parkes

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 Boot Camp, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (choose just one per day)

    • Brew Chem 101 – with Ashton Lewis
    • Sour Beer Techniques – with Michael Tonsmeire
    • Beer Sensory Evaluation – with Aaron Hyde
    • Advanced Yeast Techniques – with Chris White

    Please note due to repeated requests we are repeating four of our most popular Boot Camp topics from Friday again on Saturday to give more people the opportunity to register for the following workshops.

    • Advanced All-Grain Techniques – with Gordon Strong
    • All-Grain Brewing Essentials – with John Palmer and John Blichmann
    • Advanced Homebrew Hopping Techniques – with Mitch Steele
    • Recipe Formulation  – with Brad Smith

    Each Boot Camp is limited to 35 attendees, register early to secure your spot!

    The BYO Boot Camp took place February 2 and 3, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza San Diego – Mission Valley.

    Pre- and Post-Conference Insider Brewery Tours options were available Thursday, February 1 and Sunday, February 4, 2018. Tour – and taste – at three different craft breweries around San Diego County during this pre- and post-Boot Camp offering. Have the opportunity to meet brewers and ask questions in addition to sampling beers. Includes a meal. A great way to kickoff and end your Boot Camp experience and check out some of San Diego’s famous craft beer scene.

    Special thanks to our San Diego sponsors. Visit them by clicking here.

    Any questions? Email us at: or call us at: (802) 362-3981 ext. 106

    By registering for a BYO Boot Camp, I give permission for the free use of my name and photo in any media account of this event. I also certify that I am 21 years of age or older.
    Cancellation policy: For a refund, less a $100 administrative charge per person, send written notice by January 2, 2018. Refund requests received after January 2, 2018 will not be refunded. All refund requests will be processed post-boot camps.

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