Join us live for in-depth online learning experiences covering both the brewing and business sides of running a small-scale craft brewery.
Each Online Boot Camp is recorded so attendees can watch and learn again and again from video playback.
January 15, 2021, 1 pm to 5 pm (Eastern)
Join craft brewery financial expert Audra Gaiziunas for four hours to learn the tools to better understand and manage a craft brewery’s money needs. YOu’ll start the day gaining an understanding of the importance of finance and accounting in craft beer and learn the top financial mistakes breweries make (and how to avoid them). You’ll then be introduced to the basics of the brewery balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements to understand how they all tie together for your brewery business. You’ll also learn basic ratio analysis to better communicate with bankers and investors. Brewery cost accounting will be covered including beer recipe costing and overhead allocation. Plus during this online workshop budgeting, inventory management, and standard operating procedures you should have in place will be discussed.
February 26, 2021, 1 pm to 5 pm (Eastern)
Water is a critical brewing ingredient and yet is one of the least understood. John Palmer, who wrote the definitive book on the subject, Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, will take the mystery out of your approach to handling water in your brewery. You’ll learn not only the chemistry, but also the tests you should be taking and the adjustments to make resulting in better beer. As part of this online boot camp you will be mailed ahead of time a BrewLab water testing kit (retail value $120) so you can learn right along in real-time the practical how-to aspects of getting the most out of your brewery’s water with the goal of brewing the best beer possible no matter the style. The BrewLab kit is yours to keep to use on future batches at your brewery.
March 5, 2021, 1 pm to 5 pm (Eastern)
Join Dr. Chris White and Kara Taylor of White Labs on how to master different yeast-related techniques. This four-hour online workshop will cover culture selection and explore preparing yeast for pitching, what to expect when re-pitching, working with multiple cultures, and how to troubleshooting fermentation issues related to poor yeast-handling practices. Plus, you’ll learn right alongside these experts with a yeast lab kit (retail value $50) mailed to you before the online workshop. Follow along in real-time how to use slants, harvesting yeast, washing and resusing yeast, streaking plates, calculating growth rates, and much more.