NanoCon

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 NanoCon Online Schedule

11:05 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

AUTOMATION OPTIONS FOR SMALL-SCALE SYSTEMS – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACK Brewing has always been a blend of science and art. Proper temperatures, mash times, pH levels, and procedures give you control over your brewery that result in a consistent, repeatable process and product. But they also provide the brewer with the freedom to craft each beer to their own style, explore new ideas, or change things up to showcase different ingredients. In this seminar, we’ll explore automation in the small-scale brewhouse and cellar and how it enables the brewer to better practice their craft. We will teach you what you need to know so you can take better care of your draught beer back home at your brewery. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the eventClick here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

KEVIN WEAVER
FOUNDER, BREWMATION 

FINANCING OPTIONS FOR YOUR NANO LAUNCH – START-UPS TRACK –You’ve got your great idea and even a business plan, but how are you going to pay for the equipment, location, and materials to get your brewery up and running. Brewery financial expert Audra Gaiziunas is very familiar with the broad range of financing your brewery dream – from friends and family to banks and everything in between. She’ll run down the different options along with the pros and cons of each so you can better weigh your options to raise money and how those decisions might impact your future business. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the #1 PDF and the “Sources and Uses” excel sheet from Audra’s presentation. 

AUDRA GAIZIUNAS
OWNER, BREWED FOR HER LEDGER, LLC

 

10 WAYS TO BOOST TAPROOM SALES IN THE “NEW NORMAL” – SALES & MARKETING TRACK – Join Andrew Coplon, the Founder of Secret Hopper, to learn how the little things can make a big difference in your tasting room. Merely suggesting a second beer? A 16 percent increase in that tab. How about handing a guest a physical menu? An impressive 35 percent increase in the average check versus those without. Encouraging a to-go purchase? Nearly 50 percent of those guests asked will make the added purchase. This educational session will discuss these strategies and 7 more ways to boost taproom sales and create even more memorable experiences in the “New Normal”. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ANDREW COPLON
FOUNDER, SECRET HOPPER

 

12:05 to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Q&A WITH NANO VENDORS – You can check in live with your choice of top craft brewing vendors to get your questions answered about Nano-sized equipment, gear, ingredients, and supplies.

STOUT TANKSClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

FERMENTISClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

THE GRAINFATHERClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

XPRESSFILL Click here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

 

12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)

CONTRACT BREWING & ALTERNATING PROPRIETORSHIPS – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACKMany Nano breweries are happy to stay put with their existing brewing system, but see opportunities to sell their beer well beyond their taprooms. Besides expanding your own physical brewery, there are several options to consider that other small craft breweries are using to increase their brewing volumes while not investing in a larger brewhouse. One avenue is contract brewing your recipes with a larger brewery that has existing capacity. The other is an alternating proprietorship so that you share the resources of a larger brewhouse with other craft brewers. The Craft Beer Attorney Candace Moon will walk you through how contract brewing and alternating proprietorship are set up as well as the pros and cons of each so that you can carefully consider your options as you look to cost-effectively expand your reach. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

CANDACE L. MOON
THE CRAFT BEER ATTORNEY, APC
INSTRUCTOR, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER PROGRAM

 

CREATE A MONTH’S WORTH OF BREWERY SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS IN 1 WORK DAY – SALES & MARKETING TRACK – Social media marketing should be a vital part of your marketing plan for your brewery, but it can be overwhelming, stressful, and time consuming. Julie Rhodes, owner of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, a business consultant for the craft beer industry, will lead this track on how to plan, create, schedule and post a month’s worth of social media content for your brewery in just one regular work day. Learn how to take your social media marketing efforts to the next level, all while saving time and effort in creating content to promote your beer brand. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

JULIE RHODES
OWNER, NOT YOUR HOBBY MARKETING SOLUTIONS

 

BALANCING BEING OWNER & HEAD BREWER – START-UPS TRACK –Juggling all the various duties of being a small business owner is always challenging, but when one of those responsibilities is also brewing beer in addition to running a business your workday gets pretty complex. Doing everything as well as it needs to get done takes some careful planning and organization so key items don’t fall through the cracks in the brewery or at your desk. Steve Parkes who wears both the Brewmaster and Business Owner hats at his Drop In Brewing as well as running the American Brewers Guild will help you make better decisions on how best to divide your time and duties so things go smoothly. Click here for the recorded session. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

STEVE PARKES
BREWMASTER & OWNER, DROP IN BREWING COMPANY
OWNER & LEAD INSTRUCTOR, AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD

 

SMALL-SCALE SOUR BEER BREWING – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACK – Understand how to produce sour and funky beers for your small brewery from a fellow craft brewer and author of the book American Sour Beers, Michael Tonsmeire. You’ll cover wort production, growing alternative microbes, blending, aging on fruit, and of course, sanitation. The goal is that you’ll leave with a better knowledge to produce your own sour beers suited to the taste profile you want and the time frame you need as a business. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

MICHAEL TONSMEIRE
AUTHOR, AMERICAN SOUR BEERS
CO-FOUNDER, SAPWOOD CELLARS

 

1:35 to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO TRENDS PANEL –  Listen to craft beer industry veterans discuss trends specific to the Nano segment from both the business as well as beer side. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event.

John Holl (moderator), Ashton Lewis from BSG Craft Brewing (panelist), Mickey Fanney from ABS Commercial (panelist), Josh Miller from Blichmann Engineering Pro (panelist), and Bill Nootenboom from Stout Tanks (panelist)

 

2:05 to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL BREWERY BRANDING – SALES & MARKETING TRACK – You make great beer, but many Nanos forget that they also need to keep building a brand around their beer. Have you emphasized the right back story to tell and is that story and personality reinforced through design and all marketing materials? Plus does your marketing voice work with or against other efforts? Craft beverage branding expert Todd Colburn will help you identify how you can be most successful with your branding efforts at your brewery. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event(PDF not available)

TODD COLBURN
FOUNDER AND CEO, HIGHER GRAVITY BRAND ADVOCATES
CO-DIRECTOR AND FACULTY CSUSM ENGIBEERING® PROGRAM
INSTRUCTOR, UCSD EXTENSION CRAFT MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION

5 WAYS TO REDUCE BREWERY RISK – START-UPS TRACK – Starting a business is an exciting process, but it can be a little scary. You can now be liable for new risks you face as brewery owners and operators….which can be financially devastating. This seminar examines risks we face as an operator and owner, and gives you 5 practical, “take-home-and use” ways to reduce the chance of incidents that can stop us before we even get started. These tips from Robin Campbell, who specializes in brewery-specific insurance, will help you understand risk as your business grows, and enables you to make smarter decisions as it relates to insurance products and services. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ROBIN CAMPBELL
RISK MANAGER, CEDARBREW INSURANCE

 

KEYS TO BETTER BREWERY FINANCIAL FORECASTING – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACK – If your business projections and forecasted budgets are not as accurate as they should be they won’t do you or your brewery much good. Building your financial projections on a firm foundation will help you better anticipate the future money needs of your brewery and help you run it more strategically. The brewery business is highly specialized with unique accounting needs for this industry. Brewery CFO Kate Zittere will help you understand how to create more accurate projections for your business and what you should include in your forecasts. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

KATE ZITTERE
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CORONADO BREWING CO.
INSTRUCTOR, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER PROGRAM

 

BREWING WATER TREATMENTS – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACKWater is the least understood ingredient when making great beer. John Palmer, who literally wrote the book on the subject, will help take the mystery out of water’s role in brewing and how to make better beer as a result. You’ll learn how to adjust your brewing eater, understand water reports, and other vital skills any pro brewer needs to know. You’ll leave with not only an understanding of the chemistry concepts but also the practical how-to aspects of getting the most from this brewing ingredient. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event.
Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

JOHN PALMER
CO-AUTHOR, WATER – A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR BREWERS PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR, MASTER BREWERS ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS

 

3:05 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Q&A WITH NANO VENDORS – Learn the latest about Nano-sized equipment, gear, ingredients, and supplies from craft brewing vendors specializing in small-scale breweries and have the chance to get your questions answered. 

McLAUGHLIN PCClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

YAKIMA VALLEY HOPSClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

BREWMATIONClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

OMEGA YEASTClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

 

3:35 to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO TOPIC ROUNDTABLE #1 – Choose from a range of Nano subjects covering brewing to business and then go live to talk with fellow attendees who also chose that same subject to learn from each other.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETINGClick here for the live broadcast and replay after event.

LAUNCHING A BREWERYClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

TO-GO SALES STRATEGIESClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

BREWERY SPACE-SAVING TIPSClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

 

4:05 to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

WHAT EVERY BREWERY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT TRADEMARKS BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACK – With the sheer number of breweries now in business and all those beers being brewed the chances are greater than ever your naming ideas are going to overlap with another brewery. We’ve all read in social media the legal dust-ups that can take place complete with cease and desist letters and other impacts. Being in the brewery business knowing the basics about trademarks will protect your business from others copying you or you accidentally copying others. The Craft Beer Attorney Candace Moon will bring you up to speed so you can better understand and work through this increasing legal situation in the craft beer world. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

CANDACE L. MOON
THE CRAFT BEER ATTORNEY, APC
INSTRUCTOR, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER PROGRAM

 

SETTING UP COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS FOR INGREDIENTS, EQUIPMENT & MORE – START-UPS TRACKOne area of change for homebrewers launching a commercial brewery is working for the first time directly with companies that sell their brewing ingredients and supplies instead of just purchasing the same items from a local or online retailer. And there is definitely more of a learning curve involved than you would think. You’ll learn from a long-time pro brewer and now ingredients sales representative about the best ways to start off what will be an important business relationship for the success of your new Nano. Click here for the live broadcast and to the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ASHTON LEWIS
SALES REPRESENTATIVE, BSG CRAFT BREWING
TECHNICAL EDITOR, BREW YOUR OWN MAGAZINE

 

REUSING YEAST BEST PRACTICES – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACKReusing your healthy yeast can be one of your tools to a healthier fermentation as well as keeping costs down. Learn the various techniques you need to know including accessing yeast viability, yeast washing, storage, knowing when to start over with a fresh strain, and other skills from Kara Taylor of White Labs. She’ll walk you through the best practices for small craft breweries to get the most out of your yeast again, and again, and again. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

KARA TAYLOR
SENIOR LABORATORY MANAGER, WHITE LAB

KEYS TO TRAINING TAPROOM STAFF – SALES & MARKETING TRACK –Your taproom staff is the frontline of interacting with your end customers. They can easily help or hurt beer sales based on how well they interact with visitors. And ultimately they are a reflection of your brewery and will influence the enjoyment of your beer being served. Learn the best practices for training your taproom staff and how to make them more knowledgeable about your brewery’s beers they are being asked to sell to your customers. A server or bartender more knowledgeable about your beer will translate to a better customer experience, which then translates to more sales. Learn from the marketing, brand and social media strategist Jessica Ferrell on how to make sure your staff maximizes the opportunity to turn a first-time visitor into a longtime customer with the right training. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event.
Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

JESSICA FERRELL
MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT


5:05 to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern)

HOW TO PROPERLY PRICE YOUR BEERS – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACK – Many breweries don’t carefully track the costs of their individual beers they brew each batch and as a result, often end up incorrectly pricing their beers on assumptions rather than numbers. Some beers cost more to produce thanks to ingredients or other aspects like barrel aging. The price of each beer has to reflect these realities so your profit margins are in line with your costs which in the end will result in a healthier business. Coronado Brewing CFO Kate Zittere handles these same pricing decisions every day with her job and she’ll share the lessons she has learned with you on more accurately pricing your beers. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

KATE ZITTERE
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CORONADO BREWING CO.
INSTRUCTOR, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS OF CRAFT BEER PROGRAM

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 NanoCon Online Schedule

11:05 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

LEGAL CHECKLIST FOR YOUR BREWERY LAUNCH – START-UPS TRACK –Undertaking any entrepreneurial endeavor can be a daunting task. It can get very complicated when doing so in a highly regulated environment, such as the one that governs the manufacture, distribution, and sale of beer. And while every founding team will inevitably make some mistakes, Craft Brewery Lawyer Matthew McLaughlin will walk you through a legal checklist of steps to take before opening your brewery’s doors in order to give your brewery the highest chance of success. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

MATTHEW MCLAUGHLIN
FOUNDER, MCLAUGHLIN, PC

EQUIPMENT TLC: REGULAR MAINTENANCE & UPKEEP – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACKYou’ve already made the big investment in your brewhouse and fermenters and are using this equipment to brew great beer. But you really need to regularly maintain your brewing equipment for the sake of your beer quality and also the sake of your dollar investment. Learn what regular maintenance you need be doing – and how often – to take care of your valuable equipment with John Blichmann, who designs and manufactures small-scale craft brewing equipment. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

JOHN BLICHMANN
PRESIDENT, BLICHMANN ENGINEERING

MAXIMIZE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES TO CREATE NEW REVENUE STREAMS – SALES & MARKETING TRACK – COVID-19 has challenged the craft brewing industry to pivot, innovate, and find new revenue streams. Events were once a strong way to increase taproom business; however, many of these once in-person opportunities for engagement have now shifted online. In this session, we will discuss strategies your brewery can employ to maximize your guests’ virtual experience and opportunities to create additional revenue for your brewery during this changing time. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ANDREW COPLON
FOUNDER, SECRET HOPPER

BREWERY INSURANCE CLAIMS CASE STUDIES: LESSONS LEARNED – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACKWondering what could possibly happen to sabotage your brewery business? Thinking you are too small to worry about claims and lawsuits? Think again! Robin Campbell of CedarBrew Insurance will give you real-life claims examples- stuff she’s handled from her smallest to our largest brewery accounts. She’s not just going to scare you- she’ll provide practical solutions-driven responses to manage these risks before they become claims. Learn the difference between prevention and mitigation, both important tools for your management of risk at your brewery business as you grow. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ROBIN CAMPBELL
RISK MANAGER, CEDARBREW INSURANCE

12:05 – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO VENDOR Q&A – Meet live with different craft brewing vendors to ask questions and learn the latest about Nano-sized equipment, gear, ingredients, and supplies. Click here for recorded sessions.

LALLEMANDClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

LAMOTTE COMPANYClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

BLICHMANN ENGINEERING PROClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

12:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO TOPIC ROUNDTABLE #2 – Peer to peer learning from your fellow Nano industry people at its best. You choose a topic of interest to Nano Breweries spanning brewing, sales, business, and start-ups. For 30 minutes you will trade advice and tips with the other people at your virtual table on that specific topic. So you’ll have the chance to gain knowledge on a specific subject you want to explore (and maybe make some new friends and contacts along the way!)

COVID-ERA TAPROOM STRATEGIESClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

BREWING EQUIPMENT & GEARClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

1:05 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

COVID-19 BREWERY STRATEGY PANEL2020 changed everything including the way Nano Breweries operate and sell beer. We’ll have an expert panel discuss lessons learned from the experience and best practices for success moving forward. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event.

John Holl (moderator), Kevin Mullin from Rare Form Brewing (panelist), Brittney Barrie from BarrieHaus Brewing (panelist), Patrick Isbey from Various Artists Brewing (panelist), and Amy Simon from Core4 Brewing (panelist)

2:05 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

UNDERSTANDING & USING BIOTRANSFORMATION – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACKHop biotransformation by yeast is the hot brewing science topic of the moment. Certain yeast strains can transform different hops high in geraniol such as Mosaic and Citra to result in boosted hoppy citrus and floral flavors. Other biotransformation of organic acids to esters will enhance beer flavors as well. Simply put, hops can never reach their full potential in your beers without the biotransformations provided by yeast. Lallemand’s Brian Perkey will break down the science for you so you can leave with a better understanding of hop biotransformation by yeast and how that knowledge might help you brew better beer. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

BRIAN PERKEY
NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER, LALLEMAND

THE FINANCIALS BEHIND PACKAGING DECISIONS – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACK – Kegs, Cans, Growlers, Crowlers, Bottles – there are plenty of packaging options for you to consider as a brewery business. Each packaging option comes with its own lists of pros and cons. But each option also comes with its own financials based on costs and other factors. Learn how to navigate through the financial details behind your packaging decisions so you can best run your brewery business with a better understanding thanks to brewery financial expert Audra Gaiziunas. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click on the links for each presentation:
NanoCon Canning Analysis
Recipe Costing Template
Behind Packaging

AUDRA GAIZIUNAS
OWNER, BREWED FOR HER LEDGER, LLC

USING LOCAL MEDIA TO BOOST BUSINESS – SALES & MARKETING TRACK – Knowing how to pitch stories and gain coverage from local media outlets including television, radio, digital, and print can result in valuable free exposure for your brewery and bring in more customers. But first, you need to know how to approach these local media companies if you want to actually get stories about your brewery assigned and published. John Holl is a longtime, award-winning journalist specializing in craft beer and he’ll help you better navigate his world with strategies to get your brewery free coverage in regional media (and the extra business that often comes out of such stories running). Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. PDF not available

JOHN HOLL
FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND BOOK AUTHOR
HOST, BYO NANO BREW PODCAST

CREATE A “GO TO MARKET’ STRATEGY FOR YOUR BREWERY – START-UPS TRACKEver-increasing competition in the craft beer space is a challenge that all of us face, but you can give yourself a competitive advantage before you even open your brewery doors in the form of a business plan called a “go to market” strategy. Your go-to-market strategy for your brand includes how you plan to promote, price, sell, and distribute your beer – it gives you a clear vision of how you will grow your unique brand. Learn what components you need in your “go to market” strategy, step by step instructions on how to create your strategy, and how to execute those steps from Julie Rhodes, business consultant for the craft beer industry and owner of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions. Just like building a recipe for a beer, you need a clear outline of the ingredients, and the same goes for the business side of your brewing organization, so by the end of this track, you will have all the ingredients you need to build a solid launch plan for your craft brand. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

JULIE RHODES
OWNER, NOT YOUR HOBBY MARKETING SOLUTIONS

3:05 – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO VENDOR Q&A – Meet live with different craft brewing vendors to ask questions and learn the latest about Nano-sized equipment, gear, ingredients, and supplies.

BSG CRAFT BREWINGClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

3:35 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

NANO TOPIC ROUNDTABLE #3 – Your last chance to choose a new topic of interest to Nano Breweries spanning brewing, sales, business, and start-ups. For 30 minutes you will trade advice and tips with the other people at your virtual table ready to focus on that specific topic.

BREWERY START-UP STRATEGIES Click here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

BREWING TRENDSClick here for the live broadcast and replay after the event.

4:05 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS IN THE COVID-ERA TAPROOM – SALES & MARKETING TRACKNo longer can we easily and safely interact with strangers, customers, friends, and family – a huge part of the community created in a taproom. No longer can a bartender flash a quick smile as a welcoming gesture or a subtle way to thank a guest. We are having to rethink the taproom and create new operational strategies. Join Andrew Coplon of Secret Hopper for methods to best understand your guests’ expectations, how to execute them, and continue to build relationships under less than ideal circumstances. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

ANDREW COPLON
FOUNDER, SECRET HOPPER

BREWING TECHNIQUES FOR HOT TRENDS – BREWERY OPERATIONS TRACKJust because a new beer style is popular doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be careful brewing techniques and approaches to making it the best it can be for your thirsty customers. From hazy IPAs to kettle sours, there are best-selling styles customers love, but these styles are quickly evolving so there isn’t a solid foundation of known brewing traditions with techniques. Ashton Lewis will give you the straight-forward how-to technical brewing tips to tackle the newer beer styles attracting customer attention and dollars. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoin

ASHTON LEWIS
SALES REPRESENTATIVE, BSG CRAFT BREWING
TECHNICAL EDITOR, BREW YOUR OWN MAGAZINE

EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL-SCALE FOOTPRINTS – START-UPS TRACKYou would be surprised the small spaces you can shoe-horn a brewery into.  We will discuss cold-side space-saving strategies, including wheeled tanks that are there when you need them, and gone when you don’t, stackable tanks, multi-purpose tanks, (tanks that serve as fermenters, brites, and/or cold liquor tanks, depending on your need).  On the hot side, we will discuss ways to optimize corner spaces, combi-tanks, and grain handling augers, and integrated grist cases.  On the system design, we will discuss the pro’s and con’s of cold liquor tanks, and how to appropriately size your chiller for your heat loads, and how to optimize your heat exchange systems to balance space, functionality, and capital costs.  How does your cold room fit into your overall strategy?  How does your fermentation calendar affect your space requirements?  We will share war stories of low ceilings, narrow doors, tight corners, rigging challenges,  and ways you can plan for growth, regardless of the limits of your space. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

MIKE PALADINO
BREWERY DESIGN CONSULTANT, STOUT TANKS AND KETTLES, LLC

TOP 5 LEGAL MISTAKES TO AVOID AS A BREWERY – BUSINESS OPERATIONS TRACK – From regulatory compliance to managing human capital, legal risk is present in every brewery every single day. And while your time is better served developing innovative beer recipes and brewing the highest quality beer, Craft Brewery Lawyer Matthew McLaughlin will provide you examples of the five greatest legal risks facing breweries and discuss strategies and best practices you can implement to mitigate that risk. Click here for the live broadcast and to replay the recorded session after the event. Click here for the PDF of the presentation Powerpoint 

MATTHEW MCLAUGHLIN
FOUNDER, MCLAUGHLIN, PC