OHIO CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE

Presented by The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Conference

Join us at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH, on Jan. 9-10, 2019 for the
5th annual Ohio Craft Brewers Conference. Packed with educational seminars, featured speakers, industry vendors and awesome networking opportunities. Whether you work for an operating brewery, have a brewery in planning or are a craft beer industry vendor, there’s sure to be something for everyone…and a few craft beers too!

Interested in going to the conference on Jan. 9th and 10th?
“Early Bird” discount registrations for OCBA member breweries available through 10/31/2018.

2019 AGENDA

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Trade show set-up at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (350 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215)

 

OCBA Quarterly Member Meeting

Location TBD

3 – 4 p.m.: Voting Members Meeting

4 – 5:30 p.m.: OCBA Member Meeting

5:30 – 7 p.m.: OCBA reception at TBD

 

Evening Activities

TBD

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ohio Craft Brewers Conference 2019 – Day 1

Hyatt Regency Columbus (350 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215)

 

7:30 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast and registration/badge pickup

 

8 – 11 a.m.: Breakfast Beverage Bar

 

9 – 10 a.m.:

Main Room (Delaware): Welcome address with Mary MacDonald, OCBA Executive Director and Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing, OCBA Board President
Keynote Speaker: Tom Shellhammer Professor of Fermentation Science, Oregon State University, “Rethinking the contributions of hops to beer flavor”

 

10 – 10:45 a.m.:

Main Room: Partnering with a Wholesaler or Self-distribution; What’s Right for Your Brewery? with Dennis Kramer-Wine, Rhinegeist, Brady Duncan, MadTree Brewing Company and Bobby Slattery, Fifty West Brewing Company

Fundamentals Room: Brand Building in Real Time: Sharing Your Story and Building a Brand Across Different Media Platforms with Devon Kelly and Marissa DeSantis, Great Lakes Brewing Company

Special Topics Room: TTB Confidential: Tips and Insights from an Agency Insider with James Niekamp, Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

 

11 – 11:45 a.m.:

Main Room: Creating a Learning Culture Around Beer with Mike Williams and Mike Buckley, Great Lakes Brewing Company

Fundamentals Room: Alternative ways to raise Start-Up Capital- Crowdfunding and Founders Clubs with Ali and Jon Hovan, HiHO Brewing Co.

Special Topics Room: Managing your Barrels: Sourcing Growth on a Budget and Building it into an Award-Winning Program with Chris Davison, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company, Jason Brewer and Jared Lewinski, Listermann Brewing Company

 

12 – 2 p.m.: TRADE SHOW TIME (Ballroom + Foyer)

 

12:45 – 2 p.m.: Lunch in Franklin

 

2 – 2:45 p.m.:

Main Room: Demystifying Sensory of Raw Materials with Rebecca Jennings assisted by Sara Hagerty and Whitney Thompson, Origin Malts

Fundamentals Room: CIP (Clean in Place): How to verify and document clean? with Larry Reuter, Ecolab

Special Topics Room: What to Know When you Want to Make More Than Beer with Adam Armstrong and Kevin Connell, Ohio Beer Counsel

 

3 – 3:45 p.m.:

Main Room: Data & Dashboards Deconstructed: Initiate an Actionable, Sustainable Strategy with Jack McCraine, Firm Director of Baker Tilly and Mike Gramins, Craft Brewery Sales Director of Boelter Beverage

Fundamentals Room: The Path to Success…Non-Brewing Water Use with Rudy Othmer and Gary Macmann, Enerco Corporation and Doug Beedy, Elevator Brewing Company

Special Topics Room: Centrifuge Applications for Breweries with Joakim Gustafsson, Alfa Laval Brewery Technology, John Haggerty, Warped Wing Brewing Company and Mark Hunger, Great Lakes Brewing Company

 

4 – 6:30 p.m.: Trade Show Time and Happy Hour in Ballroom/Exhibit Hall

 

Evening Activities

TBD

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ohio Craft Brewers Conference 2018 – Day 2

Hyatt Regency Columbus (350 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215)

 

8:30 – 10 a.m.: Registration/badge pickup

 

10 – 10:45 a.m.:

Main Room: Keynote Speaker: Fans, Hands, and Brands: Strategies and Tactics for Being Inclusive and Building Diversity in Craft Beer with Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham, Diversity Ambassador, Brewers Association

 

11 – 11:45 a.m.:

Main Room: How to Create, Organize and Run Unique and Large Scale Beer Events with Bobby Slattery and Max Fram, Fifty West Brewing Company

Fundamentals Room: Understanding Malt Analysis with Andrew Martahus, Haus Malts and Rebecca Jennings, Origin Malts

Special Topics Room: FSMA- How Does it Effect a Brewery? With Larry Reuter, Ecolab

Fermentation Room: Diastaticus: Detection and Characterization with Nate Gibbon, Omega Yeast

 

12 – 12:45 p.m.:

Main Room: Making Clean Barrel Aged Beers with Brad Clark, Director of Brewing Operations, Jackie O’s Brewery

Fundamentals Room: Human Resources 101 with Betty Bollas, Fibonacci Brewing Company

Special Topics Room: Pouring Profit: Maximizing Draught System Knowledge to Maximize Sales with Adam Pratt, MadTree Brewing and Matthew Bee, Micro-Matic

Fermentation Room: Managing employee safety in craft brewery operations with Keith Bullock, OSHA On-Site Consultation Program, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

 

12:45 – 2 p.m.: Lunch in Franklin Room

 

2 – 2:45 p.m.:

Main Room: The Flavor Leadership Criteria for Beer and How to Measure It with Dr. Roy Desrochers, Tufts University (note: 2 hour presentation)

Fundamentals Room: Panel: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Opened a Brewery with Jimmy Stockwell, Little Fish Brewing, Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing and John Haggerty Warped Wing Brewing Company

Special Topics Room: All Trails Lead to Beer! Capturing Trail Town Tourism with Chris Hutson, Yellow Springs Brewery and Andrea Irland, National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program

Fermentation Room: What’s trending in Hops?  Nationally and in Ohio with Derek Thompson, OSHY Hops, Mike McCoy, Bolivar Brothers Farm & Hopyard and Roy Johnson, John I. Haas, Inc.

 

3 – 3:45 p.m.:

Main Room: The Flavor Leadership Criteria for Beer and How to Measure It with Dr. Roy Desrochers, Tufts University (note: 2 hour presentation)

Fundamentals Room:

Special Topics Room: Sustainability Panel with Kevin Ely, Wooly Pig Farm Brewery, Austin Hietpas, MadTree Brewing, Jamie Sipps, HiHO Brewing Co., Vincent Valentino, Land-Grant Brewing, and Sean White, Little Fish Brewing

Fermentation Room: Dry-Hop Creep: Understanding the Enzyme Potential of Hops and How it Can Impact Beer Quality with Victor Pool, Columbus Brewing Company

 

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VIEW OUR 2019 TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor spaces for the 2019 Ohio Craft Brewers Conference are still available. To download the trade show application, click here.