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Event Summary

This event has been canceled!

It has become clear that it is necessary to implement preventive measures to protect public health from the spread of COVID-19. The Wisconsin Brewers Guild has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Technical Conference.

We will begin the process of refunding all registrations. We hope to complete those refunds within the next 30 days.

Looking ahead, we will evaluate opportunities to reschedule once the risks of coronavirus transmission have subsided.


Thank you, 

Rebecca, WBG Marketing and Programming Director 

Mark, WBG Executive Director

Ashley, MBAA D. Milwaukee President


Badger State Brewing Company
990 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI 54304

Event Details

Thursday: March 26 - MBAA

Welcome to Green Bay!

Thursday: MicroStar Open House - Tours at 1:30 and 3:00 pm

Thursday Evening: MBAA District Milwaukee Meeting and Dinner

4:30 - 9:00 pm

Hosted by: Hinterland Brewing 

Friday: March 27

8:30 am: Doors Open - coffee & breakfast offerings by: Crystal Coffee - visit booths/network/wake up

9:45 -10:45 am: Opening Keynote

Speaker: Frank Ziede: “Creating Customer Service Jedi"

Session Sponsored by:

Malteurop Malting Company

Followed by 45 min sessions

11 -11:45 am: “Finding the Sweet Spot: Understanding How and Where to Invest Your Brewery Profits”

   Speaker: Audra Gaiziunas

CEO of Bhramari Brewing Company  

Session Sponsored By: Arryved

12 -12:45 pm: MBAA Technical Discussion "Yeast Management"

   Speaker: Dan Weber

Innovation Brewer from Dogfish Head Brewery

   Session Sponsored by:

Yakima Chief Hops

1 - 1:45 pm Lunch: 2 Food Trucks Casual Tour of Badger State Brewing

2 -2:45 pm: BA Safety Session: "Brewery Safety Matters"

   Speaker: Matt Stinchfield 

Brewers Association 

Session Sponsored By: ProBrew

3 -3:45 pm: Product Recall “How To”

   Speaker: Christopher J. Gartman - Miller Canfield

4 -4:45 pm: MBAA Technical Discussion "Raw Ingredients Panel"

   Moderater: Dan Weber, Dogfish Head

   Steve Thompson (Yakima Chief Hops)

   Mary-Jane Maurice, Director of Technical Services, Malteurop

   James Altwies (Hopnology Podcast, Botanicals)

   Dan Bies, Briess Technical Services

Prize Giveaway: Malteurop Malting Company - “Barley Days” MT trip for 2 (includes ticket, flight, and hotel) NOTE: Detailed information regarding how the entry process works will be announced very soon. This prize giveaway is ONLY for brew staff. Your brewery is automatically entered when you register. One entry per brewery.

5 -6:00 pm: Happy Hour (w/mobile Ax Throwing)

Sponsored by: Ogden Glazer + Shaefer  and Briess Malt & Ingredients 

6-7:00 pm: Snacky Snacks

(meat, cheese, and pickled things)



(located right across the parking lot from Badger State Brewing)

Wisconsin Brewers Guild + MBAA