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.
Rebecca, WBG Marketing and Programming Director
Mark, WBG Executive Director
Ashley, MBAA D. Milwaukee President
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:
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:
➸ 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
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)
➸ 6-7:00 pm: Snacky Snacks
(meat, cheese, and pickled things)
(located right across the parking lot from Badger State Brewing)