American Society of Brewing Chemists To Host Funky Fermentations: Brewing with Mixed Cultures

For brewers that want to learn more about brewing with mixed culture fermentations, next week the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) will be in Portland.

On Wednesday, April 11th, ASBC will present Funky Fermentations: Brewing with Mixed Cultures at McMenamins Mission Theater. This event will feature talks by White Labs lab operations manager Kara Taylor on culture care and selection, pFriem Family Brewers QC lab manager Max Kravitz on trends and techniques, and Professor of Food Science and Technology at OSU Dr. Chris Curtin on advanced beer microbial analysis.

Participants will receive three 30-minute technical presentations focused on mixed culture fermentations relevant to the brewer. The focus of this meeting is to teach a budding brewing scientist or the curious individual how to source, manage, and utilize mixed cultures in the brewing process. Dinner will also be provided.


Program Agenda:
​5:00–6:30pm ​Networking
​6:30–7:15pm ​Max Kravitz of pFriem – Trends and Techniques
​7:15–8:00pm ​Kara Taylor of White Labs – Culture Care and Selection
​8:00–8:45pm ​Chris Curtin, Ph.D. at Oregon State University – Advanced Beer Microbial Analysis

Registration is currently open and costs $35.00 to attend and will continue through 10:00am PST on April 11, 2018. Click HERE to register.

The American Society of Brewing Chemists was founded in 1934 to improve and bring uniformity to the brewing industry on a technical level. Today, ASBC is comprised of individual and corporate members worldwide representing breweries of all sizes, the allied industries that supply the brewing industry, academic researchers, government agencies, and organizations associated with regulation of the brewing industry

McMenamins, Oregon State University, pFriem Family Brewers, White Labs, Ninkasi Brewing Company, and Wyeast Laboratories has generously sponsored Funky Fermentations: Brewing with Mixed Cultures.

McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR

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