Iowa Brewers Education Seminar & Tippling

A daylong education and outreach conference for IBG members as well as the general public, i-BEST (Iowa Brewers Education Seminar and Tippling) is packed with useful brewing and beer business information.

The 2018 conference will be hosted by SingleSpeed Brewing Company in Waterloo, Iowa on Nov. 3.

I-BEST has something for everyone. For those already in the craft brewing industry, content addresses issues on technical brewing as well as business and marketing. Homebrewers looking to improve their skills will find helpful information, and those planning a brewery or looking to transition into the industry will also benefit. Breakout sessions allow attendees to chose among seminars in three tracks: business/marketing, legal, and technical brewing.

Along with seminars on bench-marking for success, legal issues, social media strategy, working with wholesalers, advanced hop products, yeast propogation, and more, the 2018 keynote addresses will be delivered by Ian Hughes of the Brewers Association and John Holl of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine.

In addition to a full day of beer and brewing education, i-BEST includes morning refreshments, lunch, an industry trade show, networking with IBG associate/retail members & sponsors, and tippling. This year, we'll be offering two i-BEST Eve seminars: line-cleaning and off-flavor sensory (additional registration required).





Courtyard Waterloo Cedar Falls

250 Westfield Avenue

Waterloo, Iowa 50701

Call (319) 233-5531 to secure reservations for 11/2 and/or 11/3 at $119 + tax (mention Iowa Brewers Guild for special pricing through October 20).


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3 Learning Tracks