SCHEDULE

2019 SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. TAKE A LOOK AT 2018 IF YOU LIKE:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (Pre-i-BEST Extras)

3 p.m.: Line-Cleaning Workshop (SOLD OUT)

4:30 p.m.: Off-Flavor Sensory Training (SOLD OUT)

6 p.m.: Freshman Orientation (for new IBG members)

7 p.m.: IBG Membership Meeting w/ Julia Herz of the Brewers Association (IBG Brewery Members only)

8 p.m.: Tippling and Revelry

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

8 a.m.-Noon: Check-in (refreshments available)

8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Trade Show

9 a.m.-9:50 a.m.: OPENING KEYNOTE (at Waterloo Center for the Arts)

"Sustainability Resources for Brewers"

Ian Hughes (Brewers Association)

10:15 a.m.-11:05 a.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

     TECHNICAL BREWING: "Hops: Beyond Leaf & Pellets," by Doug Wilson (Hopsteiner)

     LEGAL: "Sexual Harassment in the Hospitality Industry:  The Customer is not King," by Mark Hudson (Shuttleworth & Ingersoll)

     BUSINESS/MARKETING: "Launching a Brand," by Aaron "Steinie" Steinmann (Brewhaus Media)

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

     TECHNICAL BREWING: "Practical Propagation: Working with Yeast," by Chris Priebe (Millstream Brewing Company)

     LEGAL: "Business Entity Formation & Operating Agreements," by Michael Dayton (Nyemaster Goode PC)

     BUSINESS/MARKETING: "Social Media Content Management for Breweries," by Justin Hemminger (Ohio Craft Brewers Association)

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: LUNCH

2 p.m.-2:50 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

     TECHNICAL BREWING: "Nuances of Malt in Brewing," by Don Moore (Canada Malting)

     LEGAL: "Mistakes That Cause Lawsuits," by Abhay Nadipuram (Davis Brown Law)

     BUSINESS/MARKETING: "Benchmarking for Success," by Josh Lance (Lance CPA)

3:15 p.m.-4:05 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

     TECHNICAL BREWING: "Setting Up Sensory," by Liz Pratt (Sensory Specialist)

     LEGAL: "Real Estate Reality," by Katie McKain (Brown Winick)

     BUSINESS/MARKETING: "Working With Wholesalers: Best Practices" Panel Discussion

Terry Timmerman (Fahr Beverage), Garret Lorensen (7G Distributing), and Joe Hotek (Doll Distributing)

Moderated by Brian McCormac (Brown Winick)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: CLOSING KEYNOTE (at Waterloo Center for the Arts)

"Making Sense of These Interesting Beer Times"

John Holl (Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine)