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THE PREMIER GATHERING OF THE NEW YORK STATE CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY

MARCH 9-12 | Albany Capital Center

NYS BREWERS

CONFERENCE

2022

Schedule

2 Days - 40+ Educational Sessions - Happy Hours & More
Recorded sessions will be available for viewing afterwards on the New York State Brewers Association YouTube channel. [click to subscribe]
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Wednesday Mar 9

2:00PM
Exhibitor Load-In

2:00 - 8:00PM
Registration Booth Open
(Main Entrance)

7:00 - 9:00PM
Welcome Reception sponsored by Brew Recruit with Sam Calagione at The Hollow Bar & Kitchen 
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8:00am – 10:00am| Light Breakfast (2nd Floor)
9:00am| Exhibit Hall + Propagate Lab Hospitality Suite Opens
9:00 | Opening Remarks (2nd Floor)
presented by Rich Vandenburgh (NYSBA Board President), Paul Leone (NYSBA Executive Director)
 
9:30 - 10:15AM |Keynote Address (2nd Floor)
presented by Sam Calagione (Brewer / Owner, Dogfish Head & Boston Beer Company)
sponsored by Fisher Phillips


10:15 - 11:00AM |Exhibit Hall


11:00AM - 12:00PM |Session 1
 
  • 1A - Understanding the Difference between Profit and Cash Flow, What Drives Cash Flow, Cash Management Tips
presented by Katherine VanBramer (Mengel Metzger Barr)
moderated by Chris Spinelli (ROC Brewing, NYSBA Treasurer)
  • 1B - A Day in the Lab - Daily Tasks to Include in Your Quality Control Program presented by Amy Todd (Zymology Labs)
  • 2A - Branding on a Budget
presented by Brittany Statt
moderated by Kyle Kensrue
  • 2B - Leading with Strength: A Conversation with Women Industry Leaders Forging a More InclusivePathway for Craft Beer
presented by Erika Anderson (Unified Beer Works), Melanie Fronhofer (Fronhofer Design), StephanieGravalese (Food/Beer Writer)
moderated by Pam Pradachith-Demler (Co-Founder/CEO Bound By Fate Brewing, Schuylerville)
  • 2C - Yeast Manipulation for Increased Thiol Efficacy in NYS Hops
presented by Lance Shaner (Omega Yeast), Stephanie Conn (HopTechnic), Christopher Holden (Hop Growers of New York)
moderated by Hutch Kugeman (Brewery at CIA, NYSBA Vice President)
12:00 - 1:00PM |Lunch / Exhibit Hall (2nd Floor)
1:00 - 2:00PM |Session 2
  • 1A - SLA Updates
presented by Vincent Bradley (Chairman, SLA), Tom Donohue, Sharif Kabir
moderated by Paul Leone (NYSBA)
  • 1B - Next Gen Hop Aroma: A Focus on Survivable Hop Compounds
presented by Spencer Tielkemeier (Yakima Chief Hops), Ashleigh Hayden (Yakima Chief Hops)
moderated by Chloe Kay (NYSBA)​
  • 2A - How to Build a Brewery
presented by Fred Nixon (Deutsche Beverage Technology)
moderated by Jeff Ware (Resurgence Brewing, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2B - Digital Solutions for Breweries: Hiring and Customer Communication
presented by Devon Hoffman (Site-Seeker)
moderated by Chris Ericson (Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, NYSBA 1st Past President)
  • 2C - What’s New in the Production of Sour Beers
presented by Molly Browning - moderated by Kevin Mullen (Rare Form Brewing, NYSBA Secretary)
2:00 - 3:00PM |Session 3
  • 1A - Integrating Sustainability into Your Brewery
presented by David Bennis (Marathon Energy), Lindsay Quiggle (Marathon Energy)
moderated by Laura Dierks (Interboro Spirits & Ales, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 1B - Dialing in Haze - Methods for Producing Hazy Beer
presented by Laura Burns (Omega Yeast)
moderated by Ian Conboy (Lucky Hare Brewing Co., NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2A - Building Key Support for your Brewery: Accounting, Legal, & Insurance
presented by David Oksenhorn (Marcum LLP), Matt Rowsell, (Sutton Insurance),
Bob English (Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C) Elke Hofmann (Elke Hofmann Law)
moderated by Kevin Cain (Lithology Brewing)
  • 2B - Talk Saves Lives - Information Specific to General Mental Health & Discussion of Stress in the Workplace
presented by Sandra Goldmeer (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention)
moderated by Chris Spinelli (Roc Brewing, NYSBA Treasurer)
  • 2C - How To Recruit Top Talent / Recruiting in a Post Covid World / DEI
presented by Stephanie Vavonese (Brew Recruit)
moderated by Rich Vandenburgh (Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., NYSBA President)
3:00 - 4:00PM |Break / Exhibit Hall
American Association for Suicide Prevention Q&A (2nd Floor Table Tops)


 
4:00 - 5:00PM |Session 4
  • 1A - Wastewater Management
    presented by Alec Distler (Champlin Associates) - moderated by Kevin Cain (Lithology Brewing)
  • 1B - Negotiation and Termination of Distribution Contract
presented by Charles Grieco (Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC)
moderated by Brendan Palfreyman (Harris Beach), Fred Matt (F.X. Matt Brewing, NYSBA Board Member), 
Marc Schulz (Prison City Pub & Brewery)
  • 2A - The History of Hard Seltzer, Why are Consumers Drinking it Today? 
presented by Douglass Miller (Cornell University)
moderated by Tim Rozmus (Brooklyn Brewery)
  • 2B - Enhancing the Taproom Experience + Increasing Revenue
presented by Mark Heuwetter (Six Harbors Brewing Co.), Jim Nau (US Foods & EBC West),
John Fischer (The Culinary Institute ofAmerica), Brittany Lacey (Arryved POS)
moderated by Eric Coleman (Beer by Coleman)
  • 2C - Improving Brewery Safety – You Already Have What You Need
presented by Matt Stinchfi eld (Brewers Association Safety Ambassador)
moderated by Jen Meyers (NYSBA)
5:00 - 6:00PM |Pink Boots Society Meeting (1A)
5:30pm - 7:30pm| Happy Hour presented by Country Malt Group & Yakima Chief (2nd Floor)
beer courtesy of Common Roots, Equillibrium, Fidens, Frog Allley, Industrial Arts, Paradox, & Sloop
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9:00AM - 5:00PM Propagate Lab Hospitality Suite Open (1st Floor)

Thursday Mar 10

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8:00am– 10:00am| Light Breakfast (2nd Floor)
8:00am– 9:00am| Annual NYSBA Brewery Member Meeting (1A)
9:00am| Exhibit Hall + Propagate Lab Hospitality Suite Opens
 
9:00 - 9:15AM|Opening Announcements (2nd Floor)
presented by Paul Leone (NYSBA Executive Director)
9:15am| Sponsor Presentation (2nd Floor)
presented by presented by Deutsche Beverage Technology
 

9:30 - 10:15AM|Keynote Address (2nd Floor)
presented by Dr. J Jackson-Beckham (Equity & Inclusion Partner, Brewers Association)
10:15 - 11:00AM|Safety Subcommittee Meeting (1A)


10:15 - 11:00AM|Exhibit Hall
11:00AM - 12:00PM|Session 1
 
  • 1A - Boiler Water Treatment
presented by Mark Botsford (The Metro Group)
  • 1B - Yeast Biotransformation - Bringing out the Thiols
presented by Laura Burns (Omega Yeast)
moderated by Hutch Kugeman (Brewery at CIA, NYSBA Vice President)
  • 2A - The Technology Your Brewery Needs to Grow
presented by Alec Johnson (Ekos), Mike Student (Arryved POS), Matt Kahn (Big Ditch Brewing), Reed Randolph (Ellicottville Brewing)
moderated by Dawn Schulz (Prison City Pub & Brewery, NYSBA Board Member
  • 2B- How To Build A Better Beer Label
presented by Glenn Clark (Crafting a Brand)
moderated by Jason Sahler (Strong Rope Brewery, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2C - How to Plan a Brewery Event/Festival 
presented by Andy Calimano (Starfish Junction Productions)
moderated by David Katleski (President Emeritus)


12:00 - 1:00PM|Lunch / Exhibit Hall
 
1:00 - 2:00PM|Session 2
  • 1A - Tax Credits
presented by Katherine VanBramer (Mengel Metzger Barr)
moderated by Rich Vandenburgh (Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., NYSBA President)
  • 1B - How to Create Video Content for Your Brewery’s Social Media on a Budget 
presented by Morgan Culhane (Content on Draft)
moderated by Paige Snider (Brooklyn Brewery)
  • 2A - TTB Formula and Labeling Requirements: The Basics of Compliance
presented by Michael Warren (Formulas Office, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau),
Kaori Flores (Malt Beverages and Distilled Spirits Labeling Office, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
moderated by Paul Leone (Executive Director, NYSBA)
  • 2B - Strategies & Tactics for Being Inclusive + Building Diversity in Craft Beer 
presented by Dr. J Jackson-Beckham (Equity & Inclusion Partner, Brewers Association)
moderated by Chloe Kay (NYSBA)
  • 2C - High Volume, Small Batch Production
presented by Ryan Demler (Community Beer Works)
moderated by Kevin Mullen (Rare Form Brewing, NYSBA Secretary)


2:00 - 3:00PM|Session 3
  • 1A - Working with the Media
presented by John Holl (Author), Deanna Fox (Journalist)
moderated by Paul Leone (NYSBA)
  • 1B - Legal Action Plan to Address Workplace Harassment
presented by Melissa Camire (Fisher Phillips)
moderated by Laura Dierks (Interboro Spirits and Ales, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2A - Kreusen Little Thing Called Cash
presented by Audra Gaiziunas (Brewed For Her Ledger)
moderated by Chloe Kay (NYSBA)​
  • 2B - Direct to Consumer Shipping Basics, Laws, Operations, Compliance 
presented by Ed Carino (AmeriCraftBier)
  • 2C - Simple Ways to Improve Beer Quality - Applying Lean Thinking
to Quality Management 
presented by Paul Guarracini (Sager Beer Works)
moderated by David Katleski (NYSBA President Emeritus)
 
 
3:00 - 4:00PM |Break / Exhibit Hall
TTB Q&A (2nd Floor Table Tops)
 
4:00 - 5:00PM|Session 4
  • 1A - The Importance of Building Community through a lens of
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 
presented by Brandon Espinosa (The Bronx Brewery)
moderated by Laura Dierks (Interboro Spirits and Ales, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 1B - NYS Funded Resources for Brewers / Business Plans & Bank Financing 
presented by Steve Melito (FuzeHub), Jim Nau (EBC West)
moderated by Ian Conboy (Lucky Hare Brewing Co., NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2A - Brewing with Kveik 
presented by Billie Smith (Heritage Hill Brewery)
moderated by Jason Sahler (Strong Rope Brewery, NYSBA Board Member)
  • 2B - Bringing Music to Your Brewery; How to Save Money and Stay Legal
presented by Dan Spears (BMI), Dean Rohan (Co-Founder, Treehouse Brewing Company)
moderated by Paul Leone (Executive Director, NYSBA)
  • 2C - (CANCELLED) Cask Ale - Challenges & Successes 

 
5:30pm- 7:30pm| NYS Craft Beer Competition Reception (2nd Floor) presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr
 
7:30pm- 9:00pm| NYS Craft Beer Competition Awards Ceremony (2nd Floor)
9:00pm- 10:00pm| After Party featuring BMI Performing Artist Dwayne Haggins (2nd Floor)
 

 
9:00AM - 5:00PM Propagate Lab Hospitality Suite Open (1st Floor)

Friday Mar 11

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Saturday Mar 12

8:00AM 12:00PM
Exhibitor Load-Out

2022 Sponsors

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