03/11/2019: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Portland, OR

Please join the ASBC again at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon, for this year’s ASBC LABS meeting on the evening of Monday, March 11.

By popular demand, the theme of this year’s meeting will be “Modest Malt: The Soul of Beer” and will focus on barley as a raw material in the brewing process with an emphasis on flavor. Although often overlooked considering the popularity of hop-forward American ales, malted barley is truly the backbone of beer, and our beloved beverage would not be the same without it!

We are excited to learn more about barley as it relates to flavor and flavor stability from Dr. Patricia Aron, Manager of Brewing and Raw Materials Research and Innovation at Rahr Malting Co., and Dr. Dustin Herb, post-doctoral researcher at OSU. We look forward to hearing more about the excellent research they have been working on related to the OSU malt flavor project in collaboration with Deschutes, New Glarus, and Russian River Brewing, as well as the Brewers Association, Rahr Malting, Mecca Grade Estate Malting, and CPS-OreGro seeds. In addition, Joe Casey of Craft Brew Alliance will provide perspective on malt flavor from a brewer’s perspective.

Meet others in the local beer industry who are passionate about brewing and malt, learn more about barley and how to make the best of this raw material in your brewery!

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit https://www.asbcnet.org/events/LABS/Pages/ModestMalt.aspx

Through the help of industry sponsors, we are able to keep the cost of attendance low and provide a catered meal. Please let us know if you would like to support the upcoming Pacific Northwest LABS meeting by making a financial contribution.
Donations less than $450 will receive branding on our promotional material, as well as dispersal of company materials during the meeting. Donations in excess of $450 will earn a table at the venue in addition to the benefits already listed.
We are already grateful to our current sponsors which include McMenamins for providing the venue space.