Great Lakes Craft Brewers & Water Conservation Conference
WHEN: October 26, 2009, 7:30 AM registration – through 8PM Oct. 27, 2009
WHERE: Pilot House inside the Discovery World museum on Pier Wisconsin, in downtown Milwaukee, overlooking Lake Michigan, and Tuesday tour of the New Glarus Brewing Co. Hilltop Brewery’s wastewater treatment facility, the first of its kind to be installed outside the Pacific Rim. New Glarus, WI is about 100 miles southwest of Milwaukee, bus travel is included.
WHO: More than 20 speakers drawn from craft brewing, conservation, water policy, water efficiency, government, and NGOs involved in Great Lakes, with Keynote address on Monday morning by Dick Leinenkugel, Secretary of Commerce, State of Wisconsin, and on Monday evening, reception guest speaker Jake Leinenkugel, president of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
Participating breweries include Bridgeport Brewing Co. (Jeff Edgerton), MillerCoors Pilot Brewery (Troy Rysewyk), New Glarus Brewing Co. (Dan Carey), Odell Brewing Co. (Doug Odell) and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Fred Strachan). Poster sessions showcase designs and systems for water conservation, auditing, wastewater treatment and recycling in breweries/pubs.
SPONSOR: Platinum conference sponsor is The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., with special support in poster production donated by Beer Capitol Distributing Inc. Outreach by the National Wildlife Federation. Organized by Lucy Saunders and Tom Geilfuss, F&B Communications LLC.
WHY ATTEND: Water policy in the Great Lakes – the source of 20 percent of the world’s supply of freshwater – is changing. The Great Lakes Compact requires conservation. Learn about legal, economic, and natural resource impacts of the Great Lakes Compact for craft brewers, and best practices for water savings.
CALL FOR POSTERS: Deadline for posters showing water saving systems in brewing is September 10 – see www.conserve-greatlakes.com for details.
COST: Early registration $195 until September 18, 2009, then increases to $250 until October 20, 2009, online at conserve-greatlakes.com After October 20, no online registration, $375 per person, payable by check at the door if space permits. Limited to 250 attendees, with outreach to American and Canadian craft brewers and media.
PUBLIC RECEPTION: October 26, Monday night at Discovery World museum, featuring special guest speaker: Jake Leinenkugel. Beer and artisan cheeses from WI, includes Cedar Grove Cheese and Saxon Farmstead Creamery. Buffet dinner by Bartolotta’s Catering, $60 ticket, just 150 tickets available.