Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference


2016 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

  • Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 2@ 12:00 PM

Check out what the Cornell Chronicle had to say about this last years Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference!

Do you manage or are you planning to open a Brewery, Cidery or Distillery?

Join us at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 2016 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference.

Friday—Day 1 will feature multiple tracks with one track geared towards starting up a brewery, cidery or distillery and another track for owners, managers or employees of existing breweries, cideries or distilleries. Friday will also feature a trade show and a post-session social hour for networking. Friday evening, join us for a local craft beverage pairing dinner ($45 extra charge per person) featuring beverages from a local cidery, a local brewery and a local distillery. The cost is $80 or $70 for additional people from the same brewery, cidery or distillery. This includes a light breakfast, lunch, an evening social hour and a 2016 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference t-shirt.

Saturday—Day 2 will feature production-oriented sessions for beer (hops, barley and malting) and cider (cider apples). Specific session topics have not yet been chosen and are subject to change, but we expect Beer-oriented sessions to include discussions on hops and barley production issues and a discussion on malting and local malt houses and Cider-oriented sessions to include discussions on producing and sourcing apples for cider production. On Saturday afternoon, you’ll take a field trip to a local brewery or a local cidery. Space for the field trips are limited, so register early. The cost is $40 for the morning sessions (which includes a continental breakfast and lunch) and an additional $35 for the field trip (which includes a lunch).

If you would like to see 2015’s Finger Lakes Craft Beverage conference agenda, click here.


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