Farmer Brewer

Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage Farmer Brewer LogoThe Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend is an immersive experience for established and aspiring farmers, maltsters and brewers to learn from industry experts as well as each other.  This year’s theme “Everything in Modification” will explore how the fundamental elements work together to produce flavorful and functional craft malts.  We also make plenty of time to socialize and enjoy locally produced food and beer, of course!


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Weekend workshops include:

Principles and Practices of Floor Malting
Barley Variety Trial Updates and Production Research
Craft Malt and the Craft Beer Supply Chain
Brewing a Taste of Place
Lessons From The Malt Lab
Deconstructing and Troubleshooting Modification
Rye Malting Research 
The Revolution Must Be Financed
Malt Sensory in the Malthouse and Brewery

Presentations by:

Joel Alex, Blue Ox Malthouse
Hugh Alexander, Balnamoon Maltings
Lindsay Barr, New Belgium Brewery
Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University
Dr. Patrick Boivin, French Insitute for Malting and Brewing
Blue Hill Stone Barns
Cassie Liscombe, Briess Malt
Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage
John Mallett, Bells Brewery
Tim Mathews, Oskar Blues Brewing Company
Dr. Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University
Dr. Kevin Smith, University of Minnesota
Dr. Mark Sorrells, Cornell University
Chris Swersey, Brewers Association
Joel Williamson, LINC Foods

Full program details here …

Date & Location

February 4th  & 5th, 2017 (2 days)
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

Registration Fee

Registration fee is $450/person, includes all meals and beer.   SOLD OUT. 
($50 discount on registration for members of the Craft Maltsters Guild)

Register online

Registration limited to 100 participants. Registration Deadline is January 13th.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriot, 116 Courtyard Drive, Oneonta, NY. Reservations can be made by calling 607-432-2200.  Mention ‘Farmer Brewer’ to get the special rate of $99/night.

For More Information Contact:

Aaron MacLeod
Director, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage

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