Seminars

Education & Safety Summit

Online August 3-13, 2020

Free for Texas Craft Brewers Guild Members!

Seminars

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WEEK ONE

Monday, August 3rd

Keynote: Quality – A Complete Picture
Neil Witte | Craft Quality Solutions/Tapstar
3pm CDT

When: Monday, August 3 @ 3pm CDT
What: Quality – A Complete Picture
Who: Neil Witte | Craft Quality Solutions/Tapstar


The talk is an examination of what quality means to today’s brewer, the brewery and the industry as a whole. Quality programs are explored through the lens of the vast array of resources available from the Brewers Association, while at the same time encouraging Brewers to expand their understanding of what constitutes a quality program.

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Tuesday, August 4th

De-escalation Skills for Business
Clara Porter | Prevention. Action. Change.
11am CDT

When: Tuesday, August 4 @ 11am CDT
What: De-escalation Skills for Business
Who: Clara Porter | Prevention. Action. Change.


This training is designed to expand upon industry skills in working with difficult customers and vendors to address the many challenging interactions presented by the current pandemic such as the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and anti-asian and anti-back hate/bias. The training covers: situational awareness, adrenalin management, awareness of one’s own escalation triggers, and a range of de-escalation skills and tools. The workshop includes group discussions, scenario practice, verbal and physical exercises and movement.

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Small Business HR Basics: A Critical Element
David Curtis | HOPS HR
3pm CDT

-SPONSORED BY HOPS HR-

When: Tuesday, August 4 @ 3pm CDT
What: Small Business HR Basics: A Critical Element
Who: David Curtis | HOPS HR


This presentation will help business owners understand:
-What to do before you hire your first employee
-Required HR regulations
-Key HR processes to help reduce your risks and liability
-How to utilize HR to maximize your productivity and profitability

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Wednesday, August 5th

Opportunities from Obstacles: Optimizing Your Financial Resources
Audra Gaiziunas | Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC
11am CDT

When: Wednesday, August 5 @ 11am CDT
What: Opportunities from Obstacles: Optimizing Your Financial Resources
Who: Audra Gaiziunas | Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC


You have a slew of numbers and data assembled in financial statements, but face making decisions quickly, without knowing where to start or how to prioritize your spending. What if you could learn key areas of focus, the math behind each area, and the methodology to confidently make decisions to bring you the greatest amount of return while preserving cash over the longer run?

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Thursday, August 6th

TABC Rulemaking: Implementing HB 1545
Shana Horton | Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
11am CDT

When: Thursday, August 6 @ 11am CDT
What: TABC Rulemaking: Implementing HB 1545
Who: Shana Horton | Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission


House Bill 1545, adopted by the Texas Legislature in 2019, made dramatic changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Code. Now, the TABC must adopt rules to implement most of those changes. In the biennium between last legislative session and the next, the TABC will amend or adopt dozens of new rules covering application processing, label approval, license and permit fees, consumer delivery of alcoholic beverages, and many other important topics. In this presentation, you will learn the process the TABC uses to draft and adopt rules and how stakeholders like you can provide input.

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Specialty Malt: Welcome to Flavor Town
Matt Musial | Proximity Malt
Josh Hare | Hops & Grain

3pm CDT

When: Thursday, August 6 @ 3pm CDT
What: Specialty Malt: Welcome to Flavor Town
Who: Matt Musial (Proximity Malt) & Josh Hare (Hops & Grain)


Specialty Malt, a discussion on production techniques, quality aspects and how it’s used in brewing. From the delicate flavors of Pale Ale, Vienna and Munich malts to the strong flavors of chocolate malt and roasted barley, specialty malts give beer much of its color and flavor. Brewers throughout history have displayed their artistry through creative use of specialty malts. The maltster equally displays the mastery of their craft through the use of kilns and roasters to create these flavorful ingredients. Hop on the train to flavor town as we discuss production of specialty malts, their quality attributes and how they affect the delicious brews we love to brew and consume.

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WEEK TWO

Monday, August 10th

Pivoting in a Pandemic: Taprooms & Brewery Hospitality
Samantha Glenn | Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
Brian Peters | The ABGB
Meg Ellis | Texas Craft Brewers Guild

11am CDT

When: Monday, August 10 @ 11am CDT
What: Pivoting in a Pandemic: Taprooms & Brewery Hospitality
Who: Samantha Glenn (Funky Picnic Brewery & Café), Brian Peters (The ABGB), Moderated by Meg Ellis (Texas Craft Brewers Guild).

In this panel discussion, gain insight from brewery owners who have been involved in pivoting their on-premises service to curbside pickup and contactless hospitality, emphasizing sanitation planning and practices, and protecting your employees’ health.

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Tuesday, August 11th

Taproom Digital Marketing Strategies for Whatever 2020 Throws at You
Karen Killough | Vista Brewing
11am CDT

When: Tuesday, August 11 @ 11am CDT
What: Taproom Digital Marketing Strategies for Whatever 2020 Throws at You
Who: Karen Killough | Vista Brewing


2020 is shaping up to be the most challenging year in our industry yet, making digital communication and marketing more important than ever. From the global pandemic causing shutdowns, to introducing new online business models, to new safety protocols, to sensitive cultural issues, it is more important than ever to be on top of your digital and social game. In this session, we will review strategies to stay connected with your customers and drive sales.

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Canning: Entering Into & Expanding Your Packaging
David Racino | American Canning
3pm CDT

When: Tuesday, August 11 @ 3pm CDT
What: Canning: Entering Into & Expanding Your Packaging
Who: David Racino | American Canning


Interest in can packaging has exploded over the last decade. And now more than ever, it is important to understand the nuances and challenges that are within the supply chain. Covering product availability, equipment selection, major pitfalls to avoid, and an outlook on the future of cans, American Canning Co-founder and CEO, David Racino, will share his perspective on the best practices to consider before entering or expanding your can packaging operation.

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Wednesday, August 12th

Pandemic Beer Buying – What Breweries Need To Understand About Retail Beer Buying Right Now
Asa Hanrahan | Flying Saucer
11am CDT

When: Wednesday, August 12 @ 11am CDT
What: Pandemic Beer Buying – What Breweries Need To Understand About Retail Beer Buying Right Now
Who: Asa Hanrahan | Flying Saucer


Curating beer menus in today’s climate: hear from Asa Hanrahan, Beer Director for the Flying Saucer, on how the pandemic is impacting beer buying at on-premise retail accounts.

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Wastewater Pre-Treatment Implementation
Adam DeBower | Austin Beerworks
3pm CDT

When: Wednesday, August 12th @ 3pm CDT
What: Wastewater Pre-Treatment Implementation
Who: Adam DeBower | Austin Beerworks

As craft breweries have become more prevalent across the state, municipal water utilities have begun to look at craft brewers with much more scrutiny than in the past. This new scrutiny in some municipalities has led to massive waste-water surcharges applied to breweries. Savvy brewers would be well-served by implementing wastewater pre-treatment wherever possible to avoid these fees and to reduce their impact on their local water utility.

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Thursday, August 13th

Texas Brewery Explorer: Maximize your Brewery’s App Listing
Meg Ellis & Caroline Wallace | Texas Craft Brewers Guild
11am CDT

When: Thursday, August 13 @ 11am CDT
What: Texas Brewery Explorer: Maximize your Brewery’s App Listing
Who: Meg Ellis & Caroline Wallace | Texas Craft Brewers Guild


A helpful overview of tools and techniques to make sure your brewery is making the most of your free listing in the official app of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. Maximize your new membership benefits by listing deals and events, and consider in-app advertising opportunities that put your brewery right in the hands of craft beer drinkers.

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Natural Enzymes in Hops and Their Ability to Referment Beer After Dry-Hopping
Tom Shellhammer | Oregon State University
3pm CDT

When: Wednesday, August 13 @ 3pm CDT
What: Natural Enzymes in Hops and Their Ability to Referment Beer After Dry-Hopping
Who: Tom Shellhammer | Oregon State University


Hops have enzymes in and/or on them that can degrade beer-derived, unfermentable dextrins. Many brewers discover that after dry-hopping if yeast are still present the apparent gravity of their beer will slowly decline, and these natural enzymes are responsible for this change in final gravity. The result is beer that takes much longer to finish in the cellar, alcohol levels that are out of specification, and the potential safety risk of having this occur in bottles after packaging. Dr. Shellhammer will discuss this phenomenon, which many brewers refer to as “hop creep,” and offer guidance on factors that increase it as well as ways to mitigate it.

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