Pre-Conference Workshops

Choose an optional pre-conference workshop to add to your registration. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Note: You may only register for one workshop as they run simultaneously.


Deep Dive on Water | $89

Speaker: John Palmer

Thursday, June 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you have ever wanted to learn the what, why, and how of brewing water adjustment, this is the workshop for you!

During this course, John will explain water chemistry in easy steps, demonstrate water testing, and offer concrete guidelines for adjusting your own water. Participants will be able to taste different waters, as well as beers whose recipes differ only in the water used to brew them. Plus, John will demonstrate how to use a free water adjustment app for your smartphone or tablet. If you’re looking to take your beer knowledge to the next level, this is a can’t-miss opportunity!


Secrets of a Yeast Lab Exposed! | $89

Speaker: Jeff Mello

Thursday, June 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Go behind the scenes of Bootleg Biology for a one-of-a-kind training in how to create a DIY yeast lab in your home. Our Yeast Wranglers will demonstrate aseptic technique and explain how to create and streak agar plates, perform viability and cell counts, detect contamination in your beer, and save money by storing, propagating, and safely re-pitching yeast. Brewers of all skill levels can use these techniques. Enjoy a bonus section on fermentation-derived off-flavors and yeast blending in a guided sampling of homebrews.