Master Brewers Association of the Americas – RMD 2014 Technical Summit

MBAA  LogoMBAA-RMD is holding their semi annual all day 2014 Technical Summit on May 7, 2014 at the Drake Center, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The program consists of eight oral presentations, 10 posters, and 14 sponsor displays. Several brewers have donated their beers as samples during the sessions. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are served during the day. After the technical sessions their will be an all evening social at the Black Bottle Brewing located close to the Drake Center.

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Planning for your participation in the Big Brewing Industry Events in Denver, Colorado

During the week of April 6 through 11 Denver, Colorado will be the location for the 2014 big events for craft brewers, packaging breweries and the general brewing industry. The three big events taking place are the World Beer Cup 2014, the Craft Brewers Conference and the BrewExpo America®

world beer cupThe World Beer Cup 2014, April 6-8, 2014 :

  • It is estimated that 4,900 beer entries will be entered for judging.
  • More than 1,400 breweries will be participating from 33 countries
  • 70% of the judges are from outside the U.S. and several first time judges will be represented on the 2014 panel, including Spain, China and Taiwan.
  • 90 beer categories will be judged
  • World Beer Cup Awards will be presented April 11, 2014 during the Craft Brewers Conference.
  • Additionally, the 2014 World Beer Cup European Awards Ceremony will be held May 7, 2014 in Cologne, Germany

Craft Brewers Conference
Craft Brewers Conference and the BrewExpo America®, April 8-11, 2014

  • This is presented by the Brewers Association and is the 31st Annual event
  • It the largest industry event and the only one that serves both brewpubs, craft and packaging breweries
  • An estimated 7,000 attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over 400 exhibiting companies and hear from more than 145 presenters
  • The U.S. craft brewing industry counted in excess of 2,700 breweries pouring $33.9 billion into the US economy in 2012
  • Further information and statistics can be found on their website

Beer and Health

beer-glassClick the link below to read more about Finn Knudsen’s presentation on Beer & Health – a presentation covering information about Beer and its Health benefits often not known about this beverage!

Many people have never heard the message about the in-depth research, that has been done about beer & health at prestigious universities around the world. This presentation is trying to capture some of the key points from the research done, and still ongoing, and to share that information with all interested. This information has been shared with several Rocky Mountain Rotary Clubs and numerous fellow brewers.

Beer and Health Presentation

The 31st Great American Beer Festival 2012

Excerpt from: Scandinavian Brewers’ Review. Vol.69 No.5 2012

From our US correspondent, Finn Bjørn Knudsen – a loyal and regular contributor to the SBR – we have received the following article, subsequently elaborated on by your technical editor, on the 2012 version of the mother of all beer festivals, The Great American Beer Festival, which took place in Denver, Colorado, from the 9th through the 13th of October 2012. Finn and Anders Kissmeyer made up the Danish contingent in the judging panel of the completion this year.

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The Great Central City Beer Festival

Making beer for 150 years-up here!

Celebrate a milestone in brewing as Central City celebrates 150 years of brewing in Gilpin, Boulder, Clear Creek, Summit, and Denver Counties.

Over a dozen craft breweries, 50+ varieties, historical tours of ancient breweries and locations, food, fun, fortune.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Time: Noon to 7pm.
Admission: $20 in advance (Ticketswest), $25 at the door, includes tasting glass and exclusive, free casino offers.
Must be 21+ to drink, children, non-drinkers are free!
Location: Main Street, Central City, Colorado, 80427
Only 30 minutes from Denver, and Golden (Coors, Golden City Brewery)
I-70, Exit 243, Central City Parkway.
For more info: Dostal Alley Brewery, 303-582-5563.
Area hotels: Reserve Hotel Casino, Centruy Casino Hotel-Central City, CO

Special Musical Guests:
From Boulder, the Riff Raff Family Band
Denver’s very own – Jewel and the Rough
Headlining from Nashville – Los Straitjackets!

Tickets available at or
at any King Soopers or City Market store.

Brought to you by Dostal Alley Brewery and Casino, the City of Central and Central City Business Improvement District

30th Anniversary – Great American Beer Festival

From our close friend and frequent contributor, Finn Bjørn Knudsen, Knudsen Beverage Consulting in Evergreen, Colorado, we have received this personal article on the 30th Great American Beer Festival that took place in Denver, Colorado, from 28 September to 1 October this year. The article gives a closer insight into the judging process at this competition, continuously competing neck to neck with the World Beer Cup® for being the largest beer competition in the world.

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A Typical Brewing Day at a Small Colorado Mountain Brewpub

As a contribution to the theme ‘craft brewing’ in this issue of the SBR, our close friend and frequent contributor, Finn Bjørn Knudsen, Knudsen Beverage Consulting in Evergreen, Colorado, gives an in-depth and detailed account of a typical brew day in a small, manually operated craft brewery. In this case the Dostal Alley Brewpub in Central City, CO, but it could just as well have been in Drammen in Norway, Sigtuna in Sweden or Amager in Denmark.  If you have never experienced such a brew day, here’s your chance…

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