2016 Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference
Day 1
26 May 2016

Opening Reception

Shuttle bus to the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Rd. Richmond B.C., leaves hotel at 6:45pm.
Day 2
27 May 2016


Sponsored by Fermentis
Sponsored by Fermentis

SESSION 1 – Sustainability Best Practices

What is a “sustainable brewery”?  How do you achieve the triple bottom line goals of social, environmental and financial responsibility?  The panel will discuss how breweries are attempting to find...
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Dion Whyte
Ronald Morrison
Derek Davy
Steve Beauchesne
Christine Carter

SESSION 2 – Sales & Marketing Planning and Execution

The panel of craft beer sales and marketing veterans will share their opinions and experiences in the following areas:  how to best deploy your limited marketing budget, how to hire,...
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Adam Mills
Chris Bjerrisgaard
Chuck Galea
Tim Barnes


Sponsored by: B R B Brewery & Eatery
Sponsored by B.R.B Brewery & Eatery

SESSION 3 – Yeast Management

Yeast is a precious brewery asset and its most important chemical operator.  What propagation conditions and methods should be deployed to ensure optimal fermentation performance?  What new strains are being...
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Matthew Dahabieh
Richard Priess

SESSION 4 – Planning For Growth

So you’ve been successful and now you’re busting at the seams.  Now what?  This panel will be made up of brewers who have been through the process of expanding their...
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Sam Corbeil
Chris Theeparajah
Paul Scott
Brian Titus
Fred Scheer

Boat Cruise

Queen of Diamonds 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E7 Sponsored by The Beer Store
Sponsored by The Beer Store
Day 3
28 May 2016


Sponsored by Fermentis
Sponsored by Fermentis

SESSION 5 – Do You Really Need A Lab?

Have you ever heard a brewer say, “we don’t need a lab because we are really clean and have never had an infection”, or “lab equipment is expensive, and we...
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Gary Lohin
Jelena Whittington
Richard Priess

SESSION 6 – Is it Time for a National Craft Brewers’ Association?

The panel will discuss the merits of establishing the equivalent of the Brewers Association in the U.S.  Discussions will include inter-provincial relations and national standards.  The panel will include representatives...
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Ken Beattie
John Hay


Sponsored by  B R B Brewery & Eatery
Sponsored by B.R.B Brewery & Eatery

Keynote Presentation

In 1982, Paul became a directing partner in the venture to establish Spinnakers Brewpub, the first Canadian in-house brewpub of the modern era. An unknown entity at the time, the...
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Paul Hadfield


Sponsored by Ontario Craft Brewers
Sponsored by Ontario Craft Brewers