2017 Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference
Day 1
25 May 2017

Welcome Reception

Beau’s and Beyond the Pale are pleased to present the Canadian Brewing Awards welcome party: An Enchantment Under the Sea dance at All Saints Church in Ottawa. Guests are encouraged...
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Day 2
26 May 2017

Welcome Breakfast

Sponsored By: Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l

Session 1 – Reactive Quality Control Vs. Proactive Quality Control

The panelists will discuss how quality control procedures can be implemented to prevent poor quality products from entering the marketplace, and deal with an inferior product once identified.  Attendees will...
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Richard Preiss
Nate Ferguson

Session 2 – Building an Effective Sales Organization

Consumers have shown a willingness to buy craft beer through many channels … bars, restaurants, LCBO, TBS, grocery stores, brewery stores, beer clubs, even online.  How does a brewery develop...
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Chuck Galea
Rob Morra
Brad Goddard
Marc Plante


Sponsored By: Moonstone Mechanical Inc.

Session 3 – Off Flavours

We know that breweries strive to create the best beer that they possibly can. When somebody tries your beer, you want to ensure that it looks, smells, and tastes exactly...
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Caleb Gilgan

Session 4 – The Marketing Balancing Act

In today’s competitive brewing industry it is imperative to recognize how a creative marketing strategy can differentiate your product from the competition. This session will provide you with a practical...
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Cass Enright
Jason Fisher

Stadium Party

Battle of the Brewery Bands, Stadium food & Ottawa Craft Beer. Hosted by Big Rig Brewing Company along with the Ottawa Brewing Community.
Day 3
27 May 2017


Sponsored By: Pentair

Session 5 – Barrel-Aging

More breweries are incorporating barrel-aging into their repertoire with some great results, but getting those results is not a simple task. Our panel will discuss their successes, struggles and what...
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Jeff Broeders
Pierre-Paul Carpentier
Sam Maxbauer
Brent Mills

Session 6 – Fresh Water, Clean Waste & Legislation

Responsible management of wastewater has become a top priority and somewhat overwhelming challenge to breweries countrywide. As environmental stewardship becomes legislation, there is increasing pressure for breweries to have a...
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Mark Obermaier
Derek Davy
Sam Corbeil


Sponsored By: Moonstone Mechanical Inc.

Keynote Speaker

Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder of Beau’s All Natural, a family run, employee owned and totally independent Canadian craft brewery. Since its start-up in 2006, Beau’s has won more than...
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Steve Beauchesne

Hospitality in the Atrium

Sponsored By: Amoretti

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