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Mid Atlantic Brewers Symposium

September 7-8, 2017

Mid Atlantic Brewers Symposium

SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2017

The BOP 2017 Brewers Symposium will take place September 7-8, 2017 in State College, PA.

friday, september 8, 2017

The Business of Brewing.
The Science of Brewing.
The Network of Brewers.

The Brewers of Pennsylvania 3rd Annual Mid Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA. This awesome event is a one day symposium featuring eight, 45 minute seminars and three, 15 minute info sessions from the leaders of the craft brewing industry.

With the science of brewing and business of brewing as the focus, attendees will be exposed to valuable resources and insight plus be given a unique perspective on Pennsylvania’s ever-changing craft beer landscape.

Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, PA.
$149 Discounted Rate (9/7/17 – 9/8/17) Limited Space – Book early to assure room.
Online: visit HERE, click BOOK NOW, enter code BREW17B
Call: 800-233-7505, reference BREWERS OF PENNSYLVANIA or code BREW17B

(includes breakfast and lunch)

FREE – No cost for current BOP (Brewery or Associate) Members. Two person / representative max. Additional tickets are available at $50 per person.

$299 – Non Member Licensed Breweries (Limited space)

$99 – Homebrewers



  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 Breakfast & Registration
  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Welcome & State of the Union
    • Chris Lampe, Weyerbacher Brewing Co
  • 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Sponsor Session A
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Legal Updates, Producing Hard Cider and Federal/PA Labeling Requirements This presentation will discuss legal updates relevant to breweries in 2017. Additionally, we will discuss some requirements for breweries to produce hard cider, the corresponding TTB and PA licensing, label and registration requirements to do so, and a new PA change for brand registration of beer.
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM: Current and Future Plans for Hops Trials and Research via Penn State University
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Break
  • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Malting Barley Variety Trials via Penn State University
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 AM: Sourcing, Evaluating and Maintaining Wooden Vessels

    There’s lots of discussion about wood-aging techniques and processes, but how do you start or add to your cellar program? Join Pennsylvania’s own Keystone Fermentation Supply as we discuss the wood procurement process – wood selection; vessel sizes and formats; supply chain idiosyncrasies; the “new vs. used” conundrum; and basic maintenance techniques and tools.

  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: Session V, Lunch & Keynote Speaker
  • 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Sponsor Session B
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Pulling Back the Curtain on the Music Licensing Process
    When Does a Brewpub or Tasting Room Need a Public Performance License for Music and Where Does the Money Go?
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Sponsor Session C
  • 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Protect Yourself and Your Brewery
    Regulatory Compliance relating to Environmental, Health and safety with in the brewery market and how it relates to your business. Review cost-effective solutions and best practices in building and maintaining a safe and compliant work space for your employees, while protecting your business from regulatory agencies and how it effects your insurance costs.

  • 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Session VIII


$1,350 Symposium Sponsor (3 Available)

Speaking: Time will be allocated to give a short presentation (15 mins), or a demonstration if appropriate.

Signage: As a sponsor of the symposium, you are entitled to provide appropriate signage in the meeting room on the day of the Symposium.

Company Literature and Giveaway: During symposium, you will have the opportunity to distribute items of your company’s literature and gifts/giveaways at a display table.

Promotion: As a symposium sponsor, your company’s name and logo appear alongside other individual symposium option sponsors during proceedings, on the materials, on the BOP website and included with promotion to members and non-members.

Follow-up: Attendee email list will be provided for sponsor to further connect with attendees.

Exhibit: Sponsorship will include exhibitor table directly inside of reception area.

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  • 2017 Annual Associate BOP Membership
  • Exhibitor Table at two hour (2) Social Event 9/7/17.
  • Attendance at BOP Symposium 9/8/17.

If Associate Membership is already current at time of event:

  • $250 Exhibitor Table at two hour (2) Social Event 9/7/17.

Attendee Passport w/ prize drawing will be played so all attendees are encouraged to visit each exhibitor.

Confirmed Exhibitors

  1. Rehrig Pacific Company
  2. AJS Tap Handles
  3. Keystone Fermentation Supply
  4. Kevin’s Worldwide
  5. LD Carlson Company
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BOP reserves the right to accept or reject registrations and to cancel any previously accepted reservations, at any time, at its sole discretion, without liability to the registrant or any other party. This policy was instituted to maintain the professional environment of the symposium, while protecting the interests of our attendees and exhibitors.

Loud, abusive, or defamatory language, harassment or other unprofessional or inappropriate behavior is not permitted at any time at the show. If such conduct is engaged in by a registrant, please be advised that BOP may cancel any previously accepted reservations, at any time, at its sole discretion, without liability to the registrant or any other party, and the registrant agrees to exit the premises immediately.

BOP has sole discretion over admission at all times and shall strictly enforce all show rules. Attendees agree to abide by these attendance rules, which may be updated at any time. Violators risk immediate confiscation of their show badge without refund and removal from the premises. Violators will not be allowed re-entry.

BOP, its sole discretion, reserves the right to decline the registration of any applicant that may violate national security or export compliance laws, including U.S. economic sanctions. Applicants must provide full, truthful information when registering, in accordance with registration terms and conditions.

The Brewers Symposium is business casual or brewer attire.