Master Brewers Conference in Delaware

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Thought this conference might be of interest to some of my readers. It is a brewers conference, but the program includes a hops breeder and presentations on hop quality and the world supply of hops.

Master Brewers Association of America
2014 Eastern Technical Conference
Districts: Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia, and New York


Friday 3.14.14
9a-12p: Brewery Tours @ Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Milton, DE (Transportation Not Provided)
1p-5p:   Technical Presentations @ Atlantic Sands Hotel

  • Hop Breeding in the Genomic Era – Dr. Paul Matthews (Hopsteiner)
  • Supply Demand Pressure on World Hop Supply – Don Bryant (Hop Union)
  • Hop Quality Evaluation and Selection- Tim Kostelecky (Haas)

6p-8p:    Dinner @ Atlantic Sands Hotel

Saturday 3.15.14
7a-8:30a: Breakfast @ Atlantic Sands Hotel
9a-12p:    Technical Presentations @Atlantic Sands Hotel

  • Quality Systems for Breweries – Ben Chambers (Flying Dog)
  • Novel Image Cytometric Method for Detection of Physiological and Metabolic Changes in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae – Leo Chan (Nexcelom)
  • Development of Barley Varieties for the Craft Brewing Industry – Dr. Richard Horsley (NDSU)

12p-1p: Lunch @ Atlantic Sands Hotel
1p-4p: Technical Presentations @ Atlantic Sands Hotel
4p-6p: Hospitality @ Atlantic Sands Hotel


Atlantic Sands Hotel
101 North Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Book by phone using ID 7202 and MBAA Eastern Technical Conference by 2/10/14 to get the following group rates:
$99 single/double occupancy
$114 triple occupancy
$129 quadruple occupancy
Group rates are not available online, you must book by phone.



EARLY BIRD: $79 MBAA members/$99 non-members by 1/10/14
REGULAR: $110 MBAA members/$130 non-members by 2/10/14
PROCRASTINATOR: $145 MBAA members/$165 non-members after 2/10/14


  • Registration fees include: dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
  • Non-members must click the “create a new account” option at the login. You will not be required to join MBAA.
  • Registration can only be submitted online. It is not possible to register at the meeting.
  • Registration is nonrefundable (we organize and pay for meals in advance, based on registrations).
  • Please report any problems with online registrations to
  • Please contact if you have questions about the meeting.