Our workshops and conferences are all-volunteer produced to help craft brewers save water and save money. With many water utilities in the Great Lakes region increasing fees by 25% or more in the next year, the conference will pay for itself through practical systems for water savings.
The next workshop will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, October 21-22, 2014, Grand Rapids, MI, with tours at Founders Brewing Co., our hosts.
The 2012 conference was held in Chicago, IL, at the Goose Island Wrigleyville Pub. Presentations covered water quality, water conservation and water monitoring systems, with presentations by speakers donating their time and expertise. Thanks to the following sponsors for their continuing support.
Briggs of Burton, Inc.
Past presentations and panels cover systems for water conservation, water auditing, rain water harvesting, wastewater treatment and recycling, invasive species in the Great Lakes river basin, and alternative energy installations.
Why should you participate? Water policy in the Great Lakes region - the source of 20 percent of the world's supply of available freshwater - is changing rapidly.
The Great Lakes Compact requires all water-intensive businesses within the watershed to implement water conservation practices. Invasive species affect water quality and tourism, both key to the hospitality industry.
A short documentary about the 2009 conference's beer and cheese tasting is posted on YouTube here. Here's an article dated March 25, 2010, published by the Great Lakes Echo about water conservation and craft brewing.
Sponsorships are welcome, as there are no vendor exhibits or platforms. Thank you to participating speakers who donate their time and travel.