Southern Tier Farm Brewery Summit

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
840 Upper Front St
Binghamton, New York 13905

Craft Beer New York with Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is hosting a Farm Brewery Summit on Thursday November 10th 2016 from 9am-4:30pm. Those interested in learning more about how to grow quality malting barley that brewers and malt houses are interested in purchasing will want to attend. Local brewers and malt houses looking for additional suppliers of malting barley will want to attend to network with growers across the region and state. We will hear from Chris Gerling, the manager of the Vinification and Brewing Lab at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, and Aaron MacLeod, the Director of Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage on statewide perspectives of the farm brewery industry, what’s up and coming in terms of research, and how the industry can become competitive again with the West Coast growers and malting houses. Malting houses will speak about how they work with growers and the quality of malting barley they are in need of to make a quality product for the breweries. Local breweries will speak about on the challenges of sourcing local malting barley. Judson Reid from Cornell Cooperative Extension will give an overview of the farm brewery supply chain across NYS and the challenges that exist statewide. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to grow quality malting barley, how to work with malt houses to secure a contract to grow malting barley, how brewers are using malting barley at a regional and statewide level, and how to advance the NYS Farm Brewery industry.

The cost to attend this full day learning opportunity is $30, which includes a locally sourced lunch prepared by Water Street Brewing Co, all presenter materials and time to network with attendees. Please view the flier with more information which can be forwarded to any farmer and/or industry groups that would benefit from attending. Please send this along to any stakeholder groups you believe will be interested in attending.

To learn more about the agenda and presenters for the day, and/or to register and pay securely online click here.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is grateful to Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement for their support of this project.