Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Barley-for-brewing conference coming up

RENSSELAERVILLE -- In recent months we've seen a number of events related to the resurgence of hops production in New York, once a major supplier to the brewing industry.

Now, those interested in the burgeoning craft brewing field can learn about growing, processing and procuring barley for brewers in the state.

The venue is the Guggenheim Pavilion at the Carey Center for Global Good, beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday.

Scheduled speakers and panelists include Scott Collins, USDA Rural Development expert; brewer Ryan Demler of Evans Brewing Company; Marty and Natalie Mattrazzo, Farmhouse Malt & Farmhouse Brewery; Robert Perry, grain and field crops coordinator, Northeast Organic Farming Association; Andrea and Christian Stanley, Valley Malt; Tony Van Glad, Wood Homestead; Ken Wortz, Kymar Farm Distillery; Jonathan Post, Bly Hollow Brewery.

Registration, at $20 per person which covers lunch and materials, may be made by calling Rebecca at 797-5100 or e-mailing rplatel@careyconferencecenter.org .

The Carey Center is located at 63 Huyck Road.

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