This past week I attended the technical summit combo of the Northern and Southern California MBAA districts in Paso Robles. The meeting was held underground in the wine cave at Robert Hall Winery and we had about 150 attendees. Yep, stuffed into their cave surrounded by barrels filled with wine not beer (though there was more than plenty of beer available to drink). There were some excellent presentations given on all topics beer related including an excellent discussion on the barrel program at Stone Brewing by lead brewer Steve Gonzalez, a barley update from Mike Davis from AMBA and a number of other speakers on water, yeast and hops. And Dr. David Ryder of Miller-Coors had this hilarious clip as part of his talk on communication and perception: We are Sinking.
Truly looking forward to this joint conference again in 2015!