On Friday, August 18th Rio Bravo Brewing hosted the MBAA Rocky Mountain District Out of Towner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The meeting began with opening remarks by President Dana Jonson, and John Seabrooks of Rio Bravo Brewing. Dana then introduced John Gozigian from the New Mexico Brewers Guild, who spoke about craft brewing in New Mexico.
After John’s segment, Jake Capron from Proximity Malting was introduced. He spoke about flavor development during malting, and opened the floor to questions.
Dr. Kevin Lombard from New Mexico State University then spoke about the AMBA winter barley trials. After questions for Dr. Lombard were concluded, Dr. Lance Lusk was introduced. Dr. Lusk went over Sci-Tech for Improving shelf life. Dr Lusk was then followed by Amber Beye, who covered hop growing in Southern Colorado.
Amber was followed by John Seabrooks, who spoke about hop flavor in beer. Closing remarks were given afterward by John Seabrooks, and Dodie Doyle. The group then left Rio Bravo Brewing for lunch and tours at Boxing Bear. Lunch was followed by tasting and tours at Le Cumbre, and Marble Brewery.
The next MBAA Rocky Mountain District meeting will be held in November at Crazy Mountain Brewing in Denver.
Master Brewers Association of the Americas – District Rocky Mountain