Setting the Standard: A Deep Dive into Quality


​​​June 4–8, 2018


Colorado State University Campus
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A.


Join us for this week-long course where industry experts will define the what, why, and how of quality brewing and measures that should be used by brewers large and small. Taught by industry experts from companies leading the way in brewing quality control and analysis at the craft level, newer and smaller brewers will leave with the essentials for creating a lasting quality program.

This second annual workshop offered by ASBC in conjunction with Colorado State University will combine educational lecture and hands on laboratory work to give attendees the tools to demystify the quality process. This course will take place on the CSU campus and will incorporate brewery visits around Fort Collins and one night will be an out of town experience for an ASBC LABS meeting. Attendees will be working alongside industry experts in a lab setting to incorporate the knowledge learned in the classroom with real world lab experience.

Course Topics

All instructors are current industry experts who have built world-class quality programs.

  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry in Brewing
  • Sensory
  • Raw Materials
  • Packaging Quality

​Course Organizers

Rob Christiansen, New Belgium Brewing Company
Jeff Callaway, Colorado State University​​ 


​Early Reg
(until April 13)
​Regular Reg
(after April 13)
​ASBC Member                   ​$1,745.00               $1,845.00
​Nonmember ​                  $1,945.00 ​              $2,045.00

Included with tuition:

  • Lectures, group discussions, and hands-on exercises
  • Lunches, snacks, and some dinners
  • Tours of local breweries
  • ASBC Local Area Brewing Science (LABS) Meeting on June 6
  • Transportation to offsite tours and LABS meeting

Space is limited due to the special nature of this hands-on course. 

Due to the nature of this course you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by ASBC Headquarters on or before May 10, 2018, will be issued a credit equal to the registration fee less $100 processing fee. Notices of cancellation after May 10, 2018, will not be eligible for a refund or credit. ASBC reserves the right to cancel the course if a sufficient number of registrations are not received by May 10, 2018. If ASBC cancels this course, your registration fee will be refunded in full. In the event ASBC cancels this course, ASBC is not liable for any travel expenses including hotel, nonrefundable airfares or ticket change penalties imposed by the airlines. By registering for this course, you agree to the cancellation and refund terms and conditions.

Photo Release

Photographs will be taken at this course for use in promotional materials after the meeting has concluded. By registering for this course, you agree to allow ASBC to use your photo.