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Beer and Geology

Learn how geologic conditions impact
the delicate brewing process —
then taste some real life examples!

Sunday, November 7
7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center

Join us immediately following the Welcoming Reception in the Exhibit Hall for a very special session entitled "Beer and Geology". This special session will focus on the impact of geology on the brewing processes and taste of beer.

List of Speakers:

  • John W. Hickenlooper, Mayor of Denver, Colorado - Keynote Speaker. Mayor Hickenlooper will discuss the role of geology in beer.
  • Alex Maltman of Wales will discuss the impacts of groundwater geochemistry on the water used in the brewing of beer and, in many cases, the type of beer associated with certain famous brewing regions of the world.
  • Thomas J. (Dr. Colorado) Noel will present a special talk entitled "Rocks and Beer: A Liquid History of Colorado".

Following the keynote speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to sample various beers from local Colorado breweries.

The fee to attend this unique session is only $10 and attendance is limited. Register on-line for session #313 or if you have a paper registration form, write in #313 and include the $10 fee. If you have already registered, please contact 1-888-443-4472, or (303) 357-1000, Čoption 3 to add this event to your Annual Meeting registration.

On-site registration will be based on availability and will cost $15 per person.

If you are interested in sponsoring speaker travel and other miscellaneous costs, please contact Rick Saltus or David V. Smith.

You must be 21 years of age with proper identification to participate in the beer sampling portion of this session.

The following companies have donated the beer for this session. Without their generous donations, this session would not be possible.
Wynkoop Brewing Company Breckenridge Brewery Flying Dog Brewery
Golden City Brewery Great Divide Brewing Company Left Hand Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Phantom Canyon Brewing Company Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant
The Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field Tabernash Brewing Company Tommyknocker Brewery
Avery Brewing Co. Bristol Brewing Co.  
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