Hood River


Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM PDT
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Best Wetern Hood River Inn 
1108 E Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031

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Christina LaRue 
MBAA District NW 

MBAA District NW Spring Meeting 2019 

Join us for another fun-filled weekend in beautiful Hood River, OR. This year's program will be centered around Continuous Improvement. Here is a list of the current sessions:

Friday, May 10th

  • 9am-12pm - Brewery Tours & Microscopy Workshop (see below)
  • 1:30pm - Members Meeting (all are welcome)
  • 3:15pm - Continous Improvement Culture - Kris Scholl
  • 4:00pm - Continous Improvement Tools: Root Cause Analysis - Tom Petullo
  • 5:00pm - Measuring Process to Improve Brewery Ops - Adam Moran
  • 5:45pm - Data Management Panel - Imperial, CBA, Fremont, Bale Breaker
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 8:00-11:00pm - Social event at hotel

Saturday, May 11th

  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Continous Improvement Resources: Lean PDX - Brion Hurley
  • 9:45am - Brewery Enzymes Options - Marlos Fernandes
  • 10:45am - Brewery Enzymes Application - Joe Casey
  • 11:30am - Hop Enzymes - Tom Shellhammer
  • 12:30pm - Lunch

Meeting location will be the ever popular Best Western Inn located at 1108 E Marina Way.  

BREWERY TOURS - our local brewery friends are offering tours Friday morning. Please click the link below for more information and to sign up. 

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSCOPY WORKSHOP - our friends at Full Sail Brewing Co. & Imperial Yeast are offering this popular workshop again this year. Please click the link below for additional information and registration.



We will be holding our Friday night social at the hotel this year. After dinner, please join us back in the Gorge Room to relax, mingle, and sip on some great beers from our Gorge brewery friends. 


Hospitality Suite - if you can, please bring 4-6 cases of beer to share (or more if you are so inclined). Please note, the suite will close Friday at midnight as to ensure we do not disrupt other hotel guests. It will reopen Saturday morning at 9am. Please drop your donated beer off in the suite when you arrive, which is located next to registration.
Remember, the beer in the hospitality suite is for the entire weekend! After lunch on Saturday you are welcome to take any remaining beer home with you. Please do not stash away your favorites - they are meant to be shared. 

Alcohol Rules - due to licensing, open containers CANNOT cross the parking lot. Please keep your beers unopened until you reach the Gorge Room.

Chatter Level - please be mindful of volume level of conversations during the presentations. Our speakers have worked very hard on their presentations and deserve your attention...please be respectful of their time. If you must chat, please either take it outside or to the hospitality suite.
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. We ask all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, guests and other participants be considerate and respectful to all members and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Please note, if you register a guest for the meeting, you may be held responsible for the actions of the guest. Violations of this policy should be reported to meeting staff.

Master Brewers reserves the right to remove any individual from attendance or other participation in any Master Brewers sponsored event without prior warning or refund, and to take additional action as determined necessary, up to and including expulsion from participation in Master Brewers. Any course of action recommended by Master Brewers is final.

SPONSORSHIPS: We are very appreciative of our meeting sponsors and would like to offer the opportunity once again for our spring meeting. We have made some adjustments to the benefits. If you are interested, please click this link for more details: SPONSORSHIP

If you were unable to attend the Fall 2018 meeting, please visit our District Site for the meeting recap.

We know that cicrumstances arise and cancellations happen - in order to be fair to all, we have established a cancellation policy:

Full refund offered if cancellation is by April 19th

50% refund offered if cancellation is by May 1st

No refund offered if cancellation is after May 1st

If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Christina LaRue.

See you Hood River!