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Call for abstracts

Main topics | Break-outs | Technical visits


main topics

Invited lectures for:

  • Diversity of Beer Styles: What? Why? How?
  • Diversity of Beer Styles: Case Studies USA, Africa, Europe, Asia

Call for abstracts (lectures & posters) in
connection to following 6 sessions and specified topics:

Session 1: Beer Styles

  • Do we want styles?
  • Lager diversity
  • Ale diversity
  • Markers / Characteristics of key styles
  • Synergies between brewing and distilling
  • ...

Session 2: Sources of Fermentable Extract

  • Varieties
  • History
  • Provenance
  • Starch sources worldwide
  • Malting procedures
  • Mashing procedures
  • ...

Session 3: Sources of Flavour Diversity (Hops/Botanicals)

  • Varieties
  • History
  • Provenance / terroir
  • Compounding / blending
  • ...

Session 4: Microbial/Fermentation Diversity

  • Mixed fermentation
  • Double/triple fermentation
  • Lactic acid fermentation
  • Novelties: boza, KwaiFeh
  • ...

Session 5: Diversity in Maturation

  • Ageing/maturation
  • With or without wood contact
  • Time / temperature for maturation
  • Bottle / cask conditioning
  • Preventing yeast autolysis
  • ...

Session 6: Final Product Evaluation

  • Adequate analysis of final products
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Consumer preferences / drinkability
  • Flavour stability
  • Cost efficiency
  • ...