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Everything You Need to Know, and Some Things You Don’t…A Crash Course in Brewery Yeast Management.

As everyone in the brewing industry knows, yeast is the engine that drives a brewery. In this presentation, John Giarratano of Inland Island Yeast Laboratories will dive into practical knowledge and standard practices for the introduction and management of yeast in a brewery. From pitch rate to multi-generational yeast health, John will discuss practices that every brewer can take back work and improve beer quality and brewery performance.

John Giarratano founded Inland Island back in 2014 and continues to lead the company in customer service and innovation. John’s previous career in pharmaceutical GMP manufacturing and bio fuels introduced him to the world of yeast propagation, and he saw the need for a local yeast lab in Colorado. What started as selling vials of yeast to homebrewing shops quickly blossomed into an industry leading yeast laboratory supplying breweries large and small from coast to coast and beyond. Many breweries are too small to have their own labs, so John’s team provides them with the quality control and care that they would not have access to otherwise. John’s proud of the niche he and his team have carved in the industry and believes that yeast is the single most important ingredient in beer! In his spare time John volunteers his time with the Master Brewers Association of the Americas and strives to educate the brewing community and public alike on yeast management and brewing practices. John also enjoys snowboarding, gardening and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Start A Brewery is a collaboration amongst a fun group of craft beer industry veterans who are often invited to speak at beer business / brewing education programs. Each has offered to share their knowledge and experience to support the craft beer community as a whole by helping fledgling breweries in planning.

Conceived and coordinated by Candace L. Moon, The Craft Beer Attorney, and Laura Lodge of Customized Craft Beer Programs, is provided as a free educational resource for those dreaming of opening a brewery, those who are taking steps to make their dream a reality, and those who are opening their brewery doors and living it.

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