The American Society of Brewing Chemists Northwest Local Section announces an afternoon workshop on beer bitterness at Astoria-Pacific Corporation, Clackamas, OR on Sunday January 17, 2010 from 1-5pm.

Astoria-Pacific’s Steve Stadlmann will explain his company’s instrumentation and we’ll have a chance to share how/whether we run bitterness, IBU tips & tricks and related topics like the Dry Hop study, currently underway as an ASBC Technical Subcommittee.

Similar to last year’s ASBC Local Section workshop on Total Air Measurement at Widmer Brothers Brewing, this year’s participants will have the opportunity to run 4-6 of their own samples, get hands-on experience with the procedure, and walk away with results.

Technology background and application notes are at Astoria-Pacific’s website.- Follow the Product Application link to Beer and then Bitterness.

WHEN: Sunday January 17th, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

WHERE: Astoria-Pacific Incorporated, 15130 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015. Phone (800) 536-3111 503.880.4259 (Steve’s cell)

WHY: Catch up with fellow brewers and the work of the ASBC, knock out a few IBUS. Relax, have a craft brew.

HOW MUCH: A registration fee of $20 will be charged. Pizza will be served. ASBC membership is not required, but encouraged.

IMPORTANT: Please contact any of the people below to confirm a sample spot-
Eric Wager, ASBC Local Section 7 Chair
Scott Bruslind,
Steve Stadlmann,