Meet Ollie at the 2023 Florida Brewer’s Conference

Published: July 21, 2023
Ollie will be at the 2023 Florida's Brewer Conference

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What is the Florida's Brewer's Guild?

The Florida Brewer’s Guild is made up of roughly 271 breweries and breweries-in-planning make up the entire state guild, with another 118 or so considered allied trade or retail members.

You can learn more about their mission and goals in this spotlight article.


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What is the Florida Brewer's Conference?

The Florida Brewers Conference provides brewery personnel and industry trades with an amazing educational experience while delivering an opportunity to network and share delicious Florida craft beers during the one-day trade show.

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When is the 2023 Florida Brewer's Conference?

The 2023 Florida Brewer’s Conference will be held July 24th through July 27th in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort.


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How much does it cost to attend the 2023 Florida Brewer's Conference?

Please note, for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, please visit the official conference website.

  • FBG Member: $185 (plus tax and fees)
  • Non-Member: $285 (plus tax and fees)
  • Sensory Training: $70 (plus tax and fees)
  • Tuesday Night Guest: $20 (plus fees and taxes)
    Note: This is for attendees who want to bring a spouse, partner, or significant other along for the event on Tuesday evening
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What is the agenda for the 2023 Florida Brewer's Conference?

Please note, for the most accurate and up-to-date agenda, please visit the official conference website.


  • 9:00-4:00 – Sensory Training Course
  • 3:00-6:00 – Registration/Check-in Desk Open
  • 3:30-5:30 – Happy Hour
  • 6:00-8:00 – Welcome Reception


  • 7:00-9:00 – Breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00 – Registration/Check-in Desk Open
  • 9:00-10:15 – General Session: Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Randy Mosher
  • 10:00-6:00 – Trade Show Open

11:30-12:30 – Session A

  • Track 1 – “Yeast Management Best Practices: Dry Hopped Beers” – Keith Lacy (Omega Yeast)
  • Track 2 – “Lobbying 101/AMA” – Josh Aubuchon (Delegal Aubuchon Consulting)
  • Track 3 – “Effectively Communicating with the Media” – John Holl (All About Beer Magazine)

12:30-2:00 – Lunch & Networking

1:30-2:30 – Session B

  • Track 1 – “Barrel Aging Beer Panel” – Amanda Milford (Cigar City Brewing), Sean Sasscer (Cigar City Brewing), Ami Ami Parrino (Florida Avenue Brewing), Tyler Astl (Angry Chair Brewing)
  • Track 2 – Q&A with DBPR
  • Track 3 – “U.S. Government Resources To Grow Your Export Sales” – Jennifer Krause (EXIM Bank)

2:45-3:45 – Session C

  • Track 1 – “Think You Can Prevent Oxidation? Wrong!” – Eric Dixon (Lallemand), Richard Dube (Siebel Institute)
  • Track 2 – “Overcome Difficulties in Growing Your Business” – Dustin Jeffers (NextGlass)
  • Track 3 – “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats – A Deep Dive Into a SWOT Analysis for Your Brewery!” – Pulkit K. Agrawal (Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient)
  • Track 4 – “Creating a Cohesive Training Program” – Jen Blair (Cicerone Certification Program), Ami Parrino (FL Avenue Brewing), Amanda Milford (Cigar City Brewing)

3:30-5:30 – Happy Hour

  • 8:00-11:00 – Special Event at Home State Brewing! Music, food, and beers from around the state!



  • 7:00-9:00 – Breakfast
  • 8:00-10:00 – Registration/Check-in Desk Open
  • 9:00-13:00 – General Session: State of the Guild

10:00-11:00 – Session D

  • Track 1 – “Utilizing Thiol Enhancers and Thiolized Yeast in Beer” – Anthony Stone (TBBC), Ben Plant (TBBC), Doug Clark (TBBC), Micheil McElvey (Cigar City Brewing)
  • Track 2 – “Is Your Brewery OSHA Compliant?” – Dr. Jennifer Sedillo (USFSP Brewing Arts)
  • Track 3 – “Forging Financials from Beskar: Protecting Our Breweries from Financial Distress – Audra Gaiziunas (Brewed for Her Ledger)
  • Track 4 – “Brew A Better You! Cultivate A Healthy Mind And Happy Life!” – Kathryn Wich (Let’s Talk Counseling, LLC)

11:15-12:15 – Session E

  • Track 1 – “Rethinking Recipe Design: Scientific Tactics for Improving Hop Aroma and Flavor” – Ashleigh Hayden (Yakima Chief Hops)
  • Track 2 – “Identity – Brand Power for Success” – Aaron Gore (Bevana)
  • Track 3 – “From Bootstrapped to Scaling: Navigating Financial Structures from Pitfalls to Pints and Profits” – Tom Williams (eLease and St Pete Brewing), Mike Harting (3 Daughters Brewing), Brooke Mirenda (Sunshine State Economic Development Corporation)
  • Track 4 – “Pouring Perfection: Exploring Draft Beer Quality Trends and Innovations” – Mark Plourde (BarTrack)

12:00-1:30 – Lunch & Networking

1:30-2:30 – Session F

  • Track 1 – “Accident Prevention Through Appropriate Practices” – Anthony Stone (TBBC), Michele Houseman (Yuengling Brewery)
  • Track 2 – “Marketing People Over Products” – Mark Denote (Cone Distributing Company)
  • Track 3 – “Pink Boots: Inclusivity and Safety in the Beer Industry” – Meghin Magliano (Pink Boots Society – Moderator), Tim Ogden (Deviant Libation), Stacy Maynard (Grand Central Brewhouse), Sara Lefevre (3 Sons Brewing), Jess Jones (Aardwolf), Micki Bell (Green Bench Brewing)
  • Track 4 – “Using the Right Data to Drive Guest Engagement” – Brittany Lacey (Arryved)

2:45-3:45 – Session G

  • Track 1 – “Stainless Steel and the Importance of Passivation” – Oliver Meinhold (ZeeLoeffler)
  • Track 2 – “Top Five Human Resources Mistakes” – Marc Sugarman (FordHarrison)
  • Track 3 – “Consumer Marketing Insight for Craft Beer: A Focus on Local Ingredients and Corporate Social Responsibility” – Nathan Palardy (University of Florida Food and Resource Economics Department)
  • Track 4 – “Crafting a Strong Partnership: The Vital Role of Supplier-Distributor Relationships” – Coleman Berra (Green Bench Brewing), Chris Fairchild (JJ Taylor Distributing), Barry Elwonger (Allocated Media)

4:00-6:00 – Happy Hour and End of Conference

Not Attending, But You Still Want to Learn About Ollie?

If you can’t attend but still want to learn more about Ollie feel free to book some time with our brewery consultants.

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