2020 Virtual Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

Virtual Empire State Barley and Malt Summit Program
Wednesday, December 16th
10:00 am - 12:00 pmMorning session
10:00 am - 10:10 amCheryl Thayer, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Harvest New York Program, ‘Welcome and Meeting Objectives’ (Video)
10:10 am - 11:20 amKeynote Presentations and Discussion
10:10 am - 10:50 amBart Watson, Economist, Brewer’s Association, ‘Craft brewing from local ingredients: A national perspective’ (Video)
10:50 am - 11:20 amJason Perkins, Brewmaster, Allagash Brewing, ‘Craft brewing from local ingredients: A northeast region perspective’ (Video)
11:20 am - NoonA Panel of New York Craft Brewers (Jason Sahler, moderator) ‘Experiences in brewing and marketing beer made from New York malt’ (Video)
Mike McManus, Industrial Arts Brewing
Jason Sahler, Strong Rope Brewery
Brett Taylor, Wild East Brewing
Chad Zimar, Steuben Brewing
Noon - 1:00 pmLunch on your own
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmAfternoon session
1:00 pm - 1:20 pmGary Bergstrom, Professor, Cornell University, ‘Welcome to afternoon session’; ‘Commercial grain quality and mycotoxin survey results’ (Video)
1:20 pm - 1:40 pmAaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Food and Beverage, ‘Functional & flavor characteristics of NY grains for malting, brewing & distilling’ (Video)
1:40 pm - 2:10 pmAaron Gabriel, Christian Malsatzki, and Michael Stanyard, Cornell Cooperative Extension Field Crops Educators, ‘Summary of survey responses from barley producers’ (Video)
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm‘Perspectives of malt houses malting New York grown grains’ (2 min. each) (Video)
Judd Hallett and Emily Hill, Murmuration Malts
Ted and Patty Hawley, New York Craft Malt
Jeff Hughes, Country Malt Group
Dennis and Jeanette Nesel, Hudson Valley Malt
Max Ocean, Subversive Malting and Brewing
Andrea and Christian Stanley, Valley Malt
2:25 pm - 2:35 pmJoel LaVangia, Ten Mile Distillery, ‘Experiences of distillers making spirits from New York malted grains’ (Video)
2:35 pm - 2:45 pmEmily Cayer, Northeast Grainshed, ‘Northeast Grainshed Regional Food Systems Partnership Program Update’ (Video)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmMark Sorrells, Professor, Cornell University, and Daniel Sweeney, Graduate Student, Cornell University, ‘Update from the Born, Bred, and Brewed in New York barley breeding program and the story behind New York’s new spring malting barley variety’ (Video)
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmHon. Richard Ball, Commissioner of NYS Dept. Agriculture & Markets, ‘Comments and announcement of winning barley name’ (Video)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Next Steps for the Grains to Beverage Value Chain in New York

Value Chain Panel and Discussion: (Video)
John Hanchar, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Economics Educator, Moderator
John Kast, Kast Farms
Dennis Nesel, Hudson Valley Malt
Jason Havens and David Johnson, Rusty Nickel Brewing

4:00 pmAdjourn