District Carolinas 2024 Spring Technical Conference

When:  May 4, 2024 from 09:00 to 16:00 (ET)
Associated with  District Carolinas

MBAA District Carolinas Technical Conference. 

REGISTER HERE for the event.

We are thrilled to announce the MBAA Technical Conference, slated for May 4th at Hopfly Brewing, located at 1327 S Mint St, Charlotte NC.

Amidst the challenges facing our industry, this conference will spotlight innovation as our guiding principle. Here's what we are planning thus far:

Registration (9:00 - 10:00)

  • Coffee & snacks provided

Morning Sessions w/ Coffee & Breakfast (10:00 - 12:00):

  1. Low-alcohol Brewing using Modified Brewhouse and Cellar Methods (10 am - 11 am) with App State researcher, Stephen Moxley: Dive deep into the brewing techniques, challenges, and opportunities surrounding the production of non-alcoholic beer.
  2. Food Safety and Regulatory Implications of Producing Nonalcoholic and Low-Alcohol Beer (11 am -12 pm) with Anna Sauls of KTL: Explore the critical aspects of safety protocols and packaging solutions tailored specifically for non-alcoholic beverages.

Lunch (12:00 - 1:00):

Catered by Katsu Kart.  Recharge with Japanese street and comfort foods. Buffet style lunch.

Scholarship Planning & District Announcements (1:00 - 1:30):

Open table discussion with members about the formation of a scholarship committee, application, selection process, etc. 

Afternoon Sessions on Industry Innovations (1:30 - 4:00):

  1. Creating Immersive Experiences by Tim Gormley, Director of Development & Co-Founder of Burial Beer Co
  2. Starch Gelatinization:  A Key Step in Efficient Ethanol Production by Andrew Frattiani, Application Support Specialist for Brewing and Distilling Enzymes at International Flavors and Fragrances

  3. Presenter Panel titled "Finding Success...Again" moderated by Andrew Coplon of Craft Beer Professionals on how and where panelists find inspiration before delving into a discussion on new avenues shaping the industry.

Ticket Prices:

  • $35 for members
  • $50 for non-members
  • $25 for enrolled students

Networking and Tailgating: 

And finally, it wouldn't be an MBAA conference if I didn't throw in some extra socializing and networking opportunities. Let's connect with our peers during a Charlotte FC tailgating event! I'd love to gauge interest in coordinating group tickets ($46) for the home Charlotte FC MLS match against Portland Timbers at 7:30 pm. We have about 21 people in for the game so far. Message me and I'll add your name to the working list below. Camaraderie and The Crown! 


There are numerous hotels in Charlotte and the surrounding area. 

A mile away from the venue is the Sheraton.

The Fairfield gets great reviews, adjacent to the Sheraton.


Hopfly Brewing Co.
1327 S. Mint St.
Charlotte, NC 27804