At the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, a Seminar was presented with multiple viewpoints on “Understanding Pure Distilled Hop Oils”. Listen to the CBC Seminar here:
Presenting at the Seminar, and featured on the audio are, (in order of presentation):
Brewmaster, COO and Co-Founder
New Realm Brewing, Atlanta, GA
Mitch literally wrote the book on IPAs. Former Brewmaster – Stone Brewing
Mitch is the Brewmaster, COO and Co-Founder of New Realm Brewing Co. in Atlanta GA. He has been brewing beer professionally for over 30 years, including 14 years at Anheuser-Busch and 10 years at Stone Brewing. In 2012, Mitch authored the Brewers Publications book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale and in 2014, the Brewers Association awarded Mitch with the prestigious Russell Scherer Award for innovation in craft brewing.
Tim Schnars II
Director of Brewing Operations
Meadowlark Brewing Co, Sidney, MT
Tim is the Chief Brewing Officer and Director of Brewery Operations at Meadowlark Brewing in Sidney, MT.
As a professional brewer, he has over eleven years of brewing experience from opposite ends of the country, achieving industry accolades at the Great American Beer Fest and recognition in national publications. His chief passion in brewing is the pursuit of what he calls “crypto-gastronomy” or the cultivation of non-traditionally achieved flavors and aromas.
President, Glacier Hops Ranch, Inc.
Tom is the CEO of Glacier Hops Ranch in Whitefish, Montana, where he has been pioneering niche markets in hop ingredients. Tom is a former At-Large Director of Hop Growers of America, and is a former National Chairman of the HGAs Small Grower Council.
Co-Founder, X-tracts LLC
Mike Sanders has a diverse entrepreneurial background and has been part of over a dozen successful startups over the past 20+ years. Mike’s current focus is on the manufacturing of high value molecules from plants for food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical applications. Mike’s company, ABAO IP Holdings and its affiliates, design, engineer, manufacture, and operate patented and proprietary equipment that will efficiently extract and refine botanical substances on an industrial scale.