MILWAUKEE, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference returns to Milwaukee on April 19-20, 2016, the historic "Brew City" and now a hub for water technology and education.
The two-day conference features water quality research as well as practical case histories on brewery operations for saving water and energy, including waste-to-energy and wastewater management from breweries such as Bell's Brewery, Goose Island Beer Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., and Short's Brewing Co.
The event begins on Monday evening, April 18, with a welcome reception at Brenner Brewing Co., presentations at Discovery World on Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday tours to Milwaukee-area breweries and urban cheesemaker Clock Shadow Creamery.
"Water consumption and wastewater disposal remain environmental and economic hurdles that directly affect breweries," says Chris Swersey, supply chain specialist for the Brewers Association, based in Boulder, Colorado. "The Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference brings together brewers to consider innovative answers to water and wastewater issues and discover collaborative solutions for the community and the environment."
The Brewers Association awarded a service grant for sustainability outreach and education to the conference this year. The purpose of the Brewers Association is to promote and protect small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.
"The grant enables us to tremendous value for attendees to learn from brewery leaders and practical experiences with water and energy efficiency," said conference organizer Lucy Saunders. Online registration is open until April 7, 2016, at www.conserve-greatlakes.com.
The all-volunteer conference is made possible with sustaining sponsor Briggs of Burton, Inc. and the following 2016 sponsors:
Beechwood Sales & Service
Goose Island Beer Co.
New Glarus Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Participating breweries in 2016 include:
Alt Brew (Madison, WI)
Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)
Brenner Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, WI)
Central Waters Brewing Co. (Amherst, WI)
Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)
Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA)
Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co. (Charlevoix, MI)
Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI)
MillerCoors Pilot Brewery (Milwaukee, WI)
Milwaukee Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, WI)
New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland, MI)
Short's Brewing Co. (Elk Rapids, MI)
Sprecher Brewery (Glendale, WI)
F&B Communications LLC, Lucy Saunders, 414-828-5243
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SOURCE Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference