Friday, August 4

5pm - 9pm - Pre-Conference party 

Location: Stonecloud Brewing 

OKC's newest brewery and taproom will be opening just one month before the Summit! Pick up your registration packets (including one ticket for a free Stonecloud brew), tour the brewery, try a pint or three, and get some behind-the-scenes info on the rebirth of the historic Sunshine Laundry building from owner Joel Irby and the Pivot Project development team.


Saturday, August 5

9AM - REgistration Opens

Location: Tower Theatre Lobby

Nice and orderly, people! There's beer to drink, and you don't want to be the one holding up the line!

 

9:30AM - Breakfast & Stout Beer Tasting

Presented by Geeks Who Drink

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Mmmm. There we go. Even better than coffee...

 

10am - Beer quality panel Presented by Micromatic

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Led by Bernardo Alatorre, Production Manager for Avery Brewing, this panel will focus on technical issues of quality, integrity, and the challenges ahead for our state's rapidly growing and changing industry. 

 

10:45am - Session ale Tasting

Presented by Geeks Who Drink

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Light, lower ABV, and refreshing. Gotta balance out those breakfast stouts. Besides, it's still morning!

 

11AM - State Of The Brewnion

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

This year’s address, featuring members of the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma, will focus on a post-Senate-Bill-424 Oklahoma, and how the recent modernization of Oklahoma liquor laws has changed the outlook for local breweries and the state industry. Speakers will also look at national industry trends.

 

11:45am - Strong Ale Tasting

Presented By Geeks Who Drink

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Stretch your legs and your palate as you try some of these heavier and more complex brews. 

 

NOON - Keynote Speaker: Damon Scott

"Craft Brewing Trends Across the United States"

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Damon Scott started homebrewing while finishing a degree in chemistry from Hanover College, IN. That unofficial ‘independent research’ led to a lightbulb moment and a move to Colorado to work as a brewer. In the following ten years, Damon managed brewing operations ranging from 200 to nearly 10,000 bbls/year and experienced first-hand the challenges craft brewers face daily. In 2010, he attended Heriot-Watt University and received an MSc in Brewing and Distilling. As Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator for the Brewers Association, Damon works with the technical committee to facilitate the development of best practice guidance for small and independent craft brewers.

 

12:45pM - Lunch Sponsored by Hideaway Pizza

Location: Tower Theatre Lobby

After the keynote session,  grab a slice (or three) of 'za from the oldest pizzeria in the state. Hideaway serves Oklahoma craft beer in every one of their 17 locations, including their newest restaurant in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

1-4PM - Tasting Floor Open

Location: Tower Theatre Auditorium

Let's get ready to ruuuuuuummmmbbblllle! If you're not already familiar with the fantastic brews being made in this state, get ready to be schooled. And if you ARE, then you can look forward to some exciting surprises...

 

1pm - Draft Systems Demonstration Presented by Brewtru

Location: Savings & Loan, Co. (upper level lounge)

BrewTru Beverage Services will show you the wide variety of services they offer, from draft system development to deep line cleaning. There's no one in Oklahoma doing it like these guys!

 

1:45pm - Sour Tasting Session

Location: Savings & Loan, Co. (upper level lounge)

Pucker up, buttercups! It's the hot new brew trend (that's as old as beer itself) sweeping the nation! Get a tart taste of what Oklahoma's brewers are doing with this style.

 

2pm - HOPS PANEL Presented by holingbery & Son

Location: Tower Theatre Studio (upper level)

Between concerns about hop shortages, a growth in hop varieties, and arguments about balance over flavor intensity, hoppy beers continue to dominate the craft beer conversation. Come join the talk, or just sporadically give a crazed-fan shout-out to your favorite hop bomb. No one will look at you weird. Promise.

 

2:45PM - HOP Beer Tasting

Location: Tower Theatre Studio (upper level)

After all the hop talk, there’s really only going to be one thing on your mind. Taste what local breweries are doing with everyone’s favorite flavoring flower.

 

3:00PM - Malt Panel presented by country malt

Location: Tower Theatre Studio (upper level)

The very base of beer itself has a long and varied history. Come hear from some experts in the field (quite literally), on trends and the future of malted barley and other grains.

 

3:45 pm- Barrel aged beer tasting

Location: Tower Theatre Studio (upper level)

Barrels and Adjuncts and Aging, oh my! One last treat before we boot you brewhounds out the door: some of the finest examples of barrel-aged beer in Oklahoma. And with that, we bid you a fond farewell until 2018!