Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference

  for breweries, allied industry and water policy makers


  April 19-20, 2016 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  The Pilot House at Discovery World, Lake Michigan


7th Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference - register now

27 Feb 2016 4:32 PM | Anonymous



Breweries share systems to save water + energy


MILWAUKEE (February 27, 2016) – The 7th Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference returns to Milwaukee on April 19-20, 2016. Brewers, water policy experts, wastewater engineers and agencies working on water quality will gather in Milwaukee, historically known as “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.


The full conference includes a welcome reception at Brenner Brewing Co. on Monday evening, April 18, 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 and the brewing process,” said 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 management issues and discover collaborative, sustainable solutions for the community and for 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 offer a discount for early registrants through March 1st, which is a tremendous value for attendees to learn from brewery leaders and their practical experiences with water and energy efficiency,” said conference organizer Lucy Saunders.


For more information on the conference, visit or call 800-760-5998. -0-


The all-volunteer conference is made possible with sustaining sponsor Briggs of Burton, Inc. and the following 2016 sponsors:

BarFly Ventures

Bartolotta Catering

Beechwood Sales & Service


Brenner Brewing

Brewers Association

Briess Malt

Goose Island Beer Co.

New Glarus Brewing Co.

New Holland Brewing Co.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

The Sugar Maple

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)

New Glarus Brewing Co. (New Glarus, WI)

Short’s Brewing Co. (Elk Rapids, MI)

Sprecher Brewery (Glendale, WI)       



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