The Great Lakes Craft Brewers & Water Conservation News

The Great Lakes Craft Brewers & Water
Conservation Conference is proud to announce that the Jacob Leinenkugel
Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls and Milwaukee, WI, will be the Platinum Sponsor,
with special support provided by Beer Capitol Distributing Inc., Wauwatosa,
WI. The National Wildlife Federation is providing outreach support through its
Great Waters Restoration program.

The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 26-27, 2009, and
will focus on sharing best practices in water conservation for small brewers
who are leaders in their industry. This is the first independent conference
designed to bring together craft brewers, policymakers and nonprofit
organizations for education and discussion about water conservation.

Dick Leinenkugel, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Wisconsin, will give
the keynote address on the economic impacts of the Great Lakes Compact and
projects including the Milwaukee 7 Water Council.

Jake Leinenkugel, president of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., will speak
at the Monday evening reception at the Discovery World museum on Pier
Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee.

Marc Smith, state policy manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great
Lakes Regional Center, will outline opportunities for collaboration with
conservation groups.

“We are thrilled to have the support of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.,”
says Lucy Saunders, conference organizer. For generations, the Leinenkugel
family has supported conservation in its brewing practices and continues to
make new improvements, with progress made across water, energy and waste
reductions in recent years.

Participating breweries include Bridgeport Brewing Co. (Jeff Edgerton),
MillerCoors Pilot Brewery (Troy Rysewyk), New Glarus Brewing Co. (Dan Carey),
Odell Brewing Co. (Doug Odell) and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Fred Strachan).
Poster sessions showcase designs and systems for water conservation, auditing,
wastewater treatment and recycling in breweries/pubs. The deadline for posters
is September 10, 2009.

The Monday, October 26, 2009 reception features a special tasting with artisan
cheesemakers, including Bob Wills of Cedar Grove Cheese Co., a leader in
sustainable wastewater treatment. The $60 ticket includes a buffet dinner
catered by the Bartolotta Catering Co., Pier Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Conference details, the call for posters, and tickets for the Monday evening
reception are available online at:


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