Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

05:00 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The Colony Meadery

Social at The Colony Meadery

Get together pre-conference at The Colony Meadery. Address is 905 Harrison St, Allentown, PA, 18103
09:00 PM
09:00 PM -
The Colony South Bethlehem

After Party at Colony South Bethlehem

The party continues! Address is 211 E Third St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
07:00 AM
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Bridgeworks Enterprise Center - Main Hallway

Registration and Check In

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Suite 120

Pro: Money Talks: How to Talk to Lenders

Most of our meaderies will borrow money at some point, whether to get open, buy equipment, or scale to the next level. With decades of experience developing businesses and redeveloping buildings, AEDC knows what the people across the desk are looking for. Learn what materials, tactics and metrics mean the most to the men with the checkbooks.
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room 120

Home: Spice is the Life

Spices can be one of the trickiest ingredients to work with in meadmaking. Michael Fairbrother, founder of Moonlight Meadery and creator of perfectly spiced meads like Kurt's Apple Pie, helps you work through what to add, when to add it, and how to get the flavor you're looking for.
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 120

Pro: Steal These 5 Ideas from My Business

In 6 years, we've had a lot of ideas, from big to small. Some of the best thought out ones failed, and some of the most whimsical ended up being huge benefits. In this talk, Greg shares five of the best so that you can steal them and use them in your meadery.
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Suite 115

Home: Rescue Meads: Post-Fermentation Tweaks

Your mead is done fermenting, but it's not what you had in mind. What now? Ken Schramm Award-winning home meadmaker Bob Slanzi to the rescue with tips on how to salvage your mead. No hazmat gear required.
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

LUNCH

On your own. Local Options within a 10-minute drive include: Strange Brew Tavern Allentown Brew Works Cali Burrito Union and Finch Palumbo's Walkable: Zandy's Steak Shop La Poblanita Deli and Taqueria Also many places deliver via Grubhub app
01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Room 115

Pro: Rep. Pete Schweyer: How to Talk to Your Elected Officials

Some of the most underutilized resources in business are the offices established by your elected officials, such as State Representatives and Senators. The Rt. Hon. Pete Schweyer will provide tips on how to better establish and leverage relationships with lawmakers to for everything from PR support to changing liquor laws.
01:00 PM
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Room 120

Honey Industry Discussion & Tasting

Join Evan Himes, Ingredient Sales Manager with Dutch Gold Honey, for a presentation and discussion covering honey sourcing, processing, buying channels, and other honey industry topics. The session will conclude with a honey varietal tasting and open Q & A
02:15 PM
02:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Room 120

Pro: All About Filtration

One of the most confounding parts of commercial meadmaking is deciding how to filter. Plate? Crossflow? How long to wait? What's the most cost-effective method?
02:15 PM
02:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Room 115

Home: Carvin Wilson and Tom Repas Q&A

It's Carvin and Tom. They're two of the best home mead makers in the world. Topic is irrevelant. Bring your questions on everything from yeast to beekeeping.
04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Room 115

Combined: Horror Stories

For our final session, we'll get everyone together and forcibly remove all recording devices so we can tell the absolute worst horror stories that have happened to us, whether in home meadmaking or professional. The best/worst stories will receive prizes commensurate with the degree of failure! Drinks are welcome, and possibly necessary, for this session.
06:00 PM
06:00 PM -
Room 115

Critical Feedback: Interactive Mead Evaluation

Critical feedback from professionals and judges on home or small batch meads. Bring your meads and receive a few minutes of honest critical feedback designed to help you perfect your technique. Those wishing to chat and have a few drinks will be able to visit and tour The Colony Meadery, Hijinx Brewing Co, and County Seat Spirits, all in the same building as the conference
09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Outside Trip: Bus to Philadelphia Honeyfest and Haymaker Meadery

**This is a separately ticketed event, get your ticket and join us!** 9:30am - Meet at Bridgeworks for Departure 10am - Depart for Philly 11am - Arrive at HoneyFest 3pm - Depart HoneyFest 3:30pm - Arrive at Haymaker Meadery 5:30pm - Depart Haymaker Meadery 6pm - Arrive at Free Will Brewing 7:30pm - Depart Free Will Brewing 8pm - Arrive back at Colony Meadery We will take a group bus trip to the Philadelphia Honeyfest to sample honeys and talk with the vendors, and follow up with a stop at Haymaker Meadery and Free Will Brewing to enjoy meads and beers. Times are being determined, we will update when we've final time frames.
12:00 PM
12:00 PM -

Allentown Beer Festival

One of the Lehigh Valley's largest beer festivals, the Allentown Beer Fest is Saturday, Sept 7 on the main drag of downtown Allentown. Any meaderies looking to pour can contact Greg at The Colony Meadery. This is a ticketed event. Details here: https://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/event/allentown-beer-fest/55971/
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