08.23.2019 - 08.22.2020

UBG seminar: Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing for Breweries

Date Aug 27, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calendar Craft Beer Events Capacity 23/30 Prices Free event 498 Hits
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Join us Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5pm at Squatters downtown for a UBG educational seminar that will pull the curtain back on music licensing and help you understand the legalities of using music in your brewery.  Dan Spears of BMI will provide an in-depth look at the copyright law and when a brewpub or taproom needs a public performance license. In addition, the session will focus on how licensing fees are determined & where the money goes. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a greater understanding of music licensing and how it impacts your business.

Dan's bio:

Dan Spears is the Vice President of Industry Relations and Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In his capacity as Vice President, Mr. Spears works closely with BMI’s Licensing management team to create strategic, value-driven sponsorships and customer events. He serves as a pivotal bridge between the company’s Licensing, Writer/Publisher and Business Affairs teams. In this role, Mr. Spears continues to develop new customer initiatives and strategic partnerships that feature BMI songwriter performances and help educate key accounts, while providing new sources of revenue for affiliates and licensees.

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UBG seminar: Will Deutschman, PhD on water quality and the brewing process

Date Sep 24, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Calendar Craft Beer Events Capacity 29/30 Prices Free event 356 Hits
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Join us on Sept. 24 at 4pm at Wasatch Brewpub for an informative presentation by Will Deutschman, PhD of Westminster with Q&A to follow. This event is free for UBG members.

Brewing water and its chemical makeup are essential factors in the quality of finished beer. The ion content, pH, and buffering capacity of brewing water can have effects early in the process such as with the mash efficiency and sugar profile of the wort. Later in the process, potential effects include the flavor, clarity, and package stability of the beer. We will discuss briefly which ions are important to various parts of the brewing process, how to gauge what effects they may have on the brewing process or properties of the finished beer, and how to compensate for those effects, should that be necessary.