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NDSU Institute of Barley and Malt Science to Co-sponsor China-U.S. Symposium

The Institute of Barley and Malt Science (IBMS), a center based in the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, is co-sponsoring a China – U.S. symposium on barley, malt and brewing.

The symposium will be held in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, April 27-29.

“This symposium offers a great opportunity for the exchange of information,” says Paul Schwarz, IBMS director. “The Chinese beer market is perhaps the most dynamic in the world. China surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s largest producer of beer in 2002 and of malt in 2006.”

North Dakota leads the U.S. in the production of malting barley.

Speakers from the U.S. include:

  • Greg Casey, Miller-Coors Brewing
  • Rich Horsley, NDSU
  • Schwarz
  • Xiang Yin, Cargill Malt

Chinese speakers include the chief brewmasters of the five largest beer companies in China, as well as industry and academic experts.

“The general theme of the symposium focuses on the influence of raw materials on final beer quality,” Schwarz says. “Topics cover many aspects of the barley-to-beer chain and include breeding, scientific/technical advances and food safety.”

The symposium is supported through registration fees. More than 50 people have preregistered.

Additional sponsors are the American Society of Brewing Chemists and the School of Biotechnology at Jiangnan University.


NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Karen Hertsgaard, (701) 231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu
Source:Paul Schwarz, (701) 231-7732, paul.schwarz@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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