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Center for Craft Food & Beverage

Quality, Quality, Quality Will Lure Customers, Brewers Say
5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON FOOD, FARMING

Quality, Quality, Quality Will

Lure Customers, Brewers Say

“The absolute best” is what local breweries must shoot for to achieve continued success, declares the Red Shed’s David Olson, right. With him are, from left, Ommegang’s Phil Leinhart, Hartwick College’s Aaron MacLeod and Council Rock’s Roger Davidson. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Drink beer from a glass “to produce its full aromatic potential,” MacLeod tells the audience at the Louis Jones Center.

COOPERSTOWN – Asked today for “key factors to success,” four panelists from the local brewing industry spoke as one:  Quality, quality, quality and quality.

Ommegang President Campbell keynoted.

“It all starts with quality,” said Roger Davidson, Council Rock Brewery founder.  “It is fun … (but) I try to do the best I can every single day for consistent quality.”

“If quality isn’t the top of mind, you shouldn’t be a brewer,” said Ommegang’s Phil Leinhart, who has been cited in international competition as the “best in the world” of brewmasters at mid-size operations.

Aaron MacLeod, director of Hartwick College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage, expanded that to include “the value chain” — hops, barley, malt, all the products that go into beer making.

Hartwick Again To Host Brewers’ Winter Meeting

Hartwick Again To Host

Brewers’ Winter Meeting

100 Due On Oyaron Hill This Weekend
Aaron MacLeod, director of Hartwick’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage, will again host this weekend’s conference.

ONEONTA – Hartwick College’S Center for Craft Food & Beverage will again host the Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend conference, this weekend, co-sponsored by Otsego Now and the Craft Maltsters Guild.

More than 100 farmers, brewers, and maltsters from across the country will attend the two-day conference to explore the science behind their craft from “grain to glass,” and discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with local ingredients to make great beer. Last year’s conference was an immediate sell-out.

Hartwick, Wahl To Wahl Win Top Chamber Prizes

Hartwick, Wahl To Wahl

Win Top Chamber Prizes

Interns From Hartwick, SUNY Recognized
Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich and the team that put together the Center for Craft Food & Beverage were recognized with the Otsego County Chamber/Excellus Breakthrough Award this evening at the chamber's Small Business Banquet at The Otesaga. With her are, from right, Center Director Aaron McLeod, and Professors Mary Lee and Carli Ficano. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hartwick College President Margaret Drugovich and the team that put together the Center for Craft Food & Beverage were recognized with the Otsego County Chamber/Excellus Breakthrough Award this evening at the chamber’s annual Small Business Banquet at The Otesaga. With her are, from right, Center Director Aaron McLeod, and Professors Mary Lee and Carli Ficano. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Anthony Wall, proprietor of Wahl to Wahl, the Middlefield-based used-parts dealership with national reach, brought valued staff members and their significant others to the banquet. From left are Joe Armstrong with Erica Van Wormer; Cyle and Heather Hunter, Amy Butler, Merideth Rider and honoree Wahl, Glenn Wheeler and Jeremy Hungerford.
Anthony Wahl, proprietor of Wahl to Wahl, the Middlefield-based used-parts dealership with national reach, brought valued staff members and their significant others to the banquet, where the company received the annual Chamber/Key Bank Small Business Award.  From left are Joe Armstrong with Erica Van Wormer; Cyle and Heather Hunter; Amy Butler, Merideth Rider and honoree Wahl; Glenn Wheeler and Jeremy Hungerford.
This year, the chamber honored participants in their college internship program. From left are Ryan zz , SUNY Oneonta, with Michelle Catan of the Small Business Development Center, where he interned; and Demi Manesis of Hartwick College, with Assistant Fire Chief Jim Maloney of the Oneonta Fire Department, where she interned. Both are senior economics majors.
This year, the chamber honored participants in their college internship program. From left are Ryan Zambrzycki , SUNY Oneonta, with Michelle Catan of the Small Business Development Center, where he interned; and Demi Manesis, Hartwick College, with Assistant Fire Chief Jim Maloney of the Oneonta Fire Department, where she interned. Both are senior economics majors.
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