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2021 Annual Conference President's Reception

Virtual Beer Tasting and Networking Event - August 4 at 4:30pm PT

On Wednesday, August 4, from 4:30-6:00 PM PT, ACSO President Alice Sauro and ACSO leadership invites our sponsors and donors to attend a special beer and cheese tasting experience led by beer expert Dr. Charlie Bamforth - perfect for those who love beer AND for those who don’t!

Charlie will provide guests with a list of beers and suggested cheese pairings and ACSO will send a complimentary e-gift card ahead of time so you can gather the supplies you’ll need to follow along. He’ll explain how different ingredients, brewing methods, and storage all lead to the wide variety of tastes available at local stores and breweries. Not a big drinker? Not to worry! We’ve got suggestions for the best nonalcoholic beers to try as well.

Following the tasting, guests will break into small groups for a few rounds of hosted speed networking.

The President's Reception is not included with conference registration. It is open by invitation to ACSO conference sponsors and individual donors as a way to say thank you to those who have donated $150 or more during the 2020/21 membership year. Not a donor but want to join us? Choose the $150 or higher “pay what you can” options when registering for conference, or donate here, to receive a separate invitation. If you wish to confirm your donor status or level, email [email protected]. You must become a donor by July 15, 2021 to receive an invitation.

About Our Beer Expert: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Davis, now Senior Quality Advisor at Sierra Nevada Brewing and 43-year veteran of the brewing industry, Dr. Charlie Bamforth, will lead guests through a guided beer tasting. Dr. Bamforth taught at UC Davis in the Food Science and Technology Department for 20 years, and is a world-renowned expert on beer and brewing. Passionate with a generous dash of humor, Charlie has a way of convincing even those who don’t think they like beer that there is a beer out there for them.

This event is generously sponsored by Sharon Simpson and ACSO President Alice Sauro.