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Southern Regional Beer Barrel Aging Symposium

The Brewing + Distilling Center Presents:

Southern Regional Beer Barrel-Aging Symposium

Join us as some of the industry’s top brewers and distillers share their secrets and processes on creating some of the finest craft beer and spirits in the region. Topics include everything from the history, anatomy, and chemistry to supplies, barrel wood species, and flavors. Lunch and beer samples will be provided! Register early and receive a discount on registration fees. Event info listed below, see you there!


Saturday, June 29th 2019
9am – 5pm


Elkmont Exchange Brewery
754 North Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917

What’s Included?

Expert information from four professionals
Beer Samples

Bottle Share (bring your beer to share)

Event Presenters

Ron Grazioso

Ron is a master distiller and a barrel-aging scientist at PostModern Spirits located in Knoxville, TN.

Chris Meadows

Chris is a master/head brewer at Elkmont Exchange and co-developer of SweetWater Brewing’s Woodlands Project.

Matt Lillie

Matt is a brewer at Elkmont Exchange and former Barrel-Blending Master at Breckenridge Brewing.

Bentley Blackshear

Bentley is a master home brewer and barrel-ager. He is also the Barrel Program developer at Crafty Bastard in Knoxville, TN.