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Fri, Mar 08


White Labs, Inc.

BrewStiller|AVL – Part 1: Why Brewers Make Great Distillers! (Onsite)

Learn what you need to know to expand your brewing business into a distilling business.

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BrewStiller|AVL – Part 1: Why Brewers Make Great Distillers! (Onsite)
BrewStiller|AVL – Part 1: Why Brewers Make Great Distillers! (Onsite)

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

White Labs, Inc., 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA


About the event

If you've considered distilling as a way to expand your current brewing business, this 4.5 hour introductory seminar is a must for you. You will acquire a well-rounded, basic understanding of how to leverage your current brewing skill set and expand your bottom line with the addition of distilling. As a follow up to this introductory seminar, there will be a 3 day immersive seminar Professional Distilling Essentials, May 16-18th also at White Labs, Inc. coinciding with Asheville Beer Week. Early Bird registration for the May seminar will kick off during this intro seminar.

Head Lecturer

Kevin Smith, Director of Brewing & Distilling at Company Distilling

Kevin Smith is obsessed with the traditional processes of making and fermenting distilled beverages. He publishes about it in leading science texts, lectures about it in the most respected programs, and has even pioneered new analytical processes to accomplish it. A self-admitted science geek at the forefront of his field, Kevin comes to Company following 22 years with Jack Daniels and owner Brown-Forman. Not only an expert in the art of spirits production, Kevin is a highly accomplished, professional brewer.

Topics will include:

  • Traditional Aspects of Whiskey Making
  • Overview of Regulatory Environment for Entering into Distilled Spirits Production
  • Grains for Distilled Spirits
  • Mashing & Conversion for Distilled Spirits
  • Yeast & Fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Analytical Methods
  • Distillery Yield


Brewing & Distilling School, Inc. | White Labs, Inc. | Deutsche Beverage + Process | Asheville Brewers Alliance | Riverbend Malt House


Limited seating available for those interested in attending on-site. For those who cannot make it in-person, a virtual option is also available.


There will be a free pizza buffet sponsored by Deutsche Beverage + Process from White Labs Brewing Co. Asheville Kitchen & Tap starting at 11:30am for all onsite attendees .


There is free parking behind the White Labs, Inc. building. Please enter through the back door on the second level. Lecture room is immediately inside on your left.


  • 30 minutes

    Welcome: Check-in & Orientation | Pizza Buffet

    White Labs, Inc.

  • 15 minutes

    Introduction | Speakers and Sponsors

    White Labs, Inc.
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  • BrewStiller|AVL Intro

    This ticket allows access for one person.

    +$2.48 service fee
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