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Event Rescheduled – New Dates To Be Announced Soon!

Event rescheduled - New dates coming


White Labs, Inc.

BrewStiller|AVL: "BrewStillery | Essentials for Getting Started" — 3 Day

Learn the essential distilling skills and distilling business aspects you need to expand your brewing business into a distilling business.

BrewStiller|AVL: "BrewStillery | Essentials for Getting Started" — 3 Day
BrewStiller|AVL: "BrewStillery | Essentials for Getting Started" — 3 Day

Time & Location

Event rescheduled - New dates coming

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 3 Day Immersive 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. This event will take place during Asheville Beer Week so there will be multiple options for lodging (if needed) and a wide variety of intown events to participate in. 

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:

DAY ONE (7hrs)

  • Introductory Session
  •    Traditions Aspect of Whiskey Making - Exploring the definition of “Craft” and “Tradition
  •    A Perspective on How and Why a Brewer can/would pursue Distilled Spirits Production
  •    Overview of Regulatory Environment for Entering into Distilled Spirits Production
  • Grains for Distilled Spirits
  • Mashing & Conversion for Distilled Spirits
  • Yeast & Fermentation
  • Q&A Roundtable

DAY TWO (7hrs)

  • Distillation
  •    Equipment
  •    Theory
  • Analytical Methods
  • Spirit Category Definition and Production Processes
  • Distillery Yield Metrics and Optimization
  • Spirits Maturation, Processsing, Packaging
  • Q&A Roundtable

DAY THREE (4hrs)

  • Practical Exercises
  •    Distillation for Proofing of Obscured Beverages
  •    Ethanol Curve Development – Distillation Recovery Mass Balance
  •    Heads-Hearts-Tails Determination
  • Spirits Business & Regulatory Requirements
  • Equipent Field Trip


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.


Lunch from White Labs Brewing Co. Asheville Kitchen & Tap is provided 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

  • 1 hour 45 minutes

    Introductory Session

    White Labs, Inc.
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  • BrewStiller|AVL – 3 Day

    This ticket allows access for one person.

    +$19.98 service fee



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