The 5th International Young Scientists Symposium on Malting, Brewing and Distilling will take from April 21-23, 2016 in Chico, California, USA. As in previous YSS meetings, this will be a marvellous opportunity not only for younger members of the brewing and distilling communities to present their work and to co-mingle, but also to take some time out to delight in the beauties of the Golden State. From the Pacific Ocean up to the high Sierras, there is much to see and do. The meeting will be held in and around the Big Room within the brewery. There will be opportunities to have in-depth tours of the location, but also to take part in visits to other relevant locations in Northern California, including a monastery closely associated with the Abbey Ales brewed hereabouts and the brewing and wine programs at the University of California, Davis. Chico is less than 100 miles from the Sacramento Airport. Many more details will be forthcoming very shortly, but I urge you to mark off those dates next year to ensure that you don't miss out on what promises to be an amazing meeting. If you have any queries at this point feel free to shoot them to me. I so much look forward to seeing you in Chico in April 2016!

Charlie Bamforth


Welcome to Chico!

Chico is a vibrant city close to the Sierras in Northern California and home to the Sierra Nevada Brewery. The city is a cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, one of the country's 25 largest municipal parks. Read more >>


Start registration: October 12, 2015

Deadline submission for oral and poster presentations: January 4, 2016

Sponsorship deadline: March 11, 2016

Call for abstracts


We have created a facebook group that can be used to communicate with one another, for example arranging to share rides from the airport to Chico etc. Please join the group here!


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