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 winery in Napa Valley, a monastery closely associated with the Abbey Ales brewed hereabouts and 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 >>

Call for abstracts


The 5th International Young Scientists Symposium is an ideal forum for post-doc and young researchers to present and discuss novelties and advances in their research with other international actors of the industry. Submissions are sought for both oral and poster presentations and can be made via the abstract submission module. Please note the deadline for abstract submission is December 15th 2015. Read more >>


Start registration: 12 October 2015

Deadline submission for oral and poster presentations: 15 December 2015

Sponsorship deadline: 11 March 2016


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