Brewers Publications Presents Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Producing the finest quality beer is no small feat. It takes extensive
effort and planning, attention to a variety of processes and more.
That’s why the Brewers
Association
—in its support of a membership that consistently
produces the highest quality beer—is proud to introduce Quality
Management: Essential Planning for Breweries
. Published by
Brewers Publications and written by Mary Pellettieri, whose career in
brewing and beverage quality spans more than two decades, the book is an
insightful guide to developing a quality management program for any
brewery.

As craft beer sales in the U.S. continue to flourish, quality plays a
key role in protecting the health and future of the entire craft brewing
industry. In this guidebook, Pellettieri provides a deep understanding
of how quality management is integrated into every level of a brewery’s
operation. For lab staff, production staff, quality team members and
brewmasters alike, this book will help breweries continue to produce
great beer by developing a comprehensive program that will grow with the
brewery and ensure quality processes along the way.

“Making great beer is hard. Making the same great beer every day is
harder. Ensuring that your great beer is still great after packaging is
harder still. And the hardest thing of all is ensuring that every
customer gets the great beer you brewed, whether they drink it in your
pub or another establishment, or from a glass, bottle or can,” said Ken
Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and author of the book’s foreword.
“Our collective success is built on quality. I hope that both
established and aspiring brewers will learn and benefit from many of the
fundamentals that Mary details in this book.”

The book is an essential educational asset for of all types and sizes of
breweries and breweries-in-planning, brimming with key concepts and
tools to lay a foundation for a long history of impeccable quality.

“Mary Pellettieri has created a tremendous resource for brewers; this
book is packed full with quality concepts. Every one of these tenets is
applicable to all brewers, regardless of size,” said Jason Perkins,
Allagash Brewing Co. and the author of the book’s preface. “At the very
least, every brewer should be educated about every concept in this book
and put thought in to how these tools can help… In the end, it is up
to the individual brewery to set its quality priorities. The concepts
and tools provided in this book offer tremendous guidance along the path
to shaping a superior quality program.”

Pellettieri began her extensive brewing and beverage industry career
serving as a chemist and microbiologist at the Siebel Institute of
Technology and World Brewing Academy in Chicago, where she also taught
sensory management. She later managed the quality program for Chicago’s
young, independent Goose Island Beer Company. Her impressive background
and experience made her a desirable judge at prestigious beer
competitions around the country and later as quality manager for the
historic MillerCoors Milwaukee brewery. Pellettieri speaks nationally on
a variety of topics in quality, sensory analysis and brewing science.

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers
Association
by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and
professional brewers as well as titles that promote understanding and
appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from,
it’s the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing
literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

Quality
Management: Essential Planning for Breweries

ISBN:
978-1-938469-15-2
Cover price: $95
Member* pre-sale: September
8-20, 2015
General on-sale: September 21, 2015

*Members of the American
Homebrewers Association
and Brewers
Association
receive 40 percent off the cover price during the
member-only pre-sale, September 8-20, 2015.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent 
American brewers, their beers and the community
of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more
than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than
99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events
including the World
Beer Cup®
Great
American Beer Festival®
Craft
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
SAVOR℠:
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
, AHA
National Homebrewers Conference
, National
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
®. The BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
Publications
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft
beer at CraftBeer.com and
about homebrewing via the BA’s American
Homebrewers Association
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The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive
Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the
Secretary of Labor.

Contacts

On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Berman, 646-695-7044
abby@rosengrouppr.com