Micro Matic and UC Davis Brewing will be hosting D System Keg Valves Workshops for local industry members!
This workshop is 90+ minutes and will provide guidance on safe repair and maintenance techniques for D system, or American Sankey, keg valves including tips on keg washer interface, overall quality assurance and customer satisfaction for draft beer. There will also be 60 – 90 minutes of hands-on work with specialized tools for keg spear removal, repair, and replacement.
Duration: ~ 3 hours
Location: UC Davis Pilot Brewery
Iron Brew Competition
Each year, UC Davis Brewing Science students compete in the annual Iron Brew Competition for the chance to make their beer on a commercial scale at Sudwerk Brewing Company in Davis.
Read more about the 2020 Iron Brew Winners here in this July 28, 2020 story in UC Davis News.
2020 Iron Brew Winner
2019 Iron Brew Winner
Past Judges / Years
- Katy Benson, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant: 2019
- Bryan Donaldson, Lagunitas Brewing Company: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Phillip Emerson, Almanac Brewing: 2019
- Brennan Fleming, Dunloe Brewing Company: 2018, 2020
- Ryan Fry, Sudwerk Brewing Company: 2020
- Dave Gull, New Helvetia Brewing Company: 2017
- Danny Kahn, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: 2018
- Lars Larson, Trumer Brewing: 2017, 2018, 2019
- Kyle Leddy, New Glory Craft Brewery: 2018
- Nate Maddox, Lagunitas Brewing Company: 2020
- Doug Muhleman, Sudwerk Brewing Company: 2017, 2018
- Richard G. Norgrove, Bear Rupublic Brewing Company: 2017
- Shaun O’Sullivan, 21st Amendment Brewing: 2019, 2020
- Jay Prahl, Hopsteiner: 2020
- Blair Anthony Robertson, Sacramento Bee: 2017
- Stephen Russell, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: 2017
- Narissa Seraphin, Anheuser Busch-InBev: 2017
- Ron Silberstein, Thirsty Bear Brewing and Admiral Maltings: 2018, 2019, 2020
- Miles Soto, 21st Amendment Brewing Company: 2017; Track 7 Brewing Company: 2019, 2020
- Thomas Stull, Sudwerk Brewing Company: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Scott Ungermann, Anchor Brewing: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Trent Yackzan, Sudwerk Brewing Company: 2017, 2018, 2019