CBAC Event Schedule: Brew Culture Takes Over Halifax

CBAC Event Schedule: Brew Culture Takes Over Halifax


With hands on the ground, Brew Culture is taking over Halifax for the CBAC! We have so much on the go we needed to make an event schedule for y’all to keep track of everything you can take advantage of! Check out the summary table or the full event details below.


White Labs Industry Happy Hour with Chris White, President, Founder and CEO of White Labs


Gahan House Nova Centre - 5239 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3



Join us in a relaxed setting for a pint and a chat before all the CBAC fanfare begins. The Brew Culture crew and White Labs team will be stationed at Gahan House, just steps away from the registration booth and convention centre on Thursday June 1st from 4pm to 6pm. We’ll be sharing pints of Thiol City IPA, a collaboration brew featuring WLP077 Tropicale Yeast Blend, food and yeasty conversations.


Our guest of honor for the evening is Chris White, PH.D - President, Founder and CEO of White Labs Inc. A pioneer in our industry, he is looking forward to getting some face time with Canadian brewers and propagating some good conversations.


Get there earlier as there is limited capacity to this exclusive event! Ask the host for the White Labs Industry Happy Hour.


Panel Discussion: Utilizing Yeast Hybrids for Practical Solutions in Your Brewery


Nova Centre – Argyle Suite A2



Kevin Somerville

Technical Sales Manager 

Lallemand Brewing


Andrew Bartle

VP, Production 

Junction Craft Beverage Co.


Connor Macleod

Head Brewer

Burnside Brewing


Scott Bohanna-Martin

Head Brewer

Quayle's Brewery


In this session we will learn about yeast hybrids - what they are, and how to best use them to your brewery’s advantage. There will be an introductory explanation on what yeast hybrids are, and what alternative methods are currently offered in commercial brewing yeast strains. Then, we will hear from brewers who have used various hybrid strains to achieve their goals in fermentation, and how they have impacted the production process as well as beer quality. 

Come to the Brew Culture booth (#110/#111) to sample these innovative strains from the brewers featured on the panel.



Deep Dive: Innovation Through Yeast Selection with Chris White

JUNE 2nd, 1:30PM TO 2:30PM

Nova Centre – Room 106 & 107





Stefan Gagliardi, Technical Sales Manager for Brew Culture and Chris White, PH.D - President, Founder and CEO of White Labs Inc. will discuss, in a podcast style format, innovation through yeast selection. Join us to find out about White Lab’s new formats, strains, and tools to help brewers get more out of every pitch.

Fruit Experimental with Jonathan Asada from Miller & Smith Inc.

JUNE 2nd, 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Nova Centre – Argyle Suite A2



The goal of this session is to give brewers the foundational knowledge needed to intelligently source fruit, both for safety and for great beer. The session will explain the times of year the fruit industry plans, purchases, and ships products. Brewers will learn how the processing industry contracts, produces, harvests, and processes raw materials. They will also understand what attributes are important for considering a safe and wholesome product to introduce into their systems. 

Learn About

1. Fruit seasonality 

2. The process of fruit harvesting – field to processing facility 

3. Maceration, pureeing, and sterilization 

4. Parameters to know and care about


Arcade Party Presented by Brew Culture and White Labs


Live Performance by LIKE A MOTORCYCLE starts at 9PM

Propeller Brewing & Arcade 2015 Gottingen St, Halifax


Get ready for flashing lights, high thrills from computerized circuitry and pinball wizardry. Brew Culture and White Labs are stoked to invite brewers to Propeller Arcade for an industry party during the CBAC, Friday June 2nd at 7:30pm.

Arcade game allowances, core and collab beers brewed with White Labs yeast, carnival food, prizes, and a live performance by Halifax’s own LIKE A MOTORCYCLE are what attendees can expect to find at this gnarly party. So get your favourite 80s or 90s t-shirt ready, crisscross the Velcro® on your shoes, and pencil in this party on the calendar.


Open door event with a bonus prize draw for those that RSVP.


Featuring a LIVE Performance from Like A Motorcycle

Don’t miss Halifax’s own LIKE A MOTORCYCLE who will hit the stage at 9pm at our Arcade Party at Propeller Brewing & Arcade. Join us for a night of killer tunes, wicked games, awesome beer, and all around great times with great friends.


Party Starts: 7:30pm

Show Time: 9:00pm

Date: Friday June 2nd, 2023

Venue:Propeller Brewing & Arcade - 2015 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS



Brew Culture X White Labs Booth

JUNE 2nd & 3rd, 9AM to 5PM

Exhibition Floor


Be sure to swing by our booth for a chat, samples of our collab brews, product information, merchandise and to play our onsite PINBALL machine!


Stefan, our East Coast local, has prepared a City Guide for Halifax to make sure conference attendees get to EAT AND DRINK the best the city has to offer.





Throughout the conference and events we’ll be pouring collaborations with these breweries that feature White Labs yeast. So be sure to visit us for good times, and good beers!