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Master Brewers Association's 2015 convention to be held in Jacksonville, FL.

The Master Brewers Association of the Americas will hold its 2015 annual meeting Oct. 7-10, 2015 atg the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, in Jacksonville, FL. More than 500 members of the association are expected to attend the convention.

Tressa Patrias, senior meeting manager for the MBAA, said the organization's decision to select Jacksonville was based on the strength of the local brewing community and the city itself.

"The Southeast region is witnessing a lot of activity in the local brewing community and Jacksonville is a perfect city to host a brewing meeting of this scale," said Ms. Patrias. "We are looking forward to providing educational and professional development opportunities for brewers and allied industries during our 2015 conference."

Local brewer Luch Scremin, owner and brewmaster at the Engine 15 Brewing Company, was instrumental in attracting the MBAA 2015 Convention to Jacksonville. "I just thought it would be a great way to showcase the city," said Mr. Scremin. "We have all of these home-grown craft breweries here now and since MBAA is more about the chemistry and science of brewing, all of us in the business can glean a lot of useful information that we can take back to our own processes. We brewers in the Southeastern region just simply don't have the depth of knowledge resource that much of the 'old guard' parts of the country enjoy and we crave that resource in order to further our abilities and perfect our craft. The MBAA coming to Jacksonville will reverberate throughout the region and truly make an impact on the industry here."

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