The questions and answers below have been compiled to give an understanding of institutional electronic subscription access.

Q: What's the difference between the book version and the online version of Fishbone References?
A: The printed version of Fishbone References is ideal for the brewer who likes a tactile reference to hold onto, while the online version is better suited for the brewer who is more accustomed to using online reference tools. The online version allows you to put the Fishbone References at the command of everyone in your brewing operation. And when new Fishbone diagrams are add, you will have them automatically.

Q: Can I buy a Fishbone References subscription if I am a private consultant?
A: Yes you can. Your price will be the same of those producing fewer than 15,000 barrels per year.

Q: How do I get a subscription to online access?
A: Subscriptions are available to companies, universities, government agencies, and self-employed independent consultants. You can subscribe via the subscription form.

Q: How do the employees or students at a company or institution gain access to the Fishbone References for Applied Brewing Scientists on a daily basis?
A: Access is via I.P. address recognition. Users do not need to login to get to the Fishbone References and online tools they need. Online access is quick, easy, and seamless.

Q: What if the company has more than one location?
A: ASBC asks each institution to identify the locations served by the I.P. ranges it provides access to when first subscribing. Each location must have its own valid Fishbone References for Applied Brewing Scientists subscription.

Q: May employees, faculty, and students gain access to the Fishbone References for Applied Brewing Scientists when they travel to other locations by remote personal login to their institution's internal network?
A: Yes, but only if they work, teach, or attend the institution in the location(s) served by the I.P. ranges where the electronic access is subscribed.

Q: Are institutional users permitted to make copies of ASBC materials for distribution outside the institution's own employees, faculty, students, and/or local library patrons where the Fishbone References are subscribed?
A: No

Q: Will licenses or signed agreements be required in the future?
A: ASBC reserves the right to require licenses or signed agreements in the future. But at this time, we only require that subscribers adhere to the terms of use as posted on this site.