04/09 -11/ 2019Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America 2019 | Denver (Colorado)

The Craft Brewers Conference is the largest gathering of small and independent brewers in the world! #CraftBrewersCon provides educational seminars, workshops, opportunities to share information and build business relationships. The conference is also a great social event with 13,000+ of brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together.

BrewExpo America® allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and best products and services that industry vendors have to offer.   Here are 

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04/09/2019 || The New Ag Kids: Starting a Farm Brewery in the Farmhouse Brewing Era

Speakers: Amber Watts (Garden Path Fermentation), Christian DeBenedetti (Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery), Evan Watson (Plan Bee Farm Brewery), Davy Pasternak (Roughhouse Brewing)

Room: 501-504 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/09/2019 || 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Export Your Beer – To Europe or Elsewhere

Speaker: Rick Kempen (Bier&cO)

Room: 705-711 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/09/2019 || Develop Your Brewery Family - Make It Functional Instead of Dysfunctional

Speakers: Steve Breezley (Ska Brewing Company) & Suzanne Phare (Real Ideal Coaching)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/09/2019 || Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Blending Your Best Beer

Speakers: Jay Goodwin (The Rare Barrel), Jeremy Grinkey (Bruery Terreux), Averie Swanson (Jester King Brewery)  & Cory King (Side Project Brewing)

Room: Mile High Ballroom 2-3 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/09/2019 || Microbiological Quality Assurance and Control for Small Brewers

Speaker: Jan Biering (VLB Berlin)

Room: 201-207 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/09/2019 || Diversify Your Business Through Distillation

Speakers: Colin Blake ( Moonshine University), Dave Colt (Sun King Brewery and Sun King Distillery) & Drew Cochrane (New Glarus Brewing Company)

Room: Mile High Ballroom 4 || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/09/2019 || From Terroir to Technique: Understanding the Impact of Craft Malt in Beer

Speakers: Jen Blair (Craft Maltsters Guild), Hillary Barile (Rabbit Hill Farms and Malthouse), Ron Silberstein (Admiral Maltings), Seth Klann (Mecca Grade Estate Malt, Madras, OR), Greg Kessel (National Barley Growers Association) & Josh Cody (Colorado Malting Company)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1 || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/11/2019 || Who Is Your Brewery and What Do You Do? How to Define, Market and Align Your Brand

Speakers: Tristan Chan (Ratio Beerworks), Bryant Goulding (Rhinegeist Brewery), Andrew Emerton (New Belgium Brewing Company), Kailey Partin (Rising Tide Brewing Company) & Jonathan Shikes (Denver Westword)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 2-3 || 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Forecasting Market Demand for U.S. Craft Exports

Speaker: Bart Watson (Chief Economist, Brewers Association)

Room: 705-711 || 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Selling More Beer through Distributors

Speakers: Paul Pisano (National Beer Wholesalers Association), Steve Economos (Eagle Rock Distributing Company), Shawn Knoche (Frank Beer Distributors) &  Jason Mussetter (Mussetter Distributing)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1 || 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/11/2019 || From Dream to Reality - Create a Financial Plan for Your Brewery

Speakers: Chris Herron (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) & Maria Pearman (Radix Accounting) 

Room: 501-504 || 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Tap Yourself: Making Your Story Bigger than Beer

Speaker: Cody Keenan (Former Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Sours: Traditional Meets Modern

Speakers: Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery), Rudi Ghequire (Brewery Rodenbach) & John Holl (Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Alcohol-Free Beer Production: Simple Concepts for Producing Great Low-Alcohol and Alcohol-Free Beers

Speaker: Deniz Bilge (VLB Berlin)

Room: Mile High Ballroom 4 || 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Listen to Your Distributor: Building Successful Distribution Partnerships

Speakers: Collin McDonnell (HenHouse Brewing Company), Rob Burns (Night Shift Brewing), Robby Roda (Day One Distribution) & Conner Coghill (The Bruery)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 2-3 || 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

04/11/2019 || Crafting an Intersection: Cannabis, Beer and Cannabeers

Speaker: Jessica Lukas (Consumer Insights BDS Analytics)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/11/2019 || Brewery Social Media Panel

Speakers: Join Kristen Wood (Odell Brewing Co.), Todd DiMatteo (Good Word Brewing) and Michelle Taylor (Funkwerks) 

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 2-3 || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/11/2019 || Rock Star Brewers: Adding Value Beyond the Brewery

Speakers: Larry Chase (Professional Brewer, Beer Educator & Enthusiast) &  Chris LaPierre (Sr. Head Brewer, Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 4 || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/11/2019 || No Barley, No Beer: Understanding the U.S. Barley and Malt Supply Chain

Speakers: Blair Elias (National Barley Growers Association), Buzz Mattelin (National Barley Growers Association), Greg Kessel (North Dakota Barley Grower National Barley Growers Association), Dave Tweet (Montana Barley Grower /National Barley Growers Association) & Scott Brown (Idaho Barley Grower/National Barley Growers Association)

Room: Mile High Ballroom 1 || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/11/2019 || What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started My Brewery

Speakers: Tom Hennessy (Colorado Boy Brewery), Barry Chan (Lucky Envelope Brewing), Scott Strain (Kros Strain Brewing) & Nathaniel Miller (Big Choice Brewing)

Room: 501-504 || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/11/2019 || Craft Beer Opportunities in Russia

Speaker: Yuri Katunin (General Director and Representative / Craft Brew Riots and Craft Depot Russia)

Room: 705-711 || 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

04/09/2019 || Girl-Bosses, Business and Beer

Speakers: Kim Jordan (Co-Founder, Executive Chair New Belgium Brewing) & Sarah Frey(Founder, Frey Farms)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/09/2019 || It's About More than Free Beer: Thinking Philanthropically about Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

Speaker: Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham (Diversity Ambassador, Brewers Association)

Room: 601-607 || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/10/2019 || Researcher Presentation: Diversity Versus Stability - What Is a Barley Breeder To Do?

Speaker: Jamie Sherman (Assistant Professor

Montana State University, Department of Plant Sciences, Bozeman MT 59717)

Room: 501-504 || 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

04/10/2019 || How to Market and Sell to People Not Like You

Speaker: Kelly McDonald (Marketing and Advertising Specialist, McDonald Marketing)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/10/2019 || How to Market and Sell to People Not Like You

Speaker: Kelly McDonald (Marketing and Advertising Specialist, McDonald Marketing)

Room: Bellco Theatre || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/10/2019 || Permission to Dig-Deep! Designating Geographic Footprints Closer to Home

Speakers: John Bryant (No-Li Brewhouse) & Cole Bryant (No-Li Brewhouse)

Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 1 || 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

04/10/2019 || Leveraging Your Brewers Association Resources

Speakers: Graham Rausch (Membership Outreach Coordinator Brewers Association), Sarah Billiu (Membership Coordinator/ Brewers Association), Damon Scott (Technical Brewing Projects Coordinator / Brewers Association ) & Jay Wood (Craft Beer Program Marketing Coordinator / Brewers Association)

Room: 501-504 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/10/2019 || Employee Ownership at Work: Making Better Beer Faster Using a Continuous Improvement Program

Speakers: Aaron Moberger (Harpoon Brewery)  & John Ahern (Harpoon Brewery) 

Room: Mile High Ballroom 4 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

04/10/2019 || Developing Export Expertise

Speakers: Steve Parr (Export Development Program Manager/ Brewers Association) , Jesse Kercheval (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective), Arlo Grammatica (Ska Brewing Company), Ben Self (West Sixth Brewing Company) & Bill Butcher (Port City Brewing Company)

Room: 705-711 || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

4/10/2019 || 10 Trends in Global Beverage Alcohol: The Disruptors Shaping Consumer Choice

Speaker: Brandy Rand IWSR: Drinks Market Analysis)(

Room: Bellco Theatre || 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM