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Today we are enjoying the last day of the Craft Brewers Conference here at the Convention Center in Denver but if this is your industry and you missed this year’s, read on about why you need to get ready to join in next year.

The last couple of days have been full of learning, networking, and idea sharing to improve the quality and performance of brewing. With the array of different exhibitors you can find the right ways to pack your beer, brand your beer and your brewery, check out the best-of-the-best equipment, learn about the importance of pricing and quality control of your hops, and much more. With over 1,000 exhibitors at this year’s conference, there is something for everyone. Check out this year’s line up here.

Beyond the impressive exhibitor list, here’s what else stands out about this 3 day conference.

You get a top-notch (and affordable) education from industry leading minds when it comes to beer and business. Attendees choose from 12 education tracks in the following topics: business, leadership, safety & sustainability, selling & marketing, start-ups, technical brewing, quality, on-premise brewery management, production brewery management, brewery operations, government affairs and export development.

The featured speakers are expert leaders and trust us, they had nothing but good to share with us. The list of speakers was fantastic because each one has their own knowledge to share. The list includes Sarah Frey (from Frey Farms), Ann Handley (from MarketingProfs), J. Niko Jackson-Beckham (from Brewers Association), Kim Jordan (from New Belgium Brewing), Cody Keenan (President Obama’s former director of speechwriting), Brandy Rand (from IWSR: Drinks Market Analysis) and many more. The conference’s keynote speaker was Bruce Dickinson who is a business man, pilot, and the lead singer of Iron Maiden.

Are you convinced to join the fun next year yet? Maybe this will help. Every year, a small and independent brewer in the host city collaborates on a special beer, only offered to conference attendees. This year, it is Brut Red IPA, brewed by the members of the Colorado Brewers Guild at the Sleeping Giant Brewing Company in Denver, CO.

We had so much fun attending this year’s conference in our home town, a place widely known for it’s craft beer culture.  

You can book your spot to the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio, now!