Donate Your Beer to the Conference

Thank you for your interest in donating beer to the CBC! The registration form has closed for this year. Sorry we missed you, but please consider donating next year when CBC is in San Diego.


All Breweries sending in donated beer must do the following 2 things:

  1. Complete and a No-Charge /$0 Invoice with all necessary info – please do not tape these to your shipment boxes, as the BA needs to save all invoices
  2. Label your product with the specific location or event for which it should be served (if applicable)


  • Donations accepted from BA Professional Brewery members that meet the definition of Craft.
      • New this year: breweries are also invited to send their alternative offerings such as Ciders, Kombuchas, Seltzers, Water, etc. in addition to beer.
      • Wine & distilled products are not eligible
  • All beer sent to the conference is considered a donation and left over beer cannot be returned to the brewer post conference.
  • If your beer is NOT distributed in TX, please consider sending your donations in bottle/can format(s) to help the BA minimize return shipping costs associated with kegs.
  • Your beers DO NOT need to be currently distributed in Texas. No further action beyond completing our donation form is required by donating breweries.
  • Breweries sending beer to the conference will be responsible for its delivery to our “host” distributor Ben E Keith Beverages’ warehouse in AUSTIN (Read: not San Antonio) Texas between April 6-10. * Please DO NOT contact Ben E Keith Beverages directly. *
  • ALL donations are due at Ben E Keith between April 6-10. No deliveries will be accepted directly at the conference (Dock Hours: M-F 7am – 3pm)
  • You may ship beer to Ben E Keith via self drop off, other distributor drop off, UPS, FedEx, any over-the-road carrier.

Delivery Address & Receiving Hours

Monday April 6 – Friday, April 10 | 7:00am – 3:00pm

Ben E Keith Beverage

4101 McKinney Falls Pkwy

Austin, TX 78744

  • The beer donation has closed as of Friday, February 28th.

Questions?  Please email Mike Aronson or


Share your brewery’s beer with your fellow brewers, exhibitors, and attendees at the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver! The beer donation form will be open until Feb. 15, 2019 at 5:00pm MT.Elite Brands has generously agreed to act as our host distributor. All participating breweries will be responsible for the delivery of their beer to Elite Brands satellite warehouse in Louisville, Colorado, between March 27 and April 3.

Here are some general notes for sending beer for the conference:

  • BA Professional Brewery members that meet the craft brewer definition are eligible to donate beer.
  • Breweries are responsible for delivering their beer to the Elite Brands/Brewers Association warehouse in Louisville, Colorado.
  • If your beer is NOT distributed in Colorado, please consider sending your donations in bottle/can format(s) to avoid return shipping costs associated with kegs.  A Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) is required.
  • The Brewers Association cannot accept beer for any events outside of CBC.
  • Please limit donations to a maximum of five brands of beer.
  • All beers are donated for the event.
  • If your brewery is interested in showcasing your beers at the conference, please fill out the donation form prior to Feb. 15, 2019 at 5:00pm MT.
  • Questions?  Please email or Please do not contact Elite Brands.
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing your amazing beers with your industry fam!

Additional details (including shipping dates, address, etc.) will be sent to participating breweries after you have completed the donation form.

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