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Updated June 10, 2021

Brewers Association COVID-19 Requirements for Participation

Attendance at and participation in Brewers Association’s 2021 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is subject to compliance with Brewers Association and the event facilities’ policies and procedures to implement current CDC, State of Colorado, City of Denver and Colorado Convention Center recommendations and requirements.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brewers Association is making necessary adjustments & prioritizing participant well-being as a priority. We must acknowledge that the situation remains fluid and subject to change as circumstances dictate. At present, together, with the Colorado Convention Center and based on current mandates from the State of Colorado/City of Denver, we plan for the following:

  1. Updated June 10, 2021 – Fully vaccinated? Masks are optional. Not vaccinated? Masks are required. Honor system.
  2. Physical distancing is required in spaces with more than 2,000 people. Currently, this applies to the exhibit hall and Bellco Theater.
    1. All seminar rooms (other than Bellco Theatre) seat less than 2,000 people, so social distancing is not required and 100% capacity is allowed. 
  3. Advance sign up for seminars is required to guarantee a seat in seminar rooms.
  4. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue.
  5. One way traffic flow in high traffic areas.
  6. The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is a 5-star certified venue with stringent protocols- the HVAC systems are fitted with MERV 8 Pleated Filters paired with Multi Sak filters equaling MERV 13 performance rate and MERV 13 Pleated Filters. This puts the CCC well above Residential/Commercial which is MERV 10 and just below Hospital & General Surgery rating, which is MERV 14.

What to Expect

Social Distancing

Frequent Sanitizing

Properly Worn Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated and required for those who are not vaccinated. Honor System.

Have you completed a self-assessment, and are you symptom-free? If you feel sick, please stay home. Use the CDC COVID-19 Self-Checker to get help assessing symptoms, making decisions and seeking appropriate medical care.

  • Check your flight and travel arrangements. Be mindful of current travel restrictions in place to and from your destination, as well as selected airline policies
  • We are taking additional measures to ensure your health and well-being. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time when arriving at the show, attending seminars and making appointments.
  • We’ll implement queue lines and one-way aisles as needed to ensure distancing is safely enforced.
  • Plexiglass barriers at registration counters will be in place for enhanced safety. Staff will regularly clean all equipment.

What to Expect

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Frequent Sanitizing

Properly Worn Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated and required for those who are not vaccinated. Honor System. 

  • Disposable masks will be provided, if one is needed.
  • Please follow all recommended Health & Well-Being Measures including:
    • Wash or sanitize your hands often
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow and not into your hand
    • Stay socially distanced
    • Stay home or in your hotel room if you are sick
  • The show floorplan allows for social distancing and one-way entrance/exits. Please observe and follow the flow.
  • We’ll remind you to keep a safe distance from others with floor graphics and stanchions.
  • Seating areas will be properly distanced and plexiglass barriers will be placed at food and beverage locations.
  • Exhibitors will have access to enhanced cleaning and disinfection services for their booths.
  • Trash, recycle and compost will be removed throughout the venue with greater frequency.
  • Nightly disinfecting will take place to sanitize all seating, restrooms and frequently touched public areas.
  • The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) is a 5-star certified venue with stringent protocols- the HVAC systems are fitted with MERV 8 Pleated Filters paired with Multi Sak filters equaling MERV 13 performance rate and MERV 13 Pleated Filters. This puts the CCC well above Residential/Commercial which is MERV 10 and just below Hospital & General Surgery which is MERV 14.
  • Feeling sick unexpectedly at the show? Medical personnel will be on site to assist anyone feeling unwell.
  • 30 minute breaks between seminars to allow for air circulation and cleaning of rooms.
  • In order to provide a better attendee experience, attendees will select the seminars in advance during registration.
  • Overflow rooms are provided for seminars that reach max capacity.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the venue.
  • Room monitors will be on site to help remind and manage well-being protocols.
  • Food will be made available in single serving pre-packaged formats as much as possible.
  • Increased dining space with frequent sanitizing of tables.
  • Dedicated staff to monitor flow and crowd control of dining areas, beer stations and hospitality lounges.
  • Malt and grain product samples, hop samples and other ingredients are considered food items. We highly recommend that such samples be distributed for sampling by exhibitors in single serve, compostable cups, and unconsumed portions discarded.
  • Increased area to allow for ample space between tables.