19 Reasons to Attend CBC

The Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® is the largest family gathering you’ll ever attend. It’s a fun-filled week of learning, networking, and camaraderie. If you need reasons to attend, check out the list below. Or watch this video. If you already know what makes CBC so great, get yourself registered already!

  1. Raise a glass with more than 13,000 of your craft brewing industry friends. While the craft brewing community has grown dramatically in recent years, it hasn’t lost that tight-nit feeling. The overall awesomeness of our industry is on full display at CBC. Take it in!
  2. Discover your new favorite Denver neighborhood; see why the Mile High City is among the top three places to live in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. Think you already know Denver? Test that assumption and get off the beaten path! The Mile High City has more than its share of hidden gems.
  3. Learn a thing or two at one of the 84 educational seminars on the schedule. Choose from 12 educational tracks and craft a personalized schedule that matches your interests. Catch Dr. J’s panel on diversity and inclusion. Check out the seminars in the Technical Brewing track if you’re feeling extra nerdy. 🤓 Get hip to some new marketing tactics.
  4. Go DEEP! Attend a preconference bootcamp and make the most of your time in Denver. Topics include safety, brewing science, draught quality, sensory, and more.
  5. Check off all of the items on your shopping list at BrewExpo America (800+ exhibitors this year!).
  6. Understand the business climate: hear the latest numbers in the State of the Industry presentation (aka the Paul & Bart Show).
  7. Reconnect with your key suppliers—they’re all under one roof!
  8. Network with your peers, talk shop and develop new and profitable business relationships.
  9. Get out of the brewery. Sometimes a change of scenery is the best thing for your business.
  10. Make a trip of it! Venture into the Rockies for a little spring skiing.
  11. Catch legendary rocker Bruce Dickinson’s keynote address. 🤘
  12. Sip and savor your way around Denver, a town that boasts 100+ breweries and numerous James Beard Award-winning restaurants.
  13. Take home the 2019 Symposium Beer, a one-of-a-kind beer to mark the occasion.
  14. Get inspired. Hear in-depth presentations from industry allies, brewing experts and craft beer all-stars.
  15. Protect your craft! Attend a seminar on the Government Affairs track.
  16. Find new ways to lead your business, your teammates, and your industry: attend a seminar in the Leadership Track.
  17. Shop the Brewers Association bookstore; get a book signed by one of your brewing heroes.
  18. Tell your story to the press. Look for over 200 credentialed journalists wearing MEDIA badges.
  19. Groove on! Enjoy a different officially-sponsored nightly event throughout CBC week.
  20. Admire the flow of Paul Gatza’s legendary mane—the most iconic mullet in the biz.

Registration is open and discounted lodging is available. See you in Denver!

P.S. Join the Brewers Association to get the very best rate on CBC registration.

P.P.S. Watch this video: