Make the Most of Your CBC with a Preconference Workshop

On Monday, April 8, before the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America officially kicks off, attendees can dig into a subject with these add-on preconference events:

Cicerone® Workshop

Take your beer knowledge to the next level. Cicerone program content director and Master Cicerone® Pat Fahey will cover a selection of topics from the Certified Cicerone® curriculum. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hone their palates through a guided off-flavor tasting panel. $100 for members, $120 for non-members.

Micro Matic Dispense Course

Learn the necessities for correct beer dispensing. This informative seminar will take you from the basics of equipment used through system design and installation. Program includes a world-class training manual and support materials. $150 for members, $200 for non-members.

Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium

This two-day event addresses supplier-distributor interaction, logistics and warehouse, staff and business issues, IT, sales strategy, and sales team. Includes beer-paired lunch, continental breakfast, and one-day access to Wednesday BrewExpo America® trade show and General Session II/State of the Industry Address. $285 for members, $365 for non-members.

HopSource: Public Hop Variety Sensory Assessment

We want YOU (and your nose) to choose future U.S. aroma hop varieties! Make your way to the Brewers Association booth to smell promising experimental hops. Takes less than 10 minutes and utilizes an easy-to-use tablet-based app format. Free with conference badge.

TTB Bootcamp

The Brewers Association is partnering with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to cover TTB compliance requirements. Topics include brewer’s notices, record-keeping, operational reports, excise taxes–including an update on the recent changes to the federal excise tax on beer–formulas, and labeling. Free with Full Conference registration.

ASBC Lab-in-a-Fishbowl

This joint project between the Brewers Association and the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) is designed to deliver basic quality methodology to brewers. Session one covers yeast cell counting and viability measurement, and session two covers titratable acidity and pH. Free with Full Conference registration.

Safety Bootcamp

A hand-picked team of six brewing industry safety instructors will inform and entertain while they cover such vital topics as hazard assessment; working surfaces and elevated working; electrical, mechanical, and noise hazards; material handling, chemical safety; and confined spaces. Free to all—no conference registration required.

As you can see, there is a LOT going on at CBC this year. Register now and make plans to attend one or more preconference events!