Registration for Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America Opens January 11, 2022

The 39th annual industry conference will be held May 2-5 in Minneapolis, concluding with prestigious World Beer Cup® ceremony


The Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC™), America’s largest gathering of the craft brewing industry presented by the Brewers Association (BA), and World Beer Cup heads to the Twin Cities this spring. The Craft Brewers Conference delivers concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. More than 11,000 brewing industry professionals will have the opportunity to meet with 500 exhibitors and hear from a wide range of speakers during seminars across eight different relevant educational tracks ranging from brewery operations to sustainability and government affairs.

BrewExpo America, the only industry trade show that serves brewpubs, taprooms, breweries, and wholesalers, brings together hundreds of exhibitors all in one location to provide an opportunity to develop business relationships, and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and best products and services that industry vendors have to offer.

CBC 2022 also serves as home to the World Beer Cup, often referred to as “the Olympics of Beer.” Created in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing, this global competition continues to create greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles while promoting international brewing excellence. The 2020 World Beer Cup was not held due to the pandemic and will return in 2022 as the most competitive to date with more than 11,000 entries anticipated. Competition winners will be announced in an awards ceremony in Minneapolis on May 5.


May 2-5, 2022
World Beer Cup Awards Ceremony: May 5, 2022


Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Early bird registration opens on January 11, 2022
Early bird registration closes on March 1, 2022


Media interested in attending and covering the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup must apply for press credentials beginning January 11, 2022. Apply here.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew ConNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 13672 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.