Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium

The Craft Beer Wholesaler Symposium topics include: supplier-distributor interaction, logistics and warehouse, staff and business issues, information technology, sales strategy and sales team. Attendance is limited to licensed beer wholesalers who distribute the brands of more than one company. Proof of distributors license is required for eligibility.

Sessions run Monday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

New in 2017, Craft Brewers Conference runs Monday-Thursday and Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium runs Monday–Tuesday. Monday will be the full day for the symposium and Tuesday is the ½ day. The craft beer-paired lunch designed by Adam Dulye, Brewers Association Executive Chef, will be on Monday. Once the ½ day concludes on Tuesday, wholesalers get access to BrewExpo America for the rest of the day, an added benefit for this year.

Highlights – agenda details coming soon

  • Keynote/General Session
  • Daily Educational Sessions
  • Craft Beer-Paired Lunch, designed by Brewers Association Executive Chef, Adam Dulye
  • Networking
  • Tuesday Afternoon Access to BrewExpo America

Registration Pricing

  Through March 17, 2017 After March 17, 2017 (If Available)

BA Member

$285 $335

Non Member

$365 $415

The Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium was founded by Greg Koch and Arlan Arnsten of Stone Brewing Co. in spring of 2004. The first meeting, held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, was a small but enthusiastic gathering of 40-plus attendees. Today the conference comprises over 400 attendees and is held annually in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference. While the Brewers Association hosts this event, it exists only through the efforts and participation of America’s craft beer wholesalers.