Craft Brewers Conference Show Preview

Feb. 1, 2019
The Craft Brewers Conference brings together brewing professionals from all over the world and will be held this year April 8-11 in Denver, Colo., at the Colorado Convention Center.
April 8–11, 2019 | Denver, Colo.

The Craft Brewers Conference® (CBC) and BrewExpo America® trade show serves all aspects of the brewing industry, including brewpubs and packaging breweries. The show brings together brewing professionals from all over the world — 13,000 attendees — and will be held this year April 8–11 in Denver, Colo., at the Colorado Convention Center.

Attendees will benefit from the chance to learn from more than 80 seminars and 800 exhibitors all focusing on brewing education, quality, and performance. Educational tracks include: business leadership, safety and sustainability, selling and marketing, start-ups, technical brewing, brewery operations, on-premise brewery management, production brewery management, quality, export development, and government affairs.

BrewExpo America® trade show hours

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 10 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 11 | 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Of particular interest to IWW readers are presentations related to water/wastewater in the brewing process, like “We All Brew in Someone Else’s Backyard: Developing a Productive Partnership with Your Water and Wastewater Providers,” presented by Brandon Smith, engineering manager at Sierra Nevada Brewing; and “Sustainability 101 and a Success Story: Cashing In on Resource Efficiency,” presented by Kaitlin Urso, an environmental consultant with the Colo. Dept. of Public Health and Environment, and Erin Cox, quality assurance manager and lead sustainability coordinator for Great Divide Brewing.

The opening keynote will be delivered by Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, brewmaster, and entrepreneur. He will share the parallels between his music and business careers, and the lessons you can take away from both success and failure.

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