America’s Largest Craft Brewing Industry Gathering Returns to Nashville in 2023

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Registration for the Craft Brewers Conference opens Dec. 6, 2022

Boulder, Colo. — The country’s largest annual conference for the craft beer industry, the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC®), hosted by the Brewers Association (BA), is returning to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 7-10, 2023.

Small and independent craft breweries are the stained glass windows of communities across the nation—they’re vibrant, unique, and original. Craft breweries are more than innovation hubs and neighborhood gathering holes, they are major economic drivers. Craft beer is a $26.8 billion industry in the U.S. with Tennessee being home to more than 140 breweries, representing $1.3 million in economic impact for the state. With more than 11,000 anticipated attendees, CBC 2023 is expected to generate substantial economic impact for the city via hotel stays, patronage at restaurants, bars, and tourist sites, and sales tax, to name a few. This marks the second time the Craft Brewers Conference will take place in the Music City, the first being in 2019.

The 2023 Craft Brewers Conference will provide brewing professionals access to 200 speakers and 70+ seminars that deliver concentrated, purpose-driven education opportunities to equip breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs with the knowledge and tools to thrive in an increasingly competitive market. For seasoned craft beer professionals and breweries in planning, CBC offers a deep dive into subjects including: Brewing Operations & Beer Styles, Business & Leadership, THRIVE, Government Affairs & Legal, Quality & Ingredients, Safety & Sustainability, Export Development, Taprooms & Brewpubs, Sales, Distribution & Marketing.

At BrewExpo America, the largest brewing conference and trade show in the U.S., nearly 600 exhibitors will share the latest and greatest product innovations and services for brewpubs, taprooms, breweries, and wholesalers.

The Craft Brewers Conference will conclude in Nashville, Tenn., on May 10 with the awards ceremony for the 2023 World Beer Cup® (WBC), the biggest and most prestigious beer competition in the world—coined the “Olympics of beer.” The now-annual global competition celebrates the science and art of brewing and brings new ingredients and techniques to the largest stage of international brewing excellence.

Craft beer industry professionals are encouraged to register at Super Early Bird registration is open Dec. 6 – Jan. 10; Early Bird registration is open Jan. 11 – Mar. 1; and Regular registration is open Mar. 2 – Apr. 29.

Media interested in attending and covering the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup taking place at the Music City Center must apply for media credentials beginning Dec. 6, 2022; apply here. Please direct any questions related to the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup to

Contact: Meg Papanastassiou (on behalf of the Brewers Association), 970.963.4873 ext.1212

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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 Brewers Association organizes events, including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®National Homebrew Competition, and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® and Zymurgy® magazines, 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 American Homebrewers Association®. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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