Seminars

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Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.

A Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Update On the U.K. Craft Market

Society of Independent Brewers national chairman Buster Grant discusses ongoing initiatives and opportunities within the market for craft beer in the United Kingdom. This Export Development Program session will include an update on the “Assured Independent British Craft Brewer” initiative to make it easier for drinkers to identify beers from …More

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Brewers Association Safety Bootcamp

Learn to recognize and control safety hazards in your brewery, and take the first steps toward a complete health and safety program. A hands-on question and answer period will follow with members of the Brewers …More

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Brewery Engineering Panel Discussion

Panel discussion on best practices for managing engineering needs in breweries of different sizes.

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Brewing With Purpose

Charitable giving is a part of the tradition of craft beer and a driving force for its future. In this panel, we’ll share ways that we’ve engaged our fans, inspired each other, and mobilized to …More

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Building a Brewing History Archive at the Smithsonian

The Brewers Association has funded an initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to preserve the histories of craft beer and homebrewing in America. One year in, where has the historian traveled, what …More

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Building a Field Quality Program

In a hyper-competitive marketplace, protecting the quality of your beer is more important than ever. As craft brewers distribute their products farther from their brewery, concerns with post-brewery product quality increase. A panel of field …More

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Building a Returnable Bottle Market

Craft brewers have always led the way in considering the environmental impact of their decisions. This panel will provide brewers with the latest updates on where, why, and how refillable beer bottles are gaining a …More

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Building Better Beer Experiences to Engage Your Community

Tips, ideas, and resources for hosting stellar beer experiences. We’ll talk engagement, logistics, and collaboration. Beer events don’t have to be stale. Let us load you up with fresh ideas.

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Building Your Brand Through the Tasting Room

Tasting rooms have become much more than just a bar—they are community gathering places. Come learn how and why to use your space to make some money, build a name and grow your brand from …More

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Cannabis and Craft Beer: Risks and Opportunities

As more and more states move to legalize recreational and medical cannabis, new opportunities and challenges arise, including for craft brewers. In this seminar, we will outline the current legal landscape regarding recreational and medical …More

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Craft Beer in China

Carl Setzer will discuss the Great Leap Brewing experience as one of the first craft beer brewpubs in China. He will also provide an overview of the current landscape, implementation methods, craft beer development, and …More

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Craft Beer Market in British Columbia

In 2012, there were fewer than 50 breweries in operation in British Columbia and around 100 beers packaged by local brewers. Now there are triple the number of breweries and thousands of beers released every …More

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Crafting Regular Customers

Chris and Ryan will discuss customer service to encourage high-frequency visits in brewpubs and tasting rooms. Come learn how to make your brewpub or tasting room a second living room.

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Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You

Deliver a better business experience, for every kind of customer. This session will show how companies, brands and products struggling to differentiate themselves in a sea of sameness can foster long-term loyalty and brand preference …More

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Cultivating Craft Beer Culture: HR Expert Panel

What a combination HR and craft beer can be! Working in this industry offers unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to working with and taking care of our humans. Maintaining the fun we have …More

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Defense and Promotion of Tasting Rooms

Join CCBA Executive Director Tom McCormick, Freetail Brewing Co owner and past BA Board Member Scott Metzger, and BA Chief Economist Bart Watson as they discuss the state of tasting room rights in 2018. They …More

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Distribution Models for Start-up Breweries

Selling beer at wholesale requires planning, equipment, personnel, and great beer. Set yourself up for success by building a solid game plan and investing resources in the right areas. Is self-distribution an option? How do …More

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Dry-hopping Beer and Achieving Consistent Flavor

Learn how popular hop cultivars respond to late vs. dry-hopping; how hop quality and dry-hopping rate impact aroma intensity; and why unintended bitterness, refermentation, and diacetyl can occur.

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