San Diego’s ‘Beer-Con Conference’ Takes Place in August

SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s only craft beer conference, in its 2nd year, will take place on August 24th & 25th 2012, promising exclusive access to the top names in the industry and their expert presentations and panel discussions on all things relevant to the American craft beer movement. Between informative discussions, giveaways, and an extensive beer garden officially dubbed “Tap Haven,” you’re expected to have an experience unlike any other.

Beer-Con has been expanded to 2 days this year. Friday August 24th will be dedicated to brewery tours, and Saturday August 25th will be the day of the Beer-Con conference and Tap Haven.

Beer-Con’s impressive line-up of participants includes industry experts including:

  • Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director at the Brewers Association and Publisher of
  • Bill Sysak, Beverage Coordinator at Stone Brewing World Bistro
  • Megan Flynn, Publisher of Beer West Magazine
  • Kevin Wright, Head Brewer for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
  • Brandon Sieminski, Brewmaster & Owner of Iron Brewing Co.
  • Laurie Delk, Blogger 100 Beers 30 Days & Contributor to Happy Hour Magazine
  • Dennis Keller, Sales Manager of North Coast Brewing Co, Judge for Beer Judge Certification
  • Speaker TBA, The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing
  • Speaker TBA, White Labs

Beer-Con is slated to sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your space today! You can reach us at,, or simply leave a comment on the Beer-Con website. Beer-Con makes a huge step in elevating the craft beer movement, and we’re excited to meet you at 57 Degrees in San Diego on August 24th & 25th.

Breweries taking part in the Tap Haven portion of Beer-Con:

  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
  • Iron Fist Brewing Co
  • Stone Brewing Co
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
  • Coronado Brewing Co
  • The Beer Co
  • Lightning Brewery
  • The Lost Abbey
  • Port Brewing
  • Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
  • El Cajon Brewing
  • Rough Draft Brewing Co
  • Societe Brewing

Breweries taking part in the Brewery Tours:

Iron Fist Brewing Co, Coronado Brewing Co, Lightning Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing, White Labs, Societe Brewing and El Cajon Brewing Co.

About Beer-Con:

Beer-Con was born out of the pure love for craft beer. This is a conference by and for beer lovers. For the first time ever, the greatest minds and palates in craft beer have a platform to come together and share their passion. Beer-Con 2012 is a two-day conference held in beautiful San Diego that will feature some of the top names in the industry speaking on a variety of topics. Friday will feature brewery tours while Saturday will have multiple speaking tracks which will run simultaneously throughout the day so that you can choose the experience that is right for you. In addition, the Tap Haven will feature deliciously crafted brews from some of San Diego’s top brewers and beyond. This event is open to the public, no professional association or credentials required, must be 21+ to attend.