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Brewers Association Announces Virtual Craft Brewers Conference, Releases Schedule

Brewers Association Announces Virtual Craft Brewers Conference, Releases Schedule

The Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference will go on in 2020 — at a social distance. The trade group that represents small and independent craft brewers today announced plans to hold the event virtually over the next five weeks, from April 13 through May 15, with many days featuring two live streamed seminars.

Brewers Association’s Bob Pease Discusses Canceling CBC, The Road Ahead for Small Brewers

Brewers Association’s Bob Pease Discusses Canceling CBC, The Road Ahead for Small Brewers

The Brewers Association (BA) made the difficult decision Thursday to cancel the 2020 edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America, as well as the World Beer Cup competition, due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Brewbound caught up with Bob Pease, the trade group’s president and CEO, to discuss the decision and the fallout. Pease also shared that the BA has engaged members of Congress on an aid package that would benefit craft brewers and small businesses

Craft Brewers Conference Canceled

Craft Brewers Conference Canceled

The largest gathering of craft brewing industry professionals has been canceled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. After days of speculation and major events across the country canceling and postponing, the Brewers Association today announced the decision to forgo holding the 2020 edition of the Craft Brewers… Read more »

CBC: Slowing Growth in 2018 was ‘Not a Blip’

CBC: Slowing Growth in 2018 was ‘Not a Blip’

Slower growth and increased competition are the “new normal,” Brewers Association (BA) leaders hammered home on the second day of the trade group’s annual Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). “This is not a blip,” BA chief economist Bart Watson said during Wednesday’s State of the Industry presentation. “This is the new normal.”

CBC: Brewers Association Solicits Support for Political Action Committee

CBC: Brewers Association Solicits Support for Political Action Committee

Leaders with the Brewers Association (BA) opened Tuesday’s opening session of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver by soliciting donations for its new political action committee (PAC). Their goal? To make permanent the excise tax cuts in the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which are slated to expire at the end of the year.

8 Must-See 2019 Craft Brewers Conference Seminars

8 Must-See 2019 Craft Brewers Conference Seminars

The Brewers Association’s (BA) biggest event of the year, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America, officially kicks off Tuesday in Denver. With more than 70 educational seminars and tons of networking opportunities (and parties), CBC can be daunting. To help attendees plan their schedules effectively, Brewbound has picked eight seminars that shouldn’t be skipped.

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Partnership with the Brewers Association to Extend Beyond GABF

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Partnership with the Brewers Association to Extend Beyond GABF

Buffalo Wild Wings’ presence at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival was merely an appetizer. The chicken wing restaurant, one of the largest chains in the U.S., will be regular menu item at numerous Brewers Association (BA) events over the next two years, including the 2019 GABF, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and Homebrew Con. Its presence at additional BA events is part of a three-year sponsorship agreement with the trade group, Buffalo Wild Wings beverage innovation manager Jason Murphy told Brewbound.

CBC: Industry Stakeholders Share Tactics for Building and Defending Taprooms

CBC: Industry Stakeholders Share Tactics for Building and Defending Taprooms

Taprooms and direct-to-consumer sales were hot topics during this year’s Craft Brewers Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Two seminars — “Building Your Brand Through the Tasting Room” and “Defense and Promotion of Tasting Rooms” — focused on the phenomenon that has agitated some retailers and wholesalers, but the topic bled into other conversations throughout the week.

Throwback Thursday: Relive the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference (Video)

Throwback Thursday: Relive the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference (Video)

Earlier this month, nearly 14,000 beer industry professionals traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by trade group the Brewers Association. The BA used the gathering to further draw a line between the companies it represents — small and independent U.S. breweries — and those brands owned by larger, international beer conglomerates.

Video: CBC Attendees Agree, Sessionable Lagers Are a Trend to Watch

Video: CBC Attendees Agree, Sessionable Lagers Are a Trend to Watch

Firestone Walker has 805. New Belgium has Dayblazer. Founders has Solid Gold. Boston Beer has Sam ’76 and Sierra Nevada has BFD (Beer For Drinking). The common thread linking each of those brands? They’re all less than 5 percent ABV and marketed to consumers as “drinkable,” “crushable,” “light,” or “easygoing.”