Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
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Largest Industry Gathering for America’s Small and Independent Brewers
In Session from March 26-29 in Washington, D.C.
WHAT: From March 26-29, America’s small and independent craft brewers will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 30th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America. Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the largest industry event, serving both brewpubs and packaging breweries. CBC joins brewers from across the country for over 80 seminars focusing on topics including sustainability, sales, packaging and export development, along with daily receptions, brewery tours and hospitalities. BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for brewers, with hundreds of vendors showcasing the latest and best products and services.
WHO: Some 6,000 brewing industry professionals and approximately 400 exhibitors.
WHY: Thanks to the ingenuity and innovation of today’s small and independent brewers, the U.S. is the world’s top and most diverse beer destination. With 2,336 breweries operating in the U.S. by the end of 2012—an estimated 98 percent of which are craft—and another 1,254 breweries in planning, craft brewers are economic engines, bringing jobs, tourism and capital to communities around the country.
Additionally, American craft brewers are stylistically creative. Their pioneering use of flavors and variety of offerings has led to strong sales growth as beer drinkers enthusiastically discover new and venerable brands. The Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America allows for the community of craft brewers to gather together for conversation, collaboration and education to further explore the advancement of America’s craft brewers and craft beer culture.
WHEN: Craft Brewers Conference
Tuesday, March 26-Friday, May 29, 2013
Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit: CraftBrewersConference.com/conference/schedule
Wednesday, March 27: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, March 28: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
SPONSORS: The 2013 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is made possible by the generous support of more than 50 sponsors.
MEDIA: Media wishing to attend and cover the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America must apply for press credentials.