Nation’s Capital to Host 34th Annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craft Beer Hoppiness

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brewers Association:



The 34th edition of the Craft
Brewers Conference
& BrewExpo
® (CBC) will return to the nation’s capital,
Washington, D.C. from April 10-13. CBC, presented annually by the Brewers
, is the craft brewing industry’s leading event,
and the only one that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries.

BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for craft brewers,
providing the opportunity to connect with customers, vendors and
leaders in the national and international brewing arena. The trade
show sets the stage for exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable
business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant
professionals encounter the latest and best products and services
that industry vendors have to offer.


A record 14,000 brewing industry professionals will have the
opportunity to meet with 800 exhibitors and hear from a wide range
of speakers during 70 seminars across 11 different tracks. Featured
speakers include Brewers Association Director Paul Gatza and Chief
Economist Bart Watson, who will deliver the annual State of the
Industry Address.


As small and independent craft brewers face unique opportunities and
challenges in the marketplace, CBC allows them to connect with their
colleagues and comrades to share ideas and learn about relevant
topics ranging from brewery operations to sustainability and
government affairs.
This year, CBC returns to Washington, one of the nation’s oldest
beer cities and center of government, to promote one of life’s
pursuits of happiness.


Craft Brewers Conference

Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13, 2017

Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit the CBC
conference schedule

Events of Note:
● First-Time Attendee Orientation
Monday, April 10: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
● Welcome Reception
Monday, April 10: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
● General Session I – Welcome/Keynote Address
Tuesday, April 11: 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
● General Session II – State of the Industry
Wednesday, April 12: 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

BrewExpo America

Tuesday, April 11: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April: 12: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, DC 20001


Media interested in attending and covering the 2017 Craft Brewers
Conference & BrewExpo America must apply
for press credentials



The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is made
possible by the generous support of their sponsors.


About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent 
American brewers, their beers and the community
of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more
than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than
99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events
including the World
Beer CupSM
American Beer Festival®
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
®. The
BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft
beer at and
about homebrewing via the BA’s American
Homebrewers Association
 and the free Brew
 mobile app. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive
Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the
Secretary of Labor.


On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Cohen, 646-695-7044