2024 Conferences

Conferences and Events for Professional Brewers You Won't Want to Miss in 2024

April 2, 2024

The Craft Brewer’s Conference (CBC) in Las Vegas is just around the corner and we are beyond excited to see everyone attending the biggest brewing conference in the United States!  For us at Beer30 and The 5th Ingredient, we love being able to connect with brewers and see what you’ve been up to. 

We hope you’ll be able to stop by our booth #2581 and say hello! We’re going to be bringing back the selfie contest this year AND we’ll be running a scavenger hunt with some of our friends in the industry with some EPIC prizes! Be sure to follow us on social media for the full details. 

With CBC coming up, it got us thinking about other awesome events that every brewery should know about. 

We put together a short list of upcoming conferences you won’t want to miss for 2024. 

Craft Brewer's Conference 2024
Las Vegas, NV | April 21 - 24

Of course, number 1 on our list is the Craft Brewer's Conference in Vegas! It is undeniably one of the most anticipated events in the brewing industry. This year’s event is promising another great experience for brewers and industry professionals.

CBC this year will offer loads of educational seminars to help you keep up to date with what’s going on with everything from mastering the art of barrel aging to exploring innovative sustainability practices, these seminars offer a deep dive into the latest trends and techniques shaping the craft beer industry. 

You can expect dynamic sessions led by industry experts, covering topics like yeast management, flavor profiling, and market analysis. No matter what your brewing experience is, these seminars will provide invaluable insights and practical knowledge to help navigate the changing landscape of craft brewing. 

While you’re at CBC, check out The World Beer Cup! Known as “the Olympics of beer,” the World Beer Cup is the most prestigious beer competition in the world, held annually in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America.

The Craft Brewer’s Conference will also be a great place to connect with other brewers, vendors, and suppliers in the industry who can help your brewery expand its reach or streamline operations.

Be sure to stop by the Craft Beer Professionals Welcome to Vegas party sponsored by Beer30 and The 5th Ingredient. This event is a great way to kick off your week in Vegas and to get to know some awesome members of the community. 

But CBC is just the start! Check out some of the other noteworthy conferences and events that every brewer should know about below.

Great American Beer Festival (GABF)
Denver, CO | October 10 - 12 

The Great American Beer Festival stands as one of the premier events in the craft beer world, drawing brewers from across the nation to Denver, Colorado, each year. Brewers flock to GABF not only for the chance to showcase their brews to a vast audience but also for the unparalleled networking opportunities and industry recognition it offers. 

With over 4,000 beers available for tasting, attendees can explore a staggering variety of styles, flavors, and brewing techniques, fostering inspiration and innovation. Plus, GABF hosts educational seminars, workshops, and panel discussions led by industry experts, providing invaluable insights and resources to brewers of all levels. 

World Brewing Congress
Minneapolis, MN | August 17-20

The World Brewing Congress is hosted by the American Society of Brewing Chemists, Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Brewery Convention of Japan, European Brewery Convention, and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling to provide a compass for the brewing community to chart its course through the challenges that brewers and brewing professionals encounter on a global scale.

This 4-day event provides workshops, engaging scientific and technical sessions, interactive panel discussions, and memorable networking with fellow peers and experts from over 25​ countries around the world.

European Beer Star
Nuremberg Germany | November 27

With over 70 beer style categories representing the rich diversity of European brewing traditions, the European Beer Star competition provides a platform for brewers to demonstrate their mastery of classic styles and innovation within established parameters. For brewers passionate about preserving and celebrating Europe's brewing heritage while pushing the boundaries of quality and creativity, the European Beer Star competition offers a prestigious and highly coveted accolade.

State Guild Events

In addition to these large-scale conferences and competitions, there are also numerous state brewer’s guild events that take place throughout the year! These smaller events are the perfect opportunity for you to get in tune with what’s going on locally and connect with other brewers and suppliers in the same geographic region. 

Look up your local state guild and get involved with your community to make impactful changes to the brew scene in your area. 

Conclusion

As you can see, 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for brewers around the world. With a lineup of conferences and events that promise to educate, inspire, and connect, there's no shortage of opportunities to take your brewing game to the next level. From the legendary Craft Brewer's Conference in Las Vegas to the smaller state guild events, each gathering offers a unique chance to learn, network, and celebrate the craft we all love.

We hope you’ll be able to attend these events and we hope to see you at CBC! Don't forget to swing by booth #2581 to see the Beer30 team and learn how Beer30 software can revolutionize your brewery operations.

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