Event: 34th Annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (Press Release)


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Craft Beer Hoppiness


The 34th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) will return to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. from April 10-13. CBC, presented annually by the Brewers Association, 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.

Craft Brewers Conference 2017


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, the 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 2017


  • 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.

ContactAbby Berman Cohen, on behalf of the Brewers Association, (646) 695-7044


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 CupSMGreat American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew ConNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine and its Brewers Publications 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 CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ 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.

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