Topic Archives: Craft Brewer’s Conference

Posted in DC Brau Brewing Co

DC Brau and Union Craft Brewing Team Up for CBC

Even more beer for the CBC! DC Brau proudly teams up with Baltimore’s Union Craft Brewing to bring the 4th installment of their Craft Brewer’s Conference 2013 lineup – Yonder Cities. This Farmhouse IPA means more to the two breweries than just another beer.

“Soon after returning from CBC 2011, DC Brau were one of the first breweries we reached out to when we were in our start-up phase and they received us with open arms, offering us great advice and friendship. Like our neighboring cities, our breweries are kindred spirits and we are very proud to have brewed this amazing beer with them. As both breweries continue to grow within our own cities, we look forward to many more exciting partnerships with our beltway brothers.” – Jon Zerivitz of Union Craft Brewing.

Other beers in DC Brau’s CBC lineup include Beggars and Thieves Anti-Imperial Ry Lager collaboration with Devils Backbone and The Brewer’s Art; Taster’s Choice collaboration with SKA Brewing and The Pietastes; and Colliding Hemispheres collaboration with Briess Malts and Hop Union. A draft only preview of Yonder Cities will be available March 16th at DC Brau and then city-wide in Baltimore and DC during CBC 2013.

Posted in Flying Dog Brewing

Bloodline Blood Orange IPA Coming Soon from Flying Dog

Wondering what will be on tap for the Craft Brewer’s Conference? Add Flying Dog’s Bloodline Blood Orange IPA to the list. The beer is described as intensely hopped and has blood orange peels and juice added. This beer will be on-draft and only available in Washington DC during the conference. “We’re all very fond of hop-based citrus aromas, so experimenting with actual citrus was a natural extension of that.”

Style: IPA (with blood orange)
Availability: on tap only
Arrival: March 2013

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Posted in Evolution Brewing, Flying Dog Brewing

Flying Dog and Evolution Foster Natural Selection

Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewing and Evolution Brewing are combining their skills to create Natural Selection – a 3 part beer release series. The first beer will be Genus One, a stock ale, that will release in March. After that each brewery will brew a second batch with Flying Dog’s being dry hopped for Genus Two and Evolution’s barrel aged to create Genus Three.

We’ve had a lot of fun at Evolution designing beers to pair with different barrel types and this is an opportunity to expand on that experience. Creating a beer that can express barrel character in our release while complementing dry-hopping in the Flying Dog version was a great challenge and I’m looking forward to the results.” -Geoff DeBisschop of Evolution Brewing

Genus One will debut at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC. Genus Two and Genus Three will be ready in October. All three releases will only be available in the Mid-Atlantic market.

Posted in Beer News, New Belgium

New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan Tapped as CBC Keynote

New Belgium Brewing co-founder and CEO Kim Jordan is confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Brewers Association’s 2013 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). CBC will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 26-29.

Jordan was the keynote speaker at the CBC back in New Orleans in 2003. Jordan, and here 100% employee owned company, and grown to be the 3rd largest craft brewer in the United States. [Press Release]

Posted in New Belgium, Press Releases

Kim Jordan to Keynote 2013 Craft Brewers Conference (PR)

Boulder, CO – January 24, 2013– New Belgium Brewing co-founder and CEO Kim Jordan has been tapped as the keynote speaker for the Brewers Association’s 2013 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). The industry’s largest gathering–bringing together some 6,000 brewing professionals–CBC will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 26-29.

Jordan presented the keynote at CBC in New Orleans in 2003, where she famously called for craft brewers to aspire to reach 10 percent of all U.S. beers sales. A decade later, Jordan will reprise her role to present an overview of the industry, how far small and independent craft brewers have come, her vision for the future of the craft brewing community and how her forecast fared. In 2011, the latest full year for which the Brewers Association has published data, craft brewing sales share was at 9.1% by dollars and 5.7% by volume, increasing more than half a point per year since 2003.

“The beer industry has changed significantly over the course of the last several years. Relationships among small brewers, large brewers, distributors, retailers and beer drinkers continue to evolve,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Kim is a visionary and true leader in the beer community. Her insight, enthusiasm and vigor will be a welcomed inspiration as small and independent brewers gather together for a discussion on how to navigate the ever-evolving and thriving industry. We are pleased to have her back to the CBC stage.”

Jordan has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment and community to create one of the most successful and respected craft breweries in America. Under Jordan’s leadership, New Belgium has grown to the third largest craft brewery in the country.  She negotiated New Belgium’s transition to wind-powered electricity and has overseen the implementation of Colorado’s largest private solar array at the Fort Collins facility. Leveraging her expertise as a leader in sustainability, Jordan will also outline the key role craft brewers have in changing the relationship between the craft brewing community and the planet.

“The timing for a conversation about sustainability could not be better, as the Brewers Association plans to release sustainability manuals relating to energy, solid waste and water at the conference,” added Gatza. “Sustainability issues are at the forefront of New Belgium’s decision process. No leader in beer can deliver the message of sustainability as eloquently and credibly as Kim.”

In addition to her role managing day-to-day sales, branding, and strategic and organizational development at New Belgium, Jordan serves on the boards of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Renewable Energy Authority, the Brewers Association and several Fort Collins community organizations. In her 20 years as an entrepreneur, Jordan has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit and academics worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewards work culture that enhances the bottom line.
About the Craft Brewers Conference

Presented by the Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the largest industry event. Thousands of brewing industry professionals from the across the country will gather from March 26 through March 29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. for over 80 seminars focusing on topics including sustainability, sales, packaging and export development, along with daily receptions, brewery tours and hospitalities. CBC also includes BrewExpo America®, the nation’s largest trade show for the craft brewing industry, featuring more than 400 of the top vendors in the industry. For more information, visit


About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft 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 Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVORâ„ : An American Craft Beer & Food Experience 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 and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

Posted in Beer News, Brooklyn Brewing

Steve Hnidy Of Brooklyn Brewing Named CBC Keynote

Steve Hnidy, founder of Brooklyn Brewing, has been named Keynote Speaker for this years Craft Brewer’s Conference in San Diego, California.  The conference is May 2-5, 2011.  

Press Release:

Keynote speaker Steve Hindy will kick off the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in San Diego, Calif. Nearly 4,000 industry professionals will gather for four days of education and networking, May 2-5 at the Town and Country Resort. With his experience ranging from international journalism to craft beer pioneering, Hindy is expected to inspire attendees with a unique perspective.

Hindy spent the late 1970s and early 1980s in the Middle East as an Associated Press correspondent. His early work was not directly related to his interest in beer. In fact, he sometimes found himself in countries that prohibited alcohol according to strict Islamic law. Nevertheless, he discovered a love for flavorful beer and homebrewing, thanks to a few foreign diplomats who couldn’t live without their favorite beers.
In 1984, Hindy and his neighbor, Tom Potter, founded Brooklyn Brewery, seeking to rebuild the robust brewing culture that once existed in New York’s German immigrant communities. Over the last three decades, Steve built the brewery into a well-recognized brand, overcoming the challenges of distribution, a small brewing facility, skeptical retailers and, more recently, a major brewery expansion. He also authored Beer School with Potter, a memoir of their stories and lessons from 20 years of adventure with Brooklyn Brewery.

Beyond his role at Brooklyn Brewery, Hindy is active in his local community and the broader craft beer community. He serves on the Governor’s Economic Development Council and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Alliance, and founded the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn. Within his industry, he serves on the Brewers Association (BA) board of directors and has testified before Congress to emphasize the importance of self-distribution laws. Hindy was awarded the 2010 F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award to recognize his efforts in government affairs.

“Steve is an industry pioneer,” explains BA Director Paul Gatza, “and he has an interesting background as a foreign correspondent, author and entrepreneur. In a time of uncertainty in the brewing industry, he had the vision to establish a brewery in an area with a wonderful brewing heritage, which is now beloved by American beer drinkers.”

In his keynote address, Hindy is anticipated to discuss his passion for beer during dangerous times as a foreign correspondent and why he chose to start a brewery in Brooklyn, especially at a time when there was no real roadmap for brewing entrepreneurs. He’ll also relate lessons learned along the way, the decision to expand in Brooklyn, as well as the importance of strong relationships with local, state and federal legislators.

About Craft Brewers Conference
The Craft Brewers Conference is known for attracting renowned brewing industry professionals and supporters as keynote speakers. The CBC is the nation’s largest annual gathering of the professional brewing industry. This year’s event takes place May 2-5 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.  Conference workshop presenters cover more than 50 topics ranging from technical brewing to brewery management and marketing. A preliminary conference schedule is available on the conference website.

Craft Brewers Conference also includes BrewExpo America®, the nation’s largest trade show for the craft brewing industry, featuring more than 250 of the top vendors in the industry.
Learn more about the Craft Brewers Conference at

Press Credentials
Applications for press credentials to attend the Craft Brewers Conference are now being accepted.
Barbara Fusco, Sales & Marketing Director
[email protected] or 303.447.0816 x152

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft 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 Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience 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 and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.