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Grain and Malt Display
Grain is the beginning of every great beer! See, touch and experience over 40 varieties of grain.
Sponsored by Colorado Malting Company
Hops create complex flavors that have put California IPA’s on the map worldwide. Meet the
Farmers that grow some of California’s best hops.
Sponsored by the California Hops Growers Association
Yeast is the difference maker in Craft Beer! Learn the different strains and how they bring to life the essence of your favorite beer.
Sponsored by Imperial Organic Yeast
Beer isn’t beer without great water! Learn how to conserve and preserve water in California so
the Craft Beer industry can thrive and contribute.
Sponsored by American Rivers and PG&E Food Service Technology Center Innovation Central
The industry is evolving and growing. Meet some of the Innovators in the industry and join the
discussion about what will be next!
Sponsored by Draft Magazine
Innovation Central Spotlight Schedule:
Friday, 11am-1pm Amoretti
Friday, 1pm-3pm Stout Beverage Group
Friday, 3pm-5pm Contract Labeling Service
Talk to the masters in financing, insurance, business strategy, real estate and development.
Whether you are starting a brewery or growing a business our experts can help.
Sponsored by Live Oak Bank
Business Central Spotlight Schedule:
Thursday 3pm-5pm Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP
Friday, 11am-1pm Beverage Business Builders
Friday, 1pm-3pm Crafting a Strategy
Friday, 3pm-5pm CLTVT
Stop at the marketplace for a tasty sample from our partners!
Activity & Networking Area
Network with fellow attendees over a game of ping pong or corn hole at the craft beer community activity area.
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Bank of America
Social Media Area
Take a moment to charge your phone, connect to wi-fi and download the 2016 Summit Mobile App provided by Beers in Sac. The free CA Craft Beer Summit 2016 app is your source for everything happening throughout the three days: schedules, tap list and much more.
Come learn how to homebrew by watching live demonstrations, talking with local club members about equipment and ingredients and experiencing the art of homebrewed beer. Demonstrations provided by Chico Homebrew Club, Placer Ultimate Brewing Society, and Gold Country Brewers Association
Tap Talk Stages
Tap Talks will feature industry masters throughout the day in town hall style audience participation events. Get up close and personal with industry legends like Natalie and Vinnie of Russian and Professor Charlie Bamforth of UC Davis, and Many More! Tap talk stage schedule here.
Chef & Brewer Demo Stage
Interactive demonstrations featuring California’s top brewers and chefs pairing California’s finest beers and fresh ingredients in new and innovative styles. Artisan made cheese, salumi and desserts matched with the craft beers that bring out the flavors and richness of California’s bounty.
Regional Tasting Stations
Tasting stations will feature an array of beers in a variety of styles to experience the difference and enjoy new taste sensations. Brewers from all over the state will be on hand to pour and meet attendees. In addition new release beer debuts will take place on the expo floor throughout the day.