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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.
Tasting station #1: Northern California/ Sacramento Area Brewers Guild
Tasting Station #2: Inland Empire Brewers Guild
Tasting Station #3: Los Angeles County Brewers Guild
Tasting Station #4: Central Coast Brewers Guild
Tasting Station #5: San Francisco Brewers Guild & Greater Bay Area
Tasting Station #6: Orange County Brewers Guild
Tasting Station #7: San Diego Brewers Guild
Brewery Funding Central
Raising capital is a huge challenge for breweries. Leave it to the expert at the Funding Central (presented by Boston Capital) to help guide you through the various options from startup to expansion.
Sponsored by Boston Capital
Learn the most current techniques for saving energy…and money.
Sponsored by Sunworks
Rotating cuisine samples will be paired with beer to complete the education of food and beer pairing. Stop at the marketplace for a tasty sample from our partners!
Sponsored by Slow Foods
Take a break! Stop by the Activity Center for a rousing game of ping pong. Feeling ambitious? Sign up for the ping pong tournament!
Sponsored by KegStar
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 GigaYeast
Beer isn’t beer without great water! Learn about the best water filtration and treatment options to improve the flavor of your beer.
Sponsored by Craft Brew Water
Social Media Area
Take a moment to charge your phone, connect to wi-fi and download the 2017 Summit Mobile App provided by The Country Malt Group. The free CA Craft Beer Summit 2017 app is your source for everything happening throughout the three days: schedules, tap list and much more.
Sponsored by DRAFT Magazine
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 Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Charlie Papazian of the Brewers Association, 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.