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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.
Brewed For Food
Rotating samples of beer and bites will highlight the artistic relationship between what we drink and what we eat. Each pairing was developed in partnership between a chef and a brewer – with the flavors of these special release beers specifically highlighted to pair with the food you will taste. Don’t miss this new feature on the floor of the Summit expo hall!
Thursday, Sept. 6:
Hawks Public House & Ruhstaller
deVeres & The Monk’s Cellar
Urban Roots Smokehouse & Flatland Brewing
Binchoyaki & Sactown Union Brewery
Nixtaco & Mraz Brewing
Capitol Hop Shop & New Glory Brewing
Friday, September 7:
Grange & Temescal Brewing
Empress Tavern & Bike Dog Brewing
Ella & Moksa Brewing
Kru & Heretic Brewing
Localis & Urban Roots Brewing
Canon & Crooked Lane Brewing
Brewery Funding Central
Raising capital is a huge challenge for breweries. Leave it to the experts at the Funding Central to help guide you through the various options from startup to expansion.
Sponsored by Boston Capital
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 – some of which are responsible for putting California IPAs on the map. Meet the farmers that grow some of California’s best hops.
Sponsored by the California Hops Growers Association
Yeast is the sly taste maker in all brewing processes! 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 Hub
Stop by the Social Media Hub to meet with journalists and bloggers, post to Twitter, charge your phone or connect with your community.
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.