Schedule / Hours

 2019 Summit schedule overview!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Summit Registration Open | 12 PM-7 PM |Long Beach Convention Center
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Located at the First Floor Foyer of the Long Beach Convention Center
Summit Registration Open | 12 PM-7 PM |Long Beach Convention Center
Located at the First Floor Foyer of the Long Beach Convention Center
First Floor, Long Beach Convention Center
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cicerone® Certification Program Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course requires a separate CCBA Summit registration. Space is limited.
Cicerone® Certification Program Workshop
This course requires a separate CCBA Summit registration. Space is limited.
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103 A/B
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) is teaming up with the Cicerone® Certification Program for a new pre-conference educational workshop. This 3-hour immersive course will be held before the conference begins on Wednesday afternoon (September 11) from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees interested in starting their CCBA Summit experience a little earlier than normal will find a wide range of topics of interest covered in this new feature for the conference. Cicerone Program content director and Master Cicerone® Pat Fahey will cover a selection of topics from the Certified Cicerone® curriculum. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hone their palates through a guided off-flavor tasting panel. If you’re looking to take your beer knowledge to the next level, this is a can’t-miss opportunity! Purchase tickets at https://2019summitexpo.eventbrite.com

Executive Roundtable: Breweries, Business, Finance & the Future of the Beverage Industry
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT | Sponsored by Moss Adams LLP
Executive Roundtable: Breweries, Business, Finance & the Future of the Beverage Industry
SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT | Sponsored by Moss Adams LLP
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom B, 4th Floor
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a roundtable discussion with California’s leading brewery owners and industry advisors, focusing on key strategic, operational, and financial challenges affecting breweries today. Dive into a variety of key topics that impact your business including how to define what kind of company you are (brewery or beverage company?), determining a paradigm for success, addressing capital needs, and creating the right path forward in today’s market environment. This executive roundtable discussion is an important opportunity for CEOs, COOs, business managers and advisors to learn what strategies to explore at their breweries over the next year of change. Speakers: Chris Cramer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company; Tomme Arthur, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey; Doug Constantiner, Societe Brewing Company; Derek Groff, Moss Adams; Nicole Fry, Cascadia Capital Purchase tickets here: https://2019summitexpo.eventbrite.com

SOLD OUT-Welcome Reception at Beachwood Brewing BBQ | 6 PM-9 PM | Sponsored by Moss Adams
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!
SOLD OUT-Welcome Reception at Beachwood Brewing BBQ | 6 PM-9 PM | Sponsored by Moss Adams
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Registration for the Summit Welcome Reception at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing is closed. Tickets will not be sold on-site. You must have already RSVPed through Eventbrite. Entry to the Welcome Reception requires both pre-registration and a Summit attendee badge. Questions? Contact Info@cacraftbeersummit.com

REGISTRATION OPEN | Open 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM | Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Pick up your badge early!
REGISTRATION OPEN | Open 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM | Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Pick up your badge early!


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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Summit Wellness Activity: Beach Frisbee Toss
7:00 am - 8:00 am
No RSVP needed! Hosted by Pizza Port Brewing
Summit Wellness Activity: Beach Frisbee Toss
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Marina Green Park, Long Beach

Join Pizza Port Brewing Company in some frisbee fun Thursday morning on the beach to get your mind and body moving. Good cheer and coffee included! No RSVP needed!

REGISTRATION OPEN | Open from 8 AM-5 PM | Long Beach Convention Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am
REGISTRATION OPEN | Open from 8 AM-5 PM | Long Beach Convention Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Long Beach Convention Center, First floor foyer

Opening General Session | 9 AM-10:15 AM | Grand Ballroom | Sponsored by Bank of the West
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Beer Pioneers: A Discussion of Foundations, Evolution and Change in the Craft Beer Industry
Opening General Session | 9 AM-10:15 AM | Grand Ballroom | Sponsored by Bank of the West
Beer Pioneers: A Discussion of Foundations, Evolution and Change in the Craft Beer Industry
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Grand Ballroom, Long Beach Convention Center
Panelists: Tom McCormick, CCBA; Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing; Chris Cramer, Karl Strauss and John Martin, Drake's Brewing
Moderator: Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing

In commemoration of the California Craft Brewers Association’s 30th anniversary, the founders of both the organization and the craft beer revolution in the Golden State come together to tell their stories. Learning from the past, leaning on community and ever looking to evolve, these brewery owners and industry leaders share more than 30 years of insight with the next generation of craft brewers.

Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality
Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Long Beach Convention Center

Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality

Summit Expo Hall Open | 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM | Hall A
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Industry Tradeshow, Tap Talks, Beer & Food Demos, Interactive Displays & more!
Summit Expo Hall Open | 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM | Hall A
Industry Tradeshow, Tap Talks, Beer & Food Demos, Interactive Displays & more!
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center, Hall A

Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
11:35 am - 12:35 pm
Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality
Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
11:35 am - 12:35 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality

Afternoon Educational Sessions | 3 Tracks
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Educational Sessions | 3 Tracks
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

Tracks include: Leadership, Homebrewing, Sustainability

California Craft Brewers Cup Awards Ceremony | Presented by the CA regional guild leaders
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT: Beer, Snacks, and awards for the 2019 CCBC
California Craft Brewers Cup Awards Ceremony | Presented by the CA regional guild leaders
SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT: Beer, Snacks, and awards for the 2019 CCBC
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grand Ballroom, Long Beach Convention Center

Seven California Brewers Guilds have teamed up with the CCBA to award the best of the state's craft beer offerings from 5-7 pm on September 12th. Join us in the Grand Ballroom as we give out the awards for each category. Big Mike Moore will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and your ticket includes complimentary snacks and beer sampling. Four (4) tickets will be provided to each brewery that entered into the competition, and additional tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccbc-competition-awards-ceremony-tickets-70447098167?ref=eios


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Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Summit Wellness Activity: Boot Camp by Team Fit Monster
7:00 am - 8:00 am
No RSVP needed! Hosted by Fit Monster
Summit Wellness Activity: Boot Camp by Team Fit Monster
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Marina Green Park

Hosted by: Fit Monster, Carlos . Join us in the park for a full body workout! Bring water and a mat if you want to join in on abdominal training at the end of the program. This breakout will be fun and super active with aerobic and anaerobic exercises to maximize caloric expenditure before your full Summit day begins!

Registration Open | 8 AM-5 PM | Long Beach Convention Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration Open | 8 AM-5 PM | Long Beach Convention Center
8 AM- 5 PM
Long Beach Convention Center. First Floor Foyer

CCBA Brewery Members Meeting (Brewery members only)| 9 AM- 9:50 AM |
9:00 am - 9:50 am
CCBA Brewery Members Meeting (Brewery members only)| 9 AM- 9:50 AM |
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 101 B
CCBA Board of Directors

Brewery members of the California Craft Brewers Association are invited to join association staff and board of directors at a closed-door meeting at the Summit. Hear directly from CCBA leadership on key industry challenges and your association’s initiatives to address these challenges. The meeting will end with an open Q&A. Attendees must be a CCBA brewery member to attend.

Draught System Operations: | 9am-1pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Primer on the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Your Taproom Draught System
Draught System Operations: | 9am-1pm
A Primer on the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Your Taproom Draught System
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 101 A
Neil Witte, Brewers Association

Join Master Cicerone® and Brewers Association Draught Quality Ambassador Neil Witte for a thorough and engaging workshop on draught beer. Neil will cover the elements of carbonation, dispense gas and draught beer equipment to guide you through the process of designing and installing the correct system for your taproom. From there he will guide you through standard operations, including pouring high-carbonated beers and troubleshooting. Finally, he’ll cover everything necessary to maintain the system so it can deliver the highest quality beer every time.

Summit Expo Hall Open | 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM | Hall A
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Industry Tradeshow, Tap Talks, Beer & Food Demos, Interactive Displays & more!
Summit Expo Hall Open | 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM | Hall A
Industry Tradeshow, Tap Talks, Beer & Food Demos, Interactive Displays & more!
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center, Hall A

Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality
Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Long Beach Convention Center

Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality

Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
11:10 am - 12:10 pm
Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality
Educational Sessions | 5 Tracks
11:10 am - 12:10 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

Seminar Tracks include: Business,Tasting, Technical, Selling, and Hospitality

Afternoon Educational Sessions | 3 Tracks
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Educational Sessions | 3 Tracks
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center

CCBA 30th Anniversary Reception | 5:00 - 8 PM | Terrace Plaza- Long Beach Convention Center
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIP Badge Holders Only | Sponsored by Markstein Beverage
CCBA 30th Anniversary Reception | 5:00 - 8 PM | Terrace Plaza- Long Beach Convention Center
VIP Badge Holders Only | Sponsored by Markstein Beverage
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Terrace Plaza, Long Beach Convention Center

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
CCBA Wellness Activity: Morning Yoga Flow with Karen
7:00 am - 8:00 am
No RSVP needed! Hosted by RA Yoga
CCBA Wellness Activity: Morning Yoga Flow with Karen
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Rainbow Pavilion and Lagoon

Wake up and connect with your body and breath. This class will move through a series of dynamic yoga poses intended to create a balance of strength and relaxation. Explore warming shapes, energizing movement, standing balance, and deep stretches. All levels welcome with options to customize your practice.

Summit Beer Festival | VIP HOUR- 12-1 PM | Marina Green Park
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Summit Beer Festival | VIP HOUR- 12-1 PM | Marina Green Park
12 PM- 1 PM
Marina Green Park, Long Beach

VIP ticket includes one hour early access to the event (12-1pm), designated VIP entrance, a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited pours. Special releases available during VIP hour! MAIN ENTRANCE: located on Shoreline Village Dr. (Right off of E Shoreline Dr.)

Summit Beer Festival | GENERAL ADMISSION 1-5 PM | Marina Green Park
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Entrance located on Shoreline Village Dr. (Right off of E Shoreline Dr.)
Summit Beer Festival | GENERAL ADMISSION 1-5 PM | Marina Green Park
Main Entrance located on Shoreline Village Dr. (Right off of E Shoreline Dr.)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marina Green Park, Long Beach

General Admission ticket includes entry to the event, a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited pours! As the grand finale of the Summit, the California Craft Brewers Association presents California's signature beer festival! More than 170 CA Craft Breweries will be pouring!