The 38th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America (CBC), presented by the Brewers Association, will return to Denver, September 9-12, 2021. The conference and trade show for the craft brewing industry was originally scheduled to take place in San Diego, March 29-April 1, 2021, but has been rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic.
“Shifting to September in Denver provides us with an opportunity to convene in person, making it possible to do what brewers do best - build community through sharing our expertise and passion, and learn from each other,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO, Brewers Association.
Final confirmation of the in-person event remains dependent on health and safety protocols at the time of the conference. If an in-person event is not possible due to COVID-19 related concerns, the conference will move online. Registration for attendees and media is anticipated to open in April 2021.
“The past year has been tumultuous for the craft brewing community, as we’ve faced a number of challenges. But we are resilient,” said Pease. “We know that maintaining craft beer’s health and vitality for the future starts with CBC and the cultivation and education of our professionals. We hope to see everyone in Denver this fall.”
The 2019 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America attracted nearly 15,000 brewing industry professionals.
In addition to the rescheduling of CBC, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition and awards ceremony, historically held in Denver, will also shift, with the awards announced during CBC on September 10.