America’s Largest Craft Brewing Industry Gathering Returns to Nashville in 2023

Registration for the Craft Brewers Conference opened Dec. 6, 2022

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The country’s largest annual conference for the craft beer industry, the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC®)Opens in new window, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA), is returning to the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 7-10, 2023.

Small and independent craft breweries are the stained glass windows of communities across the nation—they’re vibrant, unique, and original. Craft breweries are more than innovation hubs and neighborhood gathering holes, they are major economic drivers. Craft beer is a $26.8 billion industry in the U.S. with Tennessee being home to more than 140 breweries, representing $1.3 million in economic impact for the state. With more than 11,000 anticipated attendees, CBC 2023 is expected to generate substantial economic impact for the city via hotel stays, patronage at restaurants, bars, and tourist sites, and sales tax, to name a few. This marks the second time the Craft Brewers Conference will take place in the Music City, the first being in 2019.

The 2023 Craft Brewers Conference will provide brewing professionals access to 200 speakers and 70+ seminars that deliver concentrated, purpose-driven education opportunities to equip breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs with the knowledge and tools to thrive in an increasingly competitive market. For seasoned craft beer professionals and breweries in planning, CBC offers a deep dive into subjects including: Brewing Operations & Beer Styles, Business & Leadership, THRIVE, Government Affairs & Legal, Quality & Ingredients, Safety & Sustainability, Export Development, Taprooms & Brewpubs, Sales, Distribution & Marketing.

At BrewExpo America, the largest brewing conference and trade show in the U.S., nearly 600 exhibitors will share the latest and greatest product innovations and services for brewpubs, taprooms, breweries, and wholesalers.

The Craft Brewers Conference will conclude in Nashville, Tenn., on May 10 with the awards ceremony for the 2023 World Beer Cup® (WBC)Opens in new window, the biggest and most prestigious beer competition in the world—coined the “Olympics of beer.” The now-annual global competition celebrates the science and art of brewing and brings new ingredients and techniques to the largest stage of international brewing excellence.

Craft beer industry professionals are encouraged to register at CraftBrewersConference.comOpens in new windowSuper Early Bird registrationOpens in new window is open Dec. 6 – Jan. 10; Early Bird registration is open Jan. 11 – Mar. 1; and Regular registration is open Mar. 2 – Apr. 29.

Media interested in attending and covering the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup taking place at the Music City CenterOpens in new window must apply for media credentials beginning Dec. 6, 2022; apply hereOpens in new window. Please direct any questions related to the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America and World Beer Cup to

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