The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America is the No. 1 event of the craft beer year (April 10-13), and we want you to be ready to see all of the cool new stuff on the trade show floor. We asked exhibitors to tell us what they will be showing off, and we turned those submissions into these handy CBC previews. See you in D.C.
Diversity, authenticity and individuality are key ingredients for craft brewing as well as for craft distilling. Distilling as a brewery is a logical progression, a next step in the creative process. Whether you are a brewer, who wants to expand the success of your business or you want to start your distilling business from scratch, BeerBev is here to support you in realizing maximum value of your future vision.
The BeerBev strategy is simple: to provide customer-centric, tailored solutions, leveraging its industry expertise and to stay abreast of new technology and trends to help create innovative ideas together with the process owner.
“We are your trusted adviser, supporting you in all phases from generating new ideas, creating feasibility, followed by the complex planning process, the preliminary and detailed engineering and creating the big picture of your future vision toward comprehensive construction Project Management. Our engineering is built up on process and architectural design know-how, enabling the perfect individual fit.”
CODO Design (and new partner Neenah Packaging)
Famous for an all-time great CBB webinar on branding, CODO Design has worked with breweries across the country (and increasingly, the world) on their branding, packaging, web design and marketing. After years of working in this field, they gathered their experience and insights into a free online resource, culminating in the Craft Beer Branding Guide.
Originally launched in August 2016, the step-by-step guide to branding and positioning craft breweries was so well received that in December, Neenah Packaging reached out to partner with CODO on a special print run. The availability of this book coincides with the launch of Neenah Packaging’s expansion of its BELLA Label Papers line with new label papers. CODO has used Neenah Paper for years and were honored to partner with them on this project.
Neenah Packaging will be hosting a hospitality suite at the Craft Brewers Conference on Wednesday, April 12 celebrating and handing out free copies of the newly printed Craft Beer Branding Guide. Come meet the folks at CODO and Neenah, and grab your copy while they last.
Pak Programs leads the industry in customized insurance programs for breweries, as well as wineries, cideries, distilleries, retailers, importers and distributors. In fact, Brewery Pak is the largest insurance provider for breweries nationwide, underwriting coverage through A+ rated Great American Insurance Companies.
Brewery Pak provides coverage for beer production, barrel aging, restaurants and tap rooms, among others. They provide all lines of insurance including buildings, stock, contamination, leakage, tanks and barrels, transit, as well as general/liquor liability. Pak Programs’ dedicated team works to customize insurance packages to help clients better control their exposure to risk. This year, Pak Programs is particularly focused on two exposures of concern brewing within the industry — environmental and cyber risk.
An accidental or improper discharge of wastewater from a brewery could impact drinking water, wildlife and more. Unfortunately, standard general liability policies do not protect against environmental risk, but Pak Programs offers an environmental liability insurance policy that does. This policy helps cover compensation, penalties, bodily injury, property damage and cleanup fees.
Incidents of phishing, point-of-sale intrusions and data breach are dangers all too real to breweries, as they are to other businesses. To tackle this exposure, Pak Programs offers cyber risk coverage that includes network security liability, extortion protection, as well as business income and extra expense coverage.
Pak Programs’ comprehensive coverage selections also differentiate the specialty insurer from its competitors by offering unique options like selling price valuation at the barrel level. With personalized service and on-site loss-control assessments, Pak Programs can provide the coverage breweries need to protect their businesses and continue to brew mouthwatering beers.
Beer Law Center (and the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition)
John Szymankiewicz C and Mollie Schwam of Beer Law Center will be at this year’s CBC at everyone’s favorite beer law booth, that of the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition. John and Mollie will be taking questions and talking all things beer. In addition, Szymankiewicz will be promoting his new book that debuts in June: “Beer Law — What Brewers Need to Know.”
Stop by the booth for a sneak peek.
Is your brewery experiencing growing pains? First Key experts are here to help. For one, they will be participating in a panel titled “Brewery Growing Pains and Continuous Improvement” that will discuss the challenges that face growing breweries from an operations, supply chain and commercial perspective, as well as how to effectively plan for growth, while capturing improvement opportunities at every step in your journey. After the panel, stop by its booth at the show for a more in-depth chat.