The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America is next week, May 7-10, in Nashville, Tenn. Are you ready? No, you’re not. How do I know? Because you haven’t yet skimmed these handy CBC 2023 previews from Craft Brewing Business! We reached out to all of the exhibitors to tell us what they’ll be showing off this year. Here is what they had to say.
Gusmer | Booth 2513
This year at CBC, Gusmer has several new product offerings including Chr. Hansen’s SmartBevT Frozen Liquid Yeast (FLY), the CDR BeerLab, and Gusmer’s MicroElements Hard Seltzer HG Nutrients.
Chr. Hansen’s SmartBev yeast is designed to help the brewing industry optimize its yeast program. The product itself is delivered in a pouch format and contains high CFU, high activity, and purity. The frozen format keeps the yeast dormant in an active state, making it ready to use as soon as it is thawed. The FLY format may be new for the brewing industry, but Chr. Hansen has found success with this format for years. It provides the perfect combination of high-quality yeast, long shelf life, and convenience in use.
Gusmer’s MicroElements Hard Seltzer HG is a powder blend of complex fermentation nutrients formulated for high gravity seltzer fermentations. It is composed of organic and inorganic nitrogen, vitamins, trace minerals, sterols, amino acids, proteins and peptides.
Crosby Hops | 2nd floor lounge | Booth 2024
Relax, listen to tunes, and enjoy new collaboration beers daily at Crosby Hops‘ locations, featuring new CGX Cryogenic Lupulin Pellets. With up to twice the potency of T-90s, CGX pellets allow you to deliver big hop notes while gaining significant efficiencies that benefit your beer, your business, and the planet. Now available in new and exclusive varieties including Strata from Indie Hops Flavor Project, and Nelson Sauvin from Hop Revolution.
Enter to win prizes daily, including CGX pellets and a newly designed Crosby skateboard.
Crosby will be pouring 16 brand new CGX collaboration beers. It’s a solid lineup with original beers from innovators like pFriem, Scofflaw, Westbound & Down, Cloudburst, plus others you’ll be glad to know if you don’t already, like Nashville-based Barrique Brewing & Blending
John I. Haas | Booth 1211
Once again, HAAS will be bringing together our entire global team, including representatives from BarthHaas in Europe and HPA (Hops Products Australia). This year they have expanded their footprint to create the HAAS Hop Village, a collection of booths that include our network of distribution partners. Swing by to meet their representatives, rub some hops and taste their latest hops products featured in an array of styles brewed specially for the event by the HAAS Innovations Brewery.
Sweet As event | Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
Celebrate lupulin love in both hemispheres at Sweet As, presented by Monday Night Brewing, NZ Hops and Yakima Chief Hops. Hop growers from New Zealand as we as the Pacific Northwest will be joining in on the fun in Monday Night Preservation Co.’s Germantown taproom. With incredible hop regions on both sides of the world, this is a great place to be in the middle. CBC Badge is required for entry.
Near Beer | Tuesday May 9
The Farm to Table movement is alive and well in the beverage industry as breweries with hyper-local ethos are popping up around the country. This Near Beer event Tuesday night of the Craft Brewers Conference, is a celebration of some of those breweries who are inspired by place. Near Beer is open to the public, and CBC ticket holders will receive beer discounts. Near Beer takes place at the Harding House Brewing Co. in The Nations neighborhood of West Nashville on Tuesday, May 9 from 5 to 10 pm. Find more info here, like which breweries are pouring beer.