San Diego Brewers Guild will host Craft Beer Con on Tuesday, August 2, at San Diego State University. The annual half-day conference that discusses the local craft beer industry will be held from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at SDSU’s Global Campus on Campanile Drive. Tickets are $35 for Guild members and $40 for the general public.
The theme of this year’s Beer Con is “Forward Momentum”, which focuses on what’s next for the local craft beer scene to maintain San Diego County’s status as The Capital of Craft. There will be nine topics discussed overall that fall into one of three categories at the conference: Business & Leadership, Technical Brewing, and Craft Beer Culture. A tradeshow runs throughout the entire event as well.
“While this event can be technical on many levels for the most seasoned beer professionals, we also welcome those who are even just casually interested in our great industry,” said Brewers Guild Executive Director Paige McWey Acers. “Simply, if you love beer and want to learn more, we’d love to see you there.”
Click here to register for Craft Beer Con, which is being co-produced by the BrewTech Program of Mira Costa College Technology Career Institute.
More than 30 speakers are scheduled to attend, including:
- Charlie Arnold from Stone Brewing,
- Brandon Richards from AleSmith Brewing Company,
- Virginia Morrison from Second Chance Beer Co,
- Jill Olesh from Pizza Port Brewing Company, and
- Ashley Vevoda from Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Marc Meyer from the National Conflict Resolution Center will also have a presentation on The Art of Inclusive Communication. Here’s the full schedule of panels and speakers.