Craft Brewers Conference CBC 2012 This Week’s Schedule

imageI thought it the beer world seemed pretty quiet today…looks like brewers from around the world are on their way to San Diego for the Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference this week.  We’ll be following along with the news this week, but I thought everyone might want an update on this week’s CBC schedule of events from the Brewers Association:

Monday, April 30
  • World Beer Cup Judge Orientation (5:00 pm- 6:00 pm)
  • World Beer Cup Judge Reception (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 1
  • World Beer Cup Judging (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Registration and Badge Pick Up Open (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Pre Conference Event – Craft Beer Wholesalers Conference (1:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Pre Conference Event – Evening Hospitality for Early Arrivals (Tentative – 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)
Wednesday, May 2
  • Registration and Badge Pick Up Open (7:30 am – 6:30 pm) Hint – Pick up your badge and registration materials today and beat the rush!
  • World Beer Cup Judging (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Brewery tours all day (various departure times between 8:00 am – 9:00 am)
  • Pre Conference Event – Craft Beer Wholesalers Conference (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Pre Conference Seminar – Micro Matic Draft Dispense Institute Course (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Exhibitor Move-In (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Hospitality (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • Welcome Reception (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, buses depart Town & Country Resort @ 5:30 pm)
Thursday, May 3
  • Registration and Badge Pick Up Open (8:15 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Continental Breakfast (8:15 am – 9:45 am)
  • Official Conference Opening Keynote Address/General Session (9:15 am – 11:00 am)
  • BrewExpo Trade Show Open (11:00 am – 5:00 pm) One hour longer than in 2011, per your requests! Exhibit booths are located in the Grand Hall and the Big Tent. Visit the Big Tent for food, seating and more beer stations AND for your chance to win complimentary registration to the 2013 CBC!
  • Lunch available in the Big Tent (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
  • State Guild Meetings and Mentoring Roundtable Discussions (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
  • Export Development Seminars (2:00 pm – 5:40 pm)
  • Breakout Seminars (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 4:50 – 5:50 pm)
  • Afternoon Hospitalities (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
  • Late Night Hospitality at the Tiki Pavilion (10:00 pm – 1:00 am)
Friday, May 4
  • Registration and Badge Pick Up Open (7:45 am – 5:00 pm)
  • Continental Breakfast and Coffee (7:45 am – 8:45 am)
  • Morning Seminars (8:30 am – 9:30 am)
  • BrewExpo Trade Show (9:30 am – 4:00 pm) Additional 1.5 hours over 2011, per your requests! Visit exhibit booths in the Grand Hall and the Big Tent. Visit the Big Tent for food, seating and more beer stations AND for your chance to win complimentary registration to the 2013 CBC!
  • Lunch available in the Big Tent (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Brewers Association Voting Brewery Members’ Meeting (9:45 am – 11:00 am) (Voting Brewery Members Only)
  • EDP Awards Ceremony (1:45 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Breakout Seminars (2:40 pm – 3:40 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • Afternoon Hospitalities (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
  • Exhibitor Move Out (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
  • Late Night Hospitality (10:00 pm – 1:00 am)
Saturday, May 5
  • Registration and Badge Pick Up Open (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Continental Breakfast and Coffee (9:00 am – 10:50 am)
  • Morning Breakout Seminars (9:30 am – 10:30 am and 10:50 am – 11:50 am)
  • Light Lunch and Socializing in the Big Tent (11:50 am – 1:30 pm)
  • Afternoon Breakout Seminars (1:10 pm – 2:10 pm and 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)
  • World Beer Cup Pre-Dinner Reception (6:30 pm)
  • World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner (7:30 pm)
  • Late Night Hospitality and Farewell at the Tiki Pavilion (10:00 pm – 1:00 am)

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