Monday, May 4, 2009

Conferences - 1 down, 2 to go, and many more to come

Some of you may have followed the Craft Brewers Conference this year on Twitter. While the beery tweets filled up my “Twitter” folder (thanks OutTwit!), I found myself increasingly jealous of the attendees. I found this today while browsing through another beer blog at lunch. This is a shortened version of the intro to the keynote speech by Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch.

I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo.

It’s a little over-the-top, but it was fun to try to identify as many breweries/brewers as I could while watching the video. ;-) Same game we played while sitting at the Saucer this weekend – identifying the beer bottles on the wall from the back of the pub. Good times.

The homebrewer's version of the conference is coming up next month - The National Homebrewers Conference in Oakland, CA. Looks like most of it is sold out, but some tickets are still available. The schedule is finally available, and it looks like there will be a lot of informative sessions. Interestingly enough, it's taking place at the same time of the American Craft Beer Festival. Of course, most people will be interested in one more than the other - but it sure would be fun to go to both.


  1. Thanks for the mention! The intro to the Keynote is actually this version: The one you posted is a shorter version.

    BTW, my first name is Greg.


    Greg "Over-The-Top" Koch, CEO
    Stone Brewing Co.

  2. d'oh! Thanks for the link - and where I got "Jeff" I have no idea.

    Had some Ruination last night that I brought back from PA - clearly, I'm not worthy. ;)


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