The upcoming Beer Bloggers Conference in San Diego is August 22-24, 2014. Registration is filling up and we look forward to a full conference, great content programming, and, of course, all the excellent beers!
Pre-Conference excursions are a great way to get to know the beer scene outside the regular conference agenda. These smaller groups allow the opportunity to meet the brewmasters and their teams in smaller, more intimate settings. The 2014 BBC Pre-Conference, happening on Thursday, August 21, is taking a trip through the craft beer scene in Los Angeles. Haven’t signed up for the excursion, yet? There are a few spots available to hop on board. Details of the pre-conference excursion include:
BBC14 Pre-Conference Excursion – Thursday, August 21
- 1:45 p.m Optional Pickup at LAX.
- 3-5:00 p.m Tour and tasting at Golden Road Brewery
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner at Angel City Brewing
- 8:15-9:15 p.m. Tour and tasting at The Bruery
- 9:45-11:15 p.m. Evening Pub Crawl to Smog City Brewing and Monkish Brewing
- 1:15 a.m. Arrive at the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel in San Diego
This pre-conference excursion starts in Los Angeles and ends at the BBC14 conference hotel, the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, which offers the same conference discount the night before and after the conference begins/ends. There are still a few rooms available at the blogger discounted rate – hurray! But hurry up…they will sell out of these discounted room.
We are providing transportation for this excursion and have a pick-up at LAX at 1:45 pm on Thursday. Haven’t booked your flight, yet? Consider flying into LAX and out of SAN. Please make sure your flight arrives in time to board the pre-con bus at 1:45 pm. Already committed to flying into San Diego? No problem. You can take the Amtrak or Grayhound north.
If you will already be in Los Angeles, just meet us at the Golden Road Brewery at 3 p.m. We have partnered with super-cool transportation service, Uber, for BBC14 – conference goers get $20 off each of their first two Uber rides. Score! Uber operates via an app, available for iOs, Android and Blackberry users: sign up on the BBC14 Uber Link OR download the app and enter the promo code BBC14. They have Black Cars, SUVs, and their low cost option, uberX is 40% cheaper than a regular taxi service! Self-drivers can also just meet us at Golden Road Brewery at 3 p.m. Please be mindful we will be sampling beer all afternoon and evening – please plan accordingly for safe, sober driving.
We will email all excursion guests prior to the excursion with information about exactly where to meet us at LAX and any other details. Be on the lookout for blog posts in the next 2 weeks from the breweries we are visiting on the tour! They are excited to welcome BBC14 beer bloggers and we look forward to learning about the bustling beer scene in Los Angeles!
Jumping at the bit to sign up for the BBC14 pre-con excursion? We don’t blame you! The Pre-Conference Excursion is open only to registered attendees of the conference. The cost is $40 for Citizen Beer Bloggers and $80 for both Industry Bloggers and Non-Blogger Participants. Use this link to sign up for the excursion if you are ALREADY registered for the conference. If you haven’t signed up for the conference yet, please click here to register AND sign up for the pre-conference festivities.