Our sponsors are critical to the success of the conference. In fact, we could not hold the conference at such a low price without them. Please see below for our growing list of sponsors.
- For a list of sponsorship opportunities at the 2017 Beer Bloggers Conference, please contact Reno Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.758.8687 ext: 704
- Once you have determined in which category you would like to be a sponsor, you can sign up on our secure form here: North American BBC Sponsor Form
- If you would like to host a future Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, please complete our Host Application.
2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference Sponsors
VISIT Milwaukee is the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and continues to be recognized as a major contributor to a thriving tourism economy that supports job creation and the growth of our convention and tourism infrastructure. Its mission is to market greater Milwaukee as the destination of choice for conventions, events and leisure travel, thereby increasing the economic impact of tourism through increased revenues for local business, and increased tax revenues for city, county and state. Check them out on Facebook, on Twitter at @visitmilwaukee, and Instagram.
Best Place Milwaukee is our conference venue. The Pabst Brewing Company was the first of the great Milwaukee brewers. Quality, pride, tradition, and hops were the ingredients in the legacy left by German immigrant Jacob Best Sr., who established the brewery in 1844. Under the guidance of his son Phillip Best and Phillip’s son-in-law, Captain Frederick Past, a small local producer became America’s largest brewer from the late 1800s until 1946. With the closing of the brewery in 1996 came the opening of opportunity. After many years of blood, sweat, and beers, the “Best use” of these buildings has fermented into Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery taking its name from the founders, Jacob Best and Phillip Best and its spirit from the Captain, Frederick Pabst. Check them out on Facebook, on twitter at @BestPlacePabst, and Instagram!
Brenner Brewing is a craft brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010, founder, Mike Brenner, received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he developed a business plan for a brewery that would meld his passion for crafting delicious home-brewed beer with his lifelong devotion to Milwaukee’s arts and music scene. Mike studied to be a Master Brewer at the Siebel Institute of Technology, America’s oldest and most respected brewing school, as well as the Doemens Akademie in Munich. Check them out on twitter at @BrennerBrewing.
CraftBeer.com is a consumer-oriented website for lovers of craft beer published by the Brewers Association. The website is full of information about the craft beer scene, including advice on beer and food pairing, stories on beer road trips, and a blog by Great American Beer Festival founder Charlie Papazian. The Brewers Association is the national organization that represents the interests of small and independent craft brewers in the United States. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
DRAFT taps into the freshest flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker’s lifestyle. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Global Beer Network is the exclusive U.S. importer for six award-winning Belgian breweries, as well as one Czech brewery. We import nearly 60 Belgian beer labels, including the popular Gulden Draak, Wittekerke and Piraat. Connect and find out more about GBN and it’s line up for 2017 on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
Good City Brewing is built on the conviction that everyone should live life as if they have been granted a key to their city. To have a key is to seek the good as a friend and ally of your local place. We are committed to brewing beer that inspires others to live with a key and participate in Milwaukee’s resurgence. Check them out on Facebook, on Twitter at @goodcitybrewing, and Instagram!
Lakefront Brewery started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer. Check them out on Facebook, on Twitter at @lakefront, and Instagram.
MillerCoors has a strong leadership team and dedicated, hard-working people. They’re committed to building great beer and cider brands the right way and have a deep sense of responsibility to the environment, their communities and beer drinkers. They’re focused on creating big ideas and innovations that drive profitable growth and will help create a new era in the American beer industry. Add it all up and you’ll see they’re dedicated to creating America’s best beer company. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
As you peel back the layers of fun surrounding these creations, you’ll likely find your way to the stories behind the beer names. These are unusual insight into community and family, beer culture and midwest history. Whether or not you are from Wisconsin, there is something in these stories that you will relate to. Learn more about Milwaukee Brewing Company by catching them at the BBC17 expo and on Facebook and Twitter.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. For additional updates from NBWA, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
Pabst Milwaukee Brewery serves as a hub for innovation and new product ideas for the next generation of Pabst’s award-winning beers. The Brewery is housed in a historic 144-year old former church, located at 11th & Juneau in the center of the former Pabst Brewery complex. The facility will brew a number of avant-garde, innovative beers including traditional craft styles with a twist, as well as some historical classics from the Pabst archives. The facility houses a 4,000 barrel per year microbrewery on its first floor, with a bar/tasting area on the second floor. It also has an outdoor beer garden, a mezzanine area and a gastropub-style restaurant serving locally sourced and sustainably produced foods. Find them on social media here: Facebook, Twitter at @pabstbrewery, and Instagram!
Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening in 1996. They have grown from a small microbrewery with just two founders into one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, employing more than 1,100 amazing men and women. From the beginning, their goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing. Stone Brewing is proud to sponsor the Describing Flavor, Smell, and Color with Randy Mosher session at BBC17 on Friday afternoon. Be sure not to miss this popular session to try their unique beers! For more info on Stone Brewing, find them on Facebook, Twitter at @StoneBrewingCo, and Instagram.
Experience Grand Rapids is the destination marketing organization for Grand Rapids/Kent County, Michigan. Its mission is to strengthen the region’s economic vitality and quality of life by marketing Grand Rapids/Kent County as a preferred visitor destination. Grand Rapids is the home to over 40 craft breweries including Founders Brewing Company which is the 20th largest brewery in the United States. Check them out on Facebook, on Twitter at @ExperienceGR, and Instagram!
Growler Chill is the revolutionary household countertap that’s taking the craft beer industry by storm. Created to solve the perishability problem in both 64 and 32 oz. standard glass growlers, this innovative home appliance keeps a variety of craft beer cold, fresh for weeks and on-tap right at home. As a smart home appliance, Growler Chill will even alert you when your beer is low and you need a refill! Find them at the BBC17 Expo, on Facebook, Twitter at @GrowlerChill, and Instagram!
Experience what a great beer actually tastes like! Now, you can finally drink the breweries’ best craft beers just like how the brewers experience them … right off the tank. HOPii is the most sophisticated and intelligent craft beer brewing system. HOPii is the only system that uses the ingredients made fresh by the breweries and ferments them at your home using patented smart technologies. HOPii enables you to drink these craft beers as soon as the fermentation is done, right-off-the-tank, just like how the brewers drink them. At their freshest taste. EVER. Find HOPii at the BBC17 Expo, on Facebook, Twitter at @hopiibeer, and Instagram!
Rogue Ales & Spirits is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits, and this is the way we conduct our business. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. A Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit is crafted by John Maier, our brewmaster since 1989, to give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. Find Rogue at the BBC17 Expo or on Facebook, Twitter at @RogueAles, and Instagram!
It starts with great beer and a moment in time, spent among those whose company you love, with nowhere else to be. It’s beer brewed by a world-class brewmaster and his longtime friend. It’s Milwaukee made and Wisconsin proud. But most importantly, it’s permission to pause and enjoy a great beer with great company. You have your home, you have your work, but everyone needs a third space. Find your third space at Third Space Brewing and check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Beautiful designs, custom domains, powerful analytics, live chat support and mobile apps for posting on the go. WordPress.com lets you easily create your own website or blog and write about the things that interest you. Your story, your way. Check them out on Facebook, on Twitter at @wordpressdotcom, and Instagram!
As a family and employee-owned brewery, Deschutes believes every pint of beer worth brewing is worth sharing—with friends, family, and even the stranger you just met on the barstool next to you. And every Deschutes Brewery pint shared has a healthy dose of community, experimentation, and ingenuity. It’s crafted with plenty of balance and drinkability and invested with quality and consistency. Discover Deschutes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Kilfrost’s next generation ALV-Plus HTF is brewing up big energy savings for breweries! Kilfrost (family-owned for 85 years) supplies heat transfer fluids for secondary refrigeration. Kilfrost’s revolutionary low viscosity HTF fluid Kilfrost ALV Plus is sustainable, renewable, and very efficient vs. alternative HTF’s in the market. Kilfrost ALV Plus is NSF certified and is an excellent fit for brewery applications. Find out more about Kilfrost with this video and at the BBC17 Expo, on Twitter at @Kilfrost_Ltd, and on LinkedIn.
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