Moments ago, the founder and CEO of Sierra Nevada Brewing company, Ken Grossman, announced during his keynote speech the next Beer Bloggers Conference will take place in Asheville, North Carolina from July 17-19, 2015. BBC15 Registration is open now.
Asheville is one of the greatest beer towns in the world, with over two dozen breweries in the town of less than 90,000 citizens. According to the NC Beer Guys blog, the state of North Carolina now has 111 breweries.
But it is more than just numbers that make Asheville and North Carolina high on a beer blogger’s list of places to visit. The town itself is a fun small town with lots to do and the brewers are leading the nation in the beer revolution.
We want to especially thank Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada for already stepping up to announce their participation in next year’s conference. We will be visiting Oskar Blues’ new brewery for an afternoon Taste the Taps event and Sierra Nevada’s new brewery for a dinner, tour, and tasting. Both Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada are long-time friends of the Beer Bloggers Conference and we appreciate their early support of BBC15. We will be adding additional sponsors starting immediately – please contact reno@ZephyrAdventures.com for information.
The conference will take place at the FourPoints Asheville, which is located right downtown with 10 breweries within a mile walk. Our group rate is $159, which is a good deal for Asheville in the summer. Our room block is fairly limited so if you want to stay in the host hotel, please book your room now using the FourPoints Asheville BBC15 Group Reservations page.
Space is also tight in the hotel’s conference room and so we are going to be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees. Because of this, we do expect to sell out in advance, so please register early! Please know we are working on the European Beer Bloggers Conference for 2015 and hope to announce it soon.