Calagione to Keynote CBC

The Brewers Association’s 23rd Annual Craft Brewers Conference will signal the opening of the conference with keynote speaker Sam Calagione, founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of Brewing Up a Business.

The coference will take place in Seattle, Wash. April 11-14.

Calagione, named the Small Business Association’s “Business Man of the Year,” will address conference attendees during the keynote address scheduled for Wednesday, April 12 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

“Sam Calagione embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of the craft beer community today which continues to produce the most flavorful and diverse beers in the world,” stated Paul Gatza, Brewers Association Director. “As the owner of both a brewpub and a small, independent brewery that has a reputation for making unconventional beers with high quality ingredients packed with unique and intense flavors he has successfully created international interest in the American Craft Beer community which benefits us all.”

The BA Craft Brewers Conference is the nation’s largest annual gathering of the professional brewing industry. To view a complete list of speakers and selected seminar topics visit The Brewers Association World Beer Cup, an international beer competition held every two years will be held in conjunction with this year’s conference in Seattle.