Crib Notes for Your 2015 CBC Adventure – Part 1

WHAT: Portland, Oregon will play host to the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC)

WHEN: April 14-17

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 235-7575,

SIMON SINEK TO KEYNOTE 2015 CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE — Leadership expert and anthropologist Simon Sinek will deliver the keynote address at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) in Portland, Oregon on April 15. Presented by the Brewers Association, CBC is the industry’s largest gathering, bringing together some 11,000 brewing professionals.  More Here:

CBC SYMPOSIUM BEERS: This year there will be 6 Symposium beers/collaboration beers from Oregon breweries. Each attendee gets one randomly pre-selected bottle in their registration goody bag. Bottle trading among attendees is encouraged.

ABOUT THE CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE & BREWEXPO AMERICA- Presented by the Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference is the largest industry event. Thousands of brewing industry professionals from the across the country will gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for nearly 80 seminars focusing on topics including sustainability, sales, packaging and export development, along with daily receptions, brewery tours and hospitalities. CBC also includes BrewExpo America®, the nation’s largest trade show for the craft brewing industry, featuring more than 500 of the top vendors in the industry. This year it offers 19½ Hours of BrewExpo America—a half-day longer! View the complete schedule here.

If you plan to attend the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Portland this April 14-17 and you’ve thought about advertising in or (or both) I’m available for meetings during the conference. Please email me, Banjo Bandolas, at or call 541-284-5500 to arrange a meeting.


CASCADE FLOORS – Is it time to finally fix that messed up brewery floor?
Check with the Experts First at Cascade Floors  –  CBC Booth 2470 – With over 40 years dedicated to the Beer, Wine, and Food Industries you’ll have a hard time finding another company with the depth of experience in industrial floor coverings Cascade Floors offers the brewing community. Whether it’s Epoxy, Polyester, or Urethanes, we have the experience you need to get the job done right the first time.

READY FOR A LITTLE MORE BRAND REACH? CHECK OUT THE NEW CASK SYSTEM! – If you’re canning beer now or plan to in the near future, you owe it to your crew and your budget to check out the newest innovation from the pioneers of small footprint canning systems, CASK. Our new System is being introduced in Portland at CBC. It offers multiple can heights within the same diameter, with lightning quick change over times. Intrigued? Join us for the unveiling at Cask Booth 1044.

FRANKE HAS GOOD NEWS FOR US BREWERS – Franke Beverage Systems, the leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel kegs, now offers mobile keg service for breweries. Mobile keg service will include: chimb straightening, valve service, high pressure internal caustic wash, neck pulling, hydraulic dedenting, citric rinse sanitation, pressurization and leak test. For more information visit Franke Beverage Systems at CBC Booth 655 or click

DELLA TOFFOLA – DELLA TOFFOLA USA offers over 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced FILTRATION, PACKAGING AND CIP/PASTEURISATION equipment for the brewing and beverage industries. DELLA TOFFOLA delivers high quality, innovative, equipment as well as outstanding customer service and support. We look forward to seeing you at the Craft Brewers Conference. Please visit us at Booth 1122.

DIXIE CANNER NOW OFFERS 32OZ. CROWLERS™ – For the Freshest Taste and Convenience, Can It On Demand! Dixie Canner Company is extremely excited to present to our craft beer customers the newest in packaging innovation: Ball Corp’s Crowler™. When compared side by side to traditional glass Growlers, it’s easy to see that the aluminum Crowler™ container offers a host of benefits that glass packaging simply can’t match. Visit our website or find us at CBC booth 1203 for a demonstration.

JC YOUNGER – Family owned and operated since 1956. JCY offers New, Remanufactured, and Rental Industrial Chillers for any type of application. Engineered for growth; most JCY systems are planned with future growth in mind, to save you time and money in the long run. Made in USA. We also try to be as green as possible, buying old chillers, used chillers, used pumps, used Evaporators, new surplus, and recovering refrigerant from your old system for ecological disposal. Learn more at:  or visit us at CBC booth 743.

MCDANTIM – McDantim’s Bypass Leak Detector, was designed especially for breweries – Have a gas leak? Like to know what it’s costing you? Saved Gas = Saved $$$! Stop by and check it out at CBC Booth 2172. Email or call to set up a meeting 888-735-5607
PALMER TECH CANNING SYSTEMS – Turnkey Canning Solutions. Palmer Canning Systems, a Palmer-Tech Services, Inc. company, provides turn-key solutions for counter pressure can filling of craft beer. Our canning lines range from 50-250 CPM with rotary filling and seaming in a monobloc design. Our automatic canning lines feature low oxygen pick-up, accurate fill levels, heavy duty mechanical seaming, and numerous line integration features for de-pal, drying, and rinsing. Come visit us at CBC Booth 1445.

SIMATEC – INNOVATION IN BREWING TECHNOLOGY! – SIMATEC manufactures a new brewhouse system that allows obtaining a very low hot oxidation level in wort with a high filtering (lauter) efficiency to save money on raw materials. Simatec modular skid (SIMATEC PATENT) will increase the capacity of the production only when needed, making investment only when necessary. Visit us at booth 835 for more information.