Saturday, July 16, 2011

San Diego’s Craft Beer Conference Announces More Speakers and Tap Haven Participating Breweries

San Diego’s first craft beer conference that caters to industry players and fans alike will take place at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego on August 27th, 2011 promising exclusive access to the top names in the industry, and their expert presentations including panel discussions on all things relevant to the American craft beer movement. Between informative discussions, giveaways, and an extensive beer garden officially dubbed “Tap Haven,” if you’re an aspiring craft beer guru, you won’t want to miss Beer-Con.

Beer-Con’s impressive line-up of speakers includes industry pros like Anat Baron, Director of Beer Wars, Patrick Rue, Founder of The Bruery, Greg Koch, CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing Co, and Bill Sysak, Beverage Supervisor at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Newly added speakers include Ryan Ross, Community Marketing Manager at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Ashley Rouston, Director of Awesomeness at Bison Brewing, Drew Beechum, Author of The Everything Homebrewing Book, Michael Hess Founder at Hess Brewing, Brandon Sieminski, Head Brewer at Iron Fist Brewing, Kevin Wright, Head Brewer at Hangar 24, Greg Tavangar, Founder at Home Brew & Gardens. Speakers will be covering a wide range of topics with presentations including Beer Tasting 101, Transitioning your Bar/Opening a Brewery, Beer and Social Media, and many more. Check out the official Beer-Con site for a full list of speakers and sponsors. Or visit
Attendees are sure to get thirsty, and are invited to sip brews at Beer-Con’s exclusive beer garden reception, Tap Haven. Some of southern California’s most established breweries will be on hand providing tasters including The Bruery, Stone Brewing Co, Green Flash Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, and Hanger 24 Craft Brewery. Up and coming breweries like Iron Fist Brewing, Hess Brewing, Manazanita Brewing, and Black Market Brewing will offer attendees a taste of San Diego’s ever-evolving craft beer culture.
About Beer-Con
Beer-Con was born out of the pure love for craft beer. This is a conference by and for beer lovers. The greatest minds and palates in craft beer have a platform to come together and share their passion. Beer-Con 2011 is a one-day conference held in beautiful San Diego that will feature some of the top names in the industry speaking on a variety of topics. Multiple speaking tracks will run simultaneously throughout the day so that you can choose the experience that is right for you. This event is open to the public, no professional association or credentials required.


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