Join brewers from all across Washington at the First Annual Washington Craft Beer Summit & Trade Show!
This three-day event will feature educational seminars on business & compliance, marketing, technical brewing and front of house hospitality geared specifically toward WA breweries.
In addition to the educational breakouts, the Summit will feature a trade show and two industry receptions.
WA Craft Beer Summit in Puyallup – November 7-9th, 2019
Program & Speakers- More to Come!
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State of the Washington Craft Brewing Industry
Speaker: Bart Watson, Chief Economist at Brewers Association
The craft brewing industry is changing. What are the market and demographic trends shaping those shifts and how can you find growth in a more cluttered marketplace?
Early Agenda Highlights – More Talks to Come!
Quality: A Complete Picture
Speaker: Neil Witte, Brewers Association Quality Ambassador
An examination of what quality means to today’s brewer, the brewery and the industry as a whole. Quality programs are explored through the lens of the vast array of resources available from the Brewers Association, while at the same time encouraging brewers to expand their understanding of what constitutes a quality program.
Grassroots Marketing: How to promote your brewery with little to no budget
Speakers: Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog & TBD Breweries Panel
Tips and tricks for getting your brewery noticed, without a big marketing budget. Kendall will walk brewers through interacting with and attracting the press, taking advantage of free resources, creating compelling promotional opportunities and when it might be time to use a PR firm.
My Brand Needs to Evolve – But How Far Should I Go?
Speakers: Oceania Eagan, Founder at Blindtiger Design & TBD Breweries Panel
Whether it’s due to expanding production, venturing into new packaging, or keeping ahead of this ever-evolving market, breweries find themselves needing to update their brand to reflect where they are and where they want to go. But just how drastic of a change is needed? Blindtiger Design founder, Oceania Eagan, hosts this panel discussion, joined by a range of breweries who have tackled these challenges with varying degrees of change – some needing a full rebrand, while others needing more of a packaging refresh or brand evolution. Discussion will include what led to each brewery to know they were ready for an update, how they navigated the process, revealing the new look, and what learnings they now have on the other side.
Expect the Unexpected: What you need to know when LNI comes knocking on your door
Speaker: Shamus Harmon, ERNwest Safety & Loss Control Trainer
ERNwest safety expert, Shamus Harmon, will cover DOSH penalty calculations, the five DOSH inspection types, steps of a DOSH inspection, necessary employer documents and the top five tips to be better prepared. Bonus: you could be earning money back from L&I each year by upping your safety game.
Tied House Laws & Rules- Liquor & Cannabis Board Compliance 101
Speakers: Commander Jennifer Dzubay, WSLCB MJ & MIW Enforcement & Lt Richard Manoli, Non-Retail Unit Enforcement & Education Division
This interactive presentation with the WSLCB’s non-retail unit aims to shed light on confusing areas of state alcohol regulations and highlight the differences between activities allowed at your brewery and how you interface with other retailers. Topics will include brewer’s nights and tap takeovers, personal services provided to retailers, branded promotional materials, point of sale rules, and more.
Hop On Board
Tools and tips to help create a successful onboarding process for Front of House employees. Our Front of House staff are the employees that customers directly engage with on a daily basis. Employees who are well-trained in company, beer, product and customer experience knowledge will help facilitate a great first impression and continued positive experience for your guests.
A full list of sponsorship opportunities and levels can be found here along with a sponsorship inquiry form
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WA Craft Beer Summit trade show exhibitors will have 10x10 booth spaces, located adjacent to the educational breakout rooms at the WA State Fairgrounds Events Center.
Trade Show Exhibitors:
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