The Southern Brewers Conference launched in Nashville in 2016 and is returning for its second year, August 23-25, 2017.

This craft beer industry event brings together brewers, brewery staff, distributors, craft beer retailers and other industry insiders to learn, network and have a great time. The conference is open to all, but the event targets the craft beer industry in VA, WV, KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR and TX.

The conference opens with an industry trade show on Wednesday at 2 pm and will be open through Friday afternoon. A welcome reception at the conference site kicks off the fun on Wednesday evening, and several after parties around town are available to attendees on Thursday night.

Attendees at the inaugural Southern Brewers Conference in 2016.

The conference lead off speaker is Leah Ashburn, President and Family Owner of Asheville’s Highland Brewing Company. Breakout session on a wide variety of topics will be offered all day Thursday and Friday, with the event concluding on Friday afternoon with a Family Feud panel: Brewers vs. Distributors!

For full details, check out the conference web site: www.southernbrewersconference.com.