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2024 Canadian brewing awards & Conference

Addressing the Recent Incident At Merit

On May 24, 2024, Mr. Reid visited Merit Brewery in Hamilton, ON, where he engaged in behavior that was both inappropriate and unacceptable. Specifically, Mr. Reid took photographs that were intrusive to the safety and comfort of the brewery staff. As an organization dedicated to fostering a positive and inclusive environment within the beer community, we are deeply saddened by this incident.

what to expect

The national conference for brewing industry leaders returns to Hamilton this year. Join us for two days of seminars, workshops, fun-filled networking, and a celebration of brewing excellence! The Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference brings together 500+ brewers from craft breweries across Canada to share ideas, learn from industry experts, and discover the latest innovations in the industry. The best beers in Canada will be recognized at the Canadian Brewing Awards gala.

Endless opportunities to improve your craft

Explore various breakout seminars and hands-on workshops across 6 different tracks.

Share Your Passion, Brew Better Beer

Connect with fellow brewers to exchange tips, learn new techniques, and shape the future of brewing.

Discover new tools and grow your business

Talk with industry leaders and gain insights into distribution, marketing, and efficiency to fuel your business growth.

Learn from Brewing Industry Leaders

Keynote Speaker

Neil Reid

Dr. Neil Reid is a Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo, with a specialty in local economic development. Since 2014, Professor Reid has been researching the growth of the craft brewing industry in the United States and its potential role in helping to revitalize neighborhood economies. This year, he will dive in to his extensive research in craft beer tourism during our keynote presentation.

Andrew Walsh

Dan Beaudoin

Eric Abbott

Sarabeth Holden

Derek Davy

Sam Corbeil

Cody Sabourin

Eric Pezik

Lisa Pezik

Colin Byrne

Jan-Philippe Barbeau

Peter Goode

Ross Macaulay

Marlaina Buch

Tim Burnett

Kevin Somerville

Heather Perdue

Kylee Webster

Denny Vervaet

Euan Thomson

Matthew J Winans

Richard Preiss

Stefan Lillos

Jonathan Morse

Matt Letki

Michelle Boismier

Thibaut Huchet

Brad McInerney

Nate Ferguson

Antoniu Stefan

Take your brewing to the next level! This comprehensive seminar series empowers you to excel in every aspect of your craft.

Dive deep into distribution strategies, mastering both direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels to get your beers in the right hands. Refine your quality control skills through advanced tasting methods, sensory analysis, and lab techniques, ensuring your brews consistently impress. Extend shelf life and combat spoilage with proven methods, keeping your customers coming back for more. Demystify the world of yeast with in-depth exploration of strains, and unlock the secrets of optimizing your brewing process for maximum efficiency, greater yields, and significant cost savings. Top it all off with a deep dive into the hottest flavor trends, exploring innovative fruit infusions, unique ingredients, and exciting adjuncts to inspire your next masterpiece. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the knowledge you need to brew award-winning beers, streamline your operations, and propel your brewery to the forefront of the craft beer scene!

Accelerate the growth of your business

The exhibitor hall is your one-stop shop for everything brewing. Network with leading suppliers showcasing innovative ingredients like liquid yeasts and specialty malts to create unique and award-winning beers. Explore cutting-edge advancements in brewing equipment and fermentation tanks to optimize your production process. Plus, don’t miss exclusive discounts and special offers available only to conference attendees. Build relationships with industry experts, source reliable suppliers, and discover the latest tools to propel your brewery to the top!

Platinum sponsor

Located in Guelph, Ontario, FTP is a leader in shrink sleeved and digitally printed beverage cans.

Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Bronze sponsors

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Event Details


Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Ln, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the upcoming 2024 CBA Conference, set to be held at the historic Hamilton Convention Centre. 

The convention center is located in the heart of bustling downtown Hamilton. Hamilton is home to many of Ontario’s finest breweries such as Collective Arts, MERIT Brewing, and Grain & Grit. The city is widely renowned for its vibrant brewing culture and natural landscape. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with fellow beer enthusiasts and industry professionals while experiencing the best that Hamilton has to offer!



Full Access Tickets

This ticket grants you complete access to the exhibition floor, networking opportunities, information sessions, and exciting parties.

Exhibition Only

This ticket grants you complete access to all networking opportunities, information sessions, and exciting parties.

Gala Only

This ticket grants you complete access to all networking opportunities, information sessions, and exciting parties.


After clicking “Buy Tickets”, you will be directed to the Brewers Portal. If you don’t have an account already, you must be registered as a brewery to attend the conference.


Homewood Suites

40 Bay St S, Hamilton, ON

Homewood Suites is a 4-star hotel that features roomy suites with a living room, fully-equipped kitchens, work station, and free Wi-Fi.

Special pricing ends on April 22, 2024

Staybridge Suites

20 Caroline St S, Hamilton, ON

The Staybridge Suites offers spacious units complete with fully-equipped kitchens, work desk with free Wi-Fi.

Special pricing valid until April 17, 2024

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