Network with Experts and Elevate Your Craft

2024 Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference

what to expect

The national conference of brewers returns to Hamilton in 2024. Get ready for two days of educational seminars, workshops, and fun-filled networking. 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 brewing industry.

Endless opportunities to improve your craft

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

Share Your Passion, Make Better Cider

Connect with fellow cider makers to exchange tips, learn new techniques, and shape the future of cider making.

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

Demystify the world of distribution with in-depth exploration of direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels. Perfect your quality control through advanced tasting methods, sensory analysis, and lab techniques, ensuring consistent, top-notch cider. Extend your cider’s shelf life by learning proven methods that prevent oxidation and spoilage. Dive into the world of social media with practical tips and tricks to build an authentic and engaging online presence. Finally, unleash your inner yeast guru and unlock the secrets of fermentation. Discover how specific strains, nutrients, enzymes, and process aids can optimize your output for maximum efficiency, greater yields, and significant cost savings. Top it all off with a deep dive into the hottest flavor trends in craft beer – fruit infusions, unique ingredients, and innovative adjuncts – to inspire your next creation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to brew consistently delicious cider, push flavor boundaries, and achieve brewing success!

Turn your passion into a business

Forge valuable connections and propel your cider business forward! The exhibitor hall is a treasure trove of opportunity. Network with leading suppliers of fruit purees, liquid yeasts, and bacterial cultures – all the ingredients you need to craft unique and delicious ciders. Explore the latest advancements in storage and processing equipment to optimize your brewing efficiency. Don’t miss the chance to chat with design experts who can help elevate your brand identity. Plus, enjoy exclusive discounts and special offers available only to conference attendees. This is your chance to build a network of industry professionals, source reliable suppliers, and discover cutting-edge solutions to take your cider making to the next level.

Platinum sponsor

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

Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Bronze sponsors
Exhibitors

Event Details

Venue

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!

 

Tickets

Trade show and conference
$200

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

$200

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.

Hotels

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 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 ends April 17, 2024

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