2024 Canadian brewing awards & Conference

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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 Spirits

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

Share Your Passion and expand your network

Whether it's grain or fruit, fermentation is something we share in common. Chat with fellow fermenters to exchange tips and learn new techniques.

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

From grain to glass, elevate your distilling craft with this immersive seminar series! 

Master every stage of spirit production, from conquering distribution with direct-to-consumer and wholesale strategies to refining your spirit with advanced quality control techniques. Learn methods to extend shelf life and minimize losses, ensuring customer satisfaction.  Unlock the secrets of grain selection and innovative mash bill techniques to optimize production and reduce costs. Finally, become a flavor trendsetter by exploring the hottest botanicals, cask finishes, and inspiring new recipes to create your next award-winning masterpiece. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to craft exceptional spirits and propel your distillery to the forefront of the industry!


Accelerate the growth of your business

The exhibitor hall is your distillery’s treasure trove! Network with industry leaders showcasing innovative tools to elevate your spirits from source to sip. Explore cutting-edge advancements in equipment for every stage of production, from grain selection and mashing to distillation, maturation, and bottling. Discover unique botanicals, exotic casks, and specialty grains to craft distinctive and award-winning expressions. Plus, don’t miss exclusive discounts and special offers available only to conference attendees. Build relationships with industry experts, source reliable suppliers, and find the latest tools to propel your distillery to the forefront of the spirits market!

Platinum sponsor

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

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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!



Exhibition 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, complete the short registration to buy tickets.


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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