Learn from the masters of fermentation

2024 CBA 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, Brew Better Mead

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

This comprehensive seminar series empowers mead makers to excel in every aspect of their craft.  Demystify mead distribution through exploration of direct-to-consumer sales and wholesale channels. Perfect quality control with advanced tasting methods and mead-specific lab techniques for consistently magnificent mead. Learn proven methods to prevent oxidation and extend shelf life. Dive into social media to build an online presence and attract new customers. Become a mead maestro by unlocking the secrets of fermentation with specific yeast strains and techniques for maximum efficiency and flavor. Explore the hottest trends in mead making – fruit infusions, unique honeys, and innovative flavoring techniques – to inspire your next creation and tantalize taste buds. 

Gain the knowledge and skills to brew award-winning mead, push flavor boundaries, and solidify your meadery as a leader in the fermented honey revolution!

Turn your passion into a business

Elevate your meadery and forge valuable connections at the exhibitor hall! Network with suppliers of unique ingredients, specialized yeast strains, and innovative brewing equipment. Discover cutting-edge tools and techniques to optimize your brewing process. Chat with design experts to create a brand identity that reflects the magic of your mead. Secure exclusive discounts and special offers to fuel your meadery’s success.

This is your chance to connect with industry leaders, source reliable partners, and find the solutions to transform your passion into a business.

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!



Trade show and conference

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 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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