BBWC17 to Take Place August 3-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference will take place August 3-6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – “beer capital of the world”. Registration is open now.

Premier.VISITMilwaukeeWell, Milwaukee used to be known as the beer capital of the world. With breweries popping up in the city as early as the 1840s, the city was eventually home to four major brewing giants: Pabst, Blatz, Miller, and Schlitz. And we will revel in that history, with our conference taking place at the historic Pabst Brewery and with one dinner taking place at the MillerCoors brewery, which has over 1,200 employees and brews up to 10 million gallons of beer per year.

But times have changed and Milwaukee is well entrenched in the beer revolution. We’ll not only drink beers from many of the newer brewery entrants but also visit three smaller breweries during the conference. Included in our stops are Lakefront Brewery for a tour and tasting, Good City Brewing for dinner, and Brenner Brewing for a post-dinner party.

What’s even better, there are several beer-centric cities within a few hours travel and we are planning TWO overnight excursions (one pre and one post) to two of these three locations. Details coming soon.

  • Grand Rapids, MI and Bell’s Brewery (via ferry)
  • Chicago and Lagunitas
  • Madison, WI and New Glarus Brewing

We are especially thankful to have Visit Milwaukee on our side as our local organizing host. The team there is proud of their beer industry and helped to make this happen for our our 2017 attendees. In fact, Visit Milwaukee and the local brewing community were so eager to host beer bloggers they put together an entire website to convince us to choose Milwaukee!

New this year we will offer discounted rates as follows for early registration:

  • Through July 31, 2016: $95 Citizen Bloggers, $195 Industry Bloggers, $295 Others
  • Through December 31, 2016: $120 Citizen Bloggers, $245 Industry Bloggers, $345 Others
  • January 1, 2017 and Later: $145 Citizen Bloggers, $295 Industry Bloggers, $395 Others

Registration is now open for BBC17 so please join us!


  1. says

    Please, please, please work a deal with the hotel for more affordable rates for us pitiably poor, but enthusiastic bloggers.