The 2017 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference is to be held in the great city of Milwaukee August 3-6. We are thrilled to be hosting this conference in #brewcity for the first time ever and know our attendees will not only find the agenda and events outstanding, they will also find the location absolutely ideal for craft beer enthusiasts.
We explained in a previous post why we are taking the 2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference to “Brew City.” Milwaukee, Wisconsin is not only a perfect place to meet to discuss beers of today, it’s also a lesson in American history, and that is the kind of stuff beer writers and bloggers live for!
Celebrating 155+ Years of History
From 1840, when Richard Owens opened the first brewery in Milwaukee to present day, Milwaukee’s history has been inextricably linked to beer. Beer is not so much present in Milwaukee’s culture as it IS its culture. We already know that Milwaukee is the place to be when it comes to celebrating American beer. That is why we are excited to learn about Milwaukee’s unique heritage with the beer bloggers and writers of the world at the BBC conference August 3-6, 2017.
Milwaukee’s Unique Beer History
Milwaukee has a unique position in the history of American beer. No other American city is the ancestral home of such beer giants as Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz, and MillerCoors, whose original breweries still stand in the city. No other city is historically referred to as “Brew City” – a name that lives on in earnest as Milwaukee is home not just to classics brands, but to modern day brewing pioneers like Sprecher, Lakefront, and MKE Brewing. With over 10 breweries-in-planning slated to open in the next 12 months, Milwaukee promises to be a beer destination for years to come. BBC17 incorporates excursions to Lakefront, Good City Brewing and Brenner Brewing Co. as well as a beer dinner hosted by MillerCoors – MKE.
More than Beer and Cheese
While Milwaukee may claim the moniker for beer and cheese there is a lot more of the city to explore. From a lakefront that can challenge views on the West Coast to a restaurant scene that competes with Chicago’s best foodie spots, Milwaukee is a world class destination for beer tourism. From Fish Frys to late night dancing at Milwaukee’s number 1 dance club Mad Planet, there are plenty of local activities to immerse yourself in between BBC excursions.
Hilton Milwaukee – Ideal Downtown Location
The Hilton Milwaukee Downtown is the host hotel for Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference to be held in August 2017. The Hilton Milwaukee Downtown is in the heart of the city’s business and financial district and just minutes from Lake Michigan with its beautiful beaches, parks and recreational areas. The downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin hotel is connected by skywalk to The Wisconsin Center and only a few blocks away from the Milwaukee Theatre, US Cellular Arena, and the Bradley Center.
Register today for #BBC17 and you, too can shout “Hello, Wisconsin!” with the country’s leading beer bloggers and writers.