Agenda – BBC Tampa

Following is a skeleton agenda for the 2016 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference.  All sessions will be held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel unless indicated. We will conduct a Call for Content in the fall and then have a vote by our alumni of potential topic sessions to determine the actual content of the 2016 conference.


Thursday, July 8

1:00 PM Pre-Con Excursion

Friday, July 9

11:00 AM Registration

1:00 PM Conference Start

1:10 PM Introduction by Julia Herz of the Brewers Association

1:40 PM Content

2:40 PM Break

3:00 PM Content

4:00 PM Pre-Dinner Reception

6:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Beer Social Expo

10:00 PM Night of Many Bottles

Saturday, July 10

9:30 AM Two Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM Two Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & beer with JJ Taylor Distributing, the leading beer distributor in the state of Florida @jjtaylorfl

1:00 PM Content

2:00 PM Keynote Speaker

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break

3:00 PM Sour Beers - This was one of the highest rated sessions of the 2015 European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference in Brussels. Participants learn about the scientific approach on how sours beers are brewed and aged. Indeed, making sours is science with a touch of magic. This session will make a clear difference between barrels and foeders. It will also allow everyone to taste several types of sour beers and blend their very own! Presented Albert De Branandere of Petrus Sour Beers @BrouwerijDB 

4:00 PM Live Beer Blogging

5:00 PM Break

5:30 PM Depart for Dinner

8:00 PM Evening Party

Sunday, July 10

9:30 AM Content

10:15 AM Content

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM Content

12:00 PM Wrap Up and Announcement of 2017 Date & Location