BBC Sponsors

Our sponsors are critical to the success of the conference. In fact, we could not hold the conference at such a low price without them. Please see below for our growing list of sponsors.

  • For complete sponsor information on either 2015 Beer Bloggers Conference, please contact Reno Walsh at or 1-406-580-5919.
  • Once you have determined in which category you would like to be a sponsor, you can sign up on our secure form here: North American BBC Sponsor Form
  • If you would like to host a future Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, please complete our Host Application.

2015 North American Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference Sponsors

Elite Sponsor

NBWAThe National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is a trade association that represents the interests of the 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors - with operations located in every state and congressional district across the United States – before government and the public.  NBWA works to strengthen the state-based system of alcohol regulation that facilitates an orderly marketplace; creates a transparent and accountable system of alcohol distribution that protects American consumers; and promotes responsibility in the manufacture, distribution, sale and consumption of alcohol.

Grand Sponsors Brewers Association is a consumer-oriented website for lovers of craft beer published by the Brewers Association. The website is full of information about the craft beer scene, including advice on beer and food pairing, stories on beer road trips, and a blog by Great American Beer Festival founder Charlie Papazian. The Brewers Association is the national organization that represents the interests of small and independent craft brewers in the United States. @CraftBeerDotCom


Delve into The Beer Connoisseur, the world’s premier beer magazine, as it explores beer culture both in America and abroad. The reader will find magazine articles and unique online content on craft beers and those who brew them. You may also expect in-depth beer reviews, the best in dining, cooking with recipes, international travel articles, brewery tours, industry personalities, up-close beer-style studies, culture and more.   @beerconnoisseur

All About BeerAll About Beer Magazine is America’s leading beer magazine, dedicated to covering the people, places, news, trends and events that define the beer community. For 35 years, it’s been our mission to celebrate the world of beer culture and enrich the lives of beer lovers through education, enjoyment, and events like the World Beer Festivals. @allaboutbeer

Sierra NevadaInspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. The company is committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and will be showing us that at its new facilities in North Carolina on a tour, tasting, and dinner at BBC15. @SierraNevada

Oskar BluesOskar Blues Brewing started in 1997 with the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Restaurant in Lyons, Colorado. The brewery is leading the nation in the revolution of canning good beer, including its famous Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and Old Chub. Oskar Blues will be hosting us at their new brewery in the Asheville region with a tour and Taste the Taps event. @oskarblues


Powerful enough for CNN and the New York Times, flexible enough to create any site you can imagine, simple enough for your Aunt Mary to reblog cat photos: has you covered, whatever you’re publishing to the web. is a community of millions of bloggers just like you, making use of hundreds of beautiful, easy to customize design themes to create anything from photoblogs to magazines, wedding albums to restaurant websites, and everything else in between. With mobile apps to easily create and manage content on the run, and intuitive, great looking ways to share all your media, lets you sign up in seconds, and start publishing in minutes. @wordpressdotcom

Grand.AnheuserBuschLogoFor more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing quality beers. Starting with ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is hand-crafted using the same standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. @AnheuserBusch  facebook

BBC15 Agreement.CraftCentral

At Craft Central, craft beer is our passion. Everything we do is about bringing the very best beer in the world to central North Carolina, a place where the beer market is thriving more than ever before. We want to teach, share and provide—not just the beer itself but access to the culture, the people and the passion that goes into every beer we drink. Craft beer is a robust, interesting and exciting world, and Craft Central is here to be your guide through it. facebook

Weekly PintThe Weekly Pint is a free weekly email serving everything you ever wanted to know about beer, reaching 50,000 subscribers twice a week. The content includes brewer profiles, new beer-related gadgets, craft beer regional spotlights, upcoming craft beer festivals, and more.

Premier Sponsors

Lively, smart and unexpected, Greater Raleigh’s historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings—arts, festivals, sports, hospitality and shopping—in a one-of-a-kind capital setting make it a “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for leisure, business and events.  visitRaleigh will host the 2015 Pre-Conference Excursion. @visitRaleigh

nccbg-band-FINAL-CORRECT-COLOR1The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina beer. North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 100 breweries and brewpubs. North Carolina is the State of Southern Beer. This year all beers poured and presented during Live Beer Blogging will be from members of the North Carolina Brewers Guild.  @ncbeer

ABAThe Asheville Brewers Alliance was formed to promote Asheville (and regionally) produced beers and exchange knowledge and support between our members for the betterment and enrichment of the beer community.  @avlbrewers



Premier.ExploreAshevilleWelcome to Foodtopia, a city where food and beverage are the centerpiece of daily life.  Surrounded by the highest peaks in the east, Asheville’s historic, vibrant downtown is buzzing with an eclectic arts and music scene, over 250 independent restaurants and more breweries per capita than any other city in the nation – making this Beer City USA the craft brewing center of the southeast!  @VisitAsheville.  Explore Asheville.


PrintOur friends at Dogfish Head continue to support beer bloggers as a partner of the event year after year. We appreciate this and them very much, beer after beer.  @dogfishbeer


We’ve got space. Literally. Huntsville, Ala, also known as the Rocket City, has space of all kinds. Space to splurge, space to meet and, of course, space to brew exceptional craft beers. The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the city-county agency tasked to promote the area as a visitor and meeting destination, and we can’t wait to assist with all your leisure travel, meeting and event planning needs. @Go2HuntsvilleAL @MeetHuntsville facebook instagram


Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, located in Middlebury, Vermont, is one of the leading hard cider producers in the United States. Brands include Woodchuck Hard Cider, Magners Irish Cider, Wyder’s Cider, Hornsby’s Cider, and Blackthorn English Cider. Vermont Hard Cider Company, the winner of 18 IMPACT Hot Brand Awards, handcrafts and manages all levels of quality control in a state-of-the-art cidery in Middlebury, VT. The company is committed to innovation in cider, the environment, and supporting its local community. A dedicated team of more than 150 employees are devoted exclusively to handcrafting, marketing, and selling hard cider in all 50 states.

VisitTampaBay_Bay Blue with Black Background copyVisit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock our destination’s trove of unique treasures. We are a not-for-profit corporation that works with more than 750 partners to tell the world the story of our home – the hip, urban heart of the Gulf Coast of Florida. @BayCrafted




Rogue is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits, and this is the way we conduct our business. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. A Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit is crafted to give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. We believe if a Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit cannot be all of these things, it should not be made at all.


Brew Bracket is the first of it’s kind, a head to head blind tasting tournament event. Each Brew Bracket event features a group of local beer of a similar style (i.e. IPA). Participants blindly taste two beers at a time before voting for their favorite. Over the course of the event, the best brews move through a bracket style tournament until a champion is declared. Each event guarantees you’ll find a new favorite or rekindle your love for an old friend through the magical world of blind tasting. @BrewBracket

Event SponsorsEvent.BeatTheBrewmaster

Beat The Brewmaster goes beyond great beer websites and incorporates incentives to try new brands while learning more about how to evaluate a beer like a brewmaster does. @BeatBrewmaster


Uncle John’s Beer-Topia is the newest title from the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series. With more than 15 million books in print, it is the longest running and most popular trivia book series of its kind. Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers have engrossed and informed fans for over 25 years and the phenomenon is going strong.


Live Beer Blogging

Big Boss Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC @bigbossbeer
The Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery, Farmville, NC @DuckRabbitBrew
Front Street Brewery, Wilmington, NC @FSBrewery
Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, NC @fullsteam
Highland Brewing Co., Asheville, NC @HighlandBrews
Innovation Brewing, Sylva, NC @InnovationBrew
Lonerider Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC @loneriderbeer
Mystery Brewing Co., Hillsborough, NC @mysterybrewing
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, NC @oldemeckbrew
Trophy Brewing Co., Raleigh, NC @Trophybrewing
White Street Brewring Co.
Wake Forest, NC @WhiteStreetBrew
NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, NC @NoDaBrewing