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 support our 2013 sponsors, listed below.
- For complete sponsor information on either 2013 Beer Bloggers Conference, please contact Reno Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or European BBC Sponsor Form.
- If you would like to host a future Beer Bloggers Conference, please complete our Host Application.
2013 North American Beer Bloggers Conference Sponsors
CraftBeer.com 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
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Today, they brew more than 50 styles of beer and are continuously searching for new and exciting brews. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains their single focus. The Boston Beer Company will host the conference for tastings, tours, and dinner at their Boston facility. @SamuelAdamsBeer
Harpoon Brewery‘s founders started operations in 1986 because—like today—they loved beer and wanted more quality choices. Harpoon was granted Brewing Permit #001 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts because it was the first brewery to commercially brew and bottle beer in Boston in more than 25 years. Harpoon Brewery will host us at their Boston brewery and brand-new beer hall for dinner during the conference. @Harpoon_Brewery
World Class Beer is an association of beer distributors located throughout the United States that has dedicated themselves to the promotion of craft and specialty beers. Each member of the group has dedicated individuals who focus on bringing the best beers in the world to you and your favorite establishments. World Class Beer and the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance are hosting Saturday’s Live Beer Blogging. @WorldClassBeer
The Massachusetts Beverage Alliance is composed of five separates distributors that have united to form a single Massachusetts distributor working with top craft and specialty brewers. The MBA has outstanding experience, with each of the five partners having been in business since the repeal of prohibition and family owned for at least two generations. The MBA and World Class Beer are hosting Saturday’s Live Beer Blogging at Burke Distributing. @WBCMass
The 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. @MrBeerGuy
Cabot Creamery is a 1,200 farm family dairy cooperative with members in New England and upstate New York. The roots of the cooperative go back to 1919, when farmers from the Cabot area in Vermont figured that if they joined forces, they could turn their excess milk into butter and market it throughout New England. Today, the cooperative boasts more than 1,500 farms, four processing plants and a large product line. @CabotCoop
Heineken is a proud, independent global brewer committed to surprise and excite consumers everywhere. Four key attributes make the Company different: Heineken® is the first and only truly global beer brand, enjoyed in 178 countries around the world; a unique, worldwide footprint with operations in 71 countries, ensuring a broader reach for our brands than any other brewer; an internationally diverse, dynamic, committed and entrepreneurial team of around 70,000 employees; and the passion of the Heineken family remains as strong today as it was in 1864 when we first started brewing beer. @Heineken_US
Sebago Brewing Company offers a full line of year round craft beers, five seasonal beers, and several highly-anticipated limited edition “Single Batch Series” beers throughout the year including Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, Dark Wheat Project, Barleywine, Milestone Ale, and more. Located in Portland, Maine, Sebago is lucky to have the original Brewmaster & owners since the company began. Sebago is hosting the Thursday evening dinner during the optional pre-conference excursion. @SebagoBrewing
Smuttynose Brewing Company was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries. Located in the historic seaport town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the beers are distributed from Maine to Florida and as far west as Wisconsin. Smuttynose and Portsmouth Brewery are hosting the Friday lunch on the optional pre-conference excursion. @SmuttyNoseBeer
Sierra Nevada set out with a simple goal: “brew the beers we wanted to drink. We started small, with a homebrew shop, a love of American hops and plenty of passion. In the process, we changed the beer world forever. Decades later, we’re still at it, and the passion burns brighter than ever. Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our 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. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.” @SierraNevada
Heavy Seas (Sponsor of our Friday night After Party at Stoddart’s Fine Food & Ale) makes a wide range of classic and innovative beer styles, including their Uncharted Waters series which are all wood influenced The brewery is also the country’s leading cask ale producer. Get ready to Embrace Your Inner Pyrate and explore a wondrous array of offerings at their interactive After Party – Arrgh!
Powerful enough for CNN and the New Yorks Times, flexible enough to create any site you can imagine, simple enough for your Aunt Mary to reblog cat photos: WordPress.com has you covered, whatever you’re publishing to the web. WordPress.com 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, WordPress.com lets you sign up in seconds, and start publishing in minutes.
Hydro Flask is the leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel food and beverage flasks, and the original maker of the double wall vacuum insulted 64oz growler. Using only high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, Hydro Flask delivers what people on the go have been looking for: a high quality, durable flask that keeps cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours, hot liquids hot for up to 12 hours, is stylish, 100% recyclable and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Hydro Flask believes that great flasks and great causes go hand in hand, and through its charitable arm of FivePercentBack.org™, offers a giveback program that allows consumers to allocate a portion of their flask sales to a charity they choose. @Hydroflask
Delaware Valley Video lets the subject tell its own story in an unscripted and unrehearsed way. They do this through meticulous interviews skillfully woven together with crisp video production and professional voiceover that seamlessly connects the segments. Be sure to check out Brewed in Brooklyn
Rogue Ales & Spirits is an artisan varietal brewery and distillery founded in Oregon in 1988, as one of America’s first 50 microbreweries. Rogue has won over 900 awards for taste and quality and is available in all 50 states and 32 countries. Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own beer & spirits. @RogueAles
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a regional craft brewery based in San Diego, California. Founded in 1989, it was the first brewery to open in San Diego in more than 50 years. Today, Karl Strauss is the 44th largest craft brewer in the United States brewing more than 30 different styles of beer at its 60-barrel Main Brewery in San Diego’s Pacific Beach, and seven satellite Brewery Restaurants across Southern California. @Karl_Strauss
Sierra Nevada @SierraNevada
Boston Beer Company @SamuelAdamsBeer
Harpoon Brewery @Harpoon_Brewery
Since the days of brewing the beer on his kitchen stove back in 1993, Tony Magee has lived by the slogan: Beer Speaks. People Mumble. Let the Lagunitas liquid do the talking while we mumble our way into the community and figure out ways to turn beer into money for a good cause. @lagunitasT
Live Beer Blogging Breweries
Baxter Brewing Co. – Lewiston, ME @baxterbrewing, @baxterluke
Rising Tide Brewing Co. – Portland, ME @risingtide_hbs
Newburyport Brewing Co. – Newburyport, MA @nbptbrewing
Notch Brewing Co. – Ipswich, MA @notchbrewing
Backlash Beer Co. – Boston, MA @backlashbeer
Somerville Brewing Company (AKA – Slumbrew) – Somerville, MA @slumbrew
Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. - Bloomfield, CT @hookerbeer
Fatty Bampkins Cider – South Casco, ME
Night Shift Brewing Co. – Everett, MA @nightshiftbeer
Grey Sail Brewing - Westerly, RI @greysail
Foolproof Brewing Co. – Pawtucket, RI @foolproofbrew
Idle Hands Brewing Co. – Everett, MA @idlehandsbeer
2013 European Beer Bloggers Conference Sponsors
Pilsner Urquell was first created on October 5, 1842 in the town of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Legend has it that the single strand of yeast used to produce that first golden lager came by way of a runaway monk who smuggled it out his monastery. Today, centuries later, the company can trace the pedigree of their unique Pilsner H yeast back to that single strand. Pilsner Urquell means “The pilsner from the original source” and the beer is made with the same brewing techniques today. @Pilsner_Urquell
Williams Bros. Brewing Co. is a Brotherhood of brewers, Chris and Scott Williams, creating unique beers, while enjoying life in and out of the mash tun. The brewery started life in the humble ‘Glenbrew’ homebrew shop in Glasgow and has expanded to now sell its beers the world over. @WilliamsBrewery
The Fyne Ales brewery was set up in 2001 using the redundant milking parlour in the traditional farm buildings at Achadunan, Cairndow. In October 2002, within nine months of starting production, they were awarded the Scottish regional gold awards from the SIBA for two of their beers and the awards have kept coming in. Fyne Ales and Williams Brothers will host one of the two dinners during the conference. @FyneAles
Stewart Brewing was founded in Edinburgh as a local, independent brewery in 2004 by Steve and Jo Stewart. Steve has a background in homebrewing starting at age 16, an honors degree in Brewing & Distilling Science, job experience with Bass, and a six-month stint at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, home to one of the US conference’s dinners this year. Having outgrown their existing facilities, they are currently building a new brewery that will have a 30-barrel brewhouse. @StewartBrewing
Birra Toccalmatto is a small brewery, but active brewery based out of the North of Italy. The people of Birra Toccalmatto have passion for beers of character and for innovation and creativity. Their beers have a high rate of drinkability and are needed to enjoy life.
Enjoy the Madness. @ToccalmattoUK & @toccalmatto
Officially established in 1698, Shepherd Neame is Britain’s oldest brewer. The company brews traditional Kentish ales, such as Spitfire, Bishops Finger and Master Brew in addition to international lagers under licence, including Asahi, Kingfisher and Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The company owns more than 350 pubs, inns and hotels across London and the South East. @shepherdneame
Badger Countryside Ales Award winning Badger ales have been brewed for five generations by independent, family, brewer Hall & Woodhouse in Blandford, Dorset. @Badgerales
Coopers DIY Beer Kit contains everything you need to make 23 litres of great tasting beer quickly and easily, it even comes with an instructional DVD. It’s the easiest and most rewarding DIY project you’ll ever do!
Yelp is the best way to find great local businesses. People use Yelp to search for everything from the city’s tastiest burger to the most renowned brewery or pub in the area. What will you uncover in your neighbourhood?
The Beer Academy is an educational body dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly. Founded in 2003 by a small group of beer enthusiasts, it quickly attracted support from brewers (large and small), beer retailers, trade associations and consumer groups who funded the start-up costs and enabled the Academy to put together a series of courses and training materials delivered by a small group of experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a real passion for beer!
Live Beer Blogging Breweries
Shepherd Neame @shepherdneame
Harviestoun Brewery @HarviestounBrew
Birra Toccalmatto Srl @toccalmatto
Innus and Gunn @InnisandGunnUK
Traquair House @traquairhouse
WEST Brewery @westbeer
Shipyard Brewing Co @ShipyardBrewing