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 a list of sponsorship opportunities at the 2016 Beer Bloggers Conference, please contact Reno Walsh at sponsor@zephyrconferences.com 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.

2016 North American Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

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.  Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram…as well as all of the Bay Crafted fun on twitter and instagram!

 

Grand Sponsors

NBWAThe National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution.  For additional updates from NBWA, check them out on facebook, twitter, and youtube!

CraftBeer.com Brewers AssociationCraftBeer.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.   Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

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Petrus Sour Beers are the beers which have been brewed and aged in Brouwerij De Brabandere for decades. With their passion, knowledge and investments, the brewery is convinced of the quality their sours. The proof of this quality are the World Beer Awards in 2011,2012 and 2013.  Check them out on facebook! Brewed and bottled by @BrouwerijDB #petrussours #petrussourbeers

Grand.Marriott  The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina offers up a digital experience in craft beer.  DigitalPour at Champions Sports Bar links our tap system to social media giving beer enthusiasts a chance to engage, share photos and track how many pours are left in that single release from neighborhood brewmasters.  Our premier location on Tampa’s pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk connects guests to downtown’s dynamic cultural venues, festivals and vibrant nightlife.   From live music sets and innovative cocktails crafted from small batch distilleries to cozy fire pits and tastings from local craft brewers, our Greatroom and Patio offer up two more hot spots to gather and unwind with friends.   Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

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MillerCoors has a strong leadership team and dedicated, hard-working people. They’re committed to building great beer and cider brands the right way and have a deep sense of responsibility to the environment, their communities and beer drinkers.  They’re focused on creating big ideas and innovations that drive profitable growth and will help create a new era in the American beer industry.  Add it all up and you’ll see they’re dedicated to creating America’s best beer company. Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

WoB_logo_final_CMYK-110 bAt World of Beer, they’ve got 50 craft beers on tap, over 500 in the cooler and a menu of tasty tavern fare that’s crafted to go perfectly with beer. And whether you’re a beer master or just beer curious, their insanely knowledgeable staff is there to guide you through every last pint, pour, and pairing. So c’mon. Let’s go. Because there’s no better place to go around the world, one sip at a time.  Check them out on facebook, twitter and instagram!

Grand.DraftMagDRAFT taps into the freshest flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker’s lifestyle.  Check them out on facebooktwitter and instagram!

 

 

 

Premier Sponsors


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Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. The company is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah. Many of Uinta’s beer names are inspired by Utah’s diverse landscapes or have historical significance. Since 2001 Uinta Brewing has been 100% wind-powered, becoming the first Utah company to reach this mark. Uinta is committed to brewing world-class beer using the best practices and ingredients. Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Premier.Marker48Marker 48 Brewing is Hernando County’s first full production Craft Brewery. Centrally located on Cortez blvd (Highway 50) featuring a 6,000 sq-ft facility, tasting room and beer garden. Live music on weekends, happy hours daily from 12-6pm, and brewery tours on Saturdays at 2, 3:30 and 5pm. Check them out on facebook and instagram!

 

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Visit St. Pete / Clearwater With 18 breweries (and a couple others in the works), St. Pete/Clearwater’s Craft Beer Trail has become a must for beer enthusiasts. From Florida’s oldest in Dunedin Brewery to one of the highest-rated in Rapp Brewing Company to a handful of different tastes and experiences in St. Pete, there’s something for everyone. Hop on the St. Pete/Craft Beer Trail and check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Premier.GreenFlashFrom humble beginnings came true enlightenment for this leading San Diego-based brewery. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash in 2002. Today, they lead a talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts, who embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Every batch of beer is a labor of love and is a true Green Flash collaboration.

Our Brewmaster, Erik Jensen, and his talented brewing team have developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales that are uniquely Green Flash. After releasing the game changing West Coast IPA, our beers developed a loyal following of craft beer lovers. We remain steadfast in our commitment to a beer first philosophy. For that, we are celebrated by beer enthusiasts worldwide. To keep our fans thirsty for more, we consistently produce experimental, limited-edition and seasonal offerings in addition to a solid lineup of long-time favorites. Through our trailblazing approach to craft brewing, we have established a benchmark within the craft beer community. Our award-winning beers are on draft, bottled and are available throughout the U.S.A in bars, restaurants and retail outlets. Check out Green Flash on facebook, twitter, and instagram! #greenflashbeer

Premier.JJTaylorJ.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. distributes beer brands from over 75 Domestic, Craft and Import suppliers and serves more than 11,000 retail customers in 17 Florida counties. J.J. Taylor Distributing is committed to being “First Choice” to our employees, customers and suppliers and creating value through optimal growth as the “variety leader” in the beverage industry.  Check out J.J Taylor on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Premier.Jax Ale TrailWhether you are looking to discover the undiscovered, relax under the sun, shop till you drop, golf a perfect game, ignite romance or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings, unique cuisine or stunning sunrises, anything is possible in Jacksonville! On the Jax Ale Trail, Not only do we have one of only five Budweiser Breweries in the country that’s opened for tours, but we also have a thriving craft brewery scene. The local craft beer scene has doubled in the past few years and it continues to expand, with new micro-breweries opening in 2016. Four local breweries, Engine 15 Brewing Co., Intuition Ale Works, Aardwolf Brewing Co. and Pinglehead Brewing Com,. all won medals at the Best Florida Beer Championship this past year. In Jacksonville, we are pioneer hipsters . . . minus the Brooklyn attitude.  Check out Visit Jacksonville on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

PrintDogfish Head is the first American craft brewery to focus on culinary-inspired beer recipes outside traditional beer styles and it has done so since the day it opened with the motto “off-centered ales for off-centered people.” Since 1995, Dogfish has redefined craft beer and the way people think about beer by brewing with unique ingredients. Dogfish Head has grown into a 200+ person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach, a beer-themed inn on the harbor in Lewes and a production brewery/distillery in Milton, Delaware. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 31 states.  Check out Dogfish Head on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

VBN 3c PMS logoVisit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets their assets and attractions to visitors outside of the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community.  Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Premier.RogueRogue Ales & Spirits are brewed and distilled in Newport, Oregon. Rogue also operates a Barley Farm in Tygh Valley and Hop Farm in Independence, Oregon. Rogue believes in Growing Their Own ingredients for their beer and spirits. Centuries of geologic forces created ideal terroir for growing malting barley, aroma hops, rye, pumpkins, honey, hazelnuts and jalapenos. Rogue is dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon beer and spirits by growing its own unique and proprietary ingredients – one acre at a time. Rogue also operates eleven restaurant/public houses from San Francisco, CA to Issaquah, WA.  Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

Premier.BeerIndustryofFloridaThe purpose of the Beer Industry of Florida, Inc. is to promote the ethical, legal and business interests of the beer industry and their member distributors; to provide a service to the consumer, and as part of that service recognize and promote the fact that it is important for beer to be consumed responsibly; to cooperate with government officials in regard to current Florida campaign finance and election laws; and to positively influence public policy, including active support of the Florida Franchise Law.  BIF members are multi-line beverage distributors across the state of Florida. They distribute a wide variety of beverages including: MillerCoors, Heineken, Guinness, Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Samual Adams, Yuengling, Red Bull and bottled water among many other things.  Check them out on facebook and twitter!


Premier.CoppertailCoppertail Brewing Co
is a new production brewery and tasting room located in Tampa, FL.  It was founded by local home brewer and reformed attorney, Kent Bailey, and professional brewer Casey Hughes in 2014 out of a desire to bring more quality, Florida-brewed beer to the thirsty masses.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @coppertail, and on instagram!

Premier.VISITMilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee is a non-profit organization and serves as the official destination marketer for the Greater Milwaukee area. They have more than 600 partners, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses.  Wondering what’s going on this weekend? How about where to find the best Friday fish fry? Like them to learn about special events, entertainment, festivals, restaurants and more in Milwaukee. They’re your official guide to the best the city has to offer!  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @visitmilwaukee and on instagram!

Event Sponsors

Event.FintechFintech provides electronic data and payments to the alcohol industry, eliminating the need to pay alcohol purchases by cash, check, or money order and simplifying data into actionable reporting that helps businesses make smarter purchases. Approved for EFT in all 50 states, they now work with more than 2,300 distributors to serve over 300,000 relationships nationwide.  Check them out on facebook and twitter!

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At hopcloth, they wear their passion. They love beer and aren’t ashamed to call it their hobby. And just like the quality beer they drink, they make high-quality super comfortable t-shirts!  Check them out on facebook and twitter!

 

 

 

Live Beer Blogging

Cigar City Brewing   @CigarCityBeer

JDub’s Brewing Company   @JDubsBrewing

Saltwater Brewery   @SaltWaterBrewer

Terrapin Beer Co.   @TerrapinBeerCo

New Belgium Brewing   @newbelgium

St. Pete Brewing Co.    @StPeteBrewingCo

Florida Beer Co.    @FloridaBeer

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.    @SierraNevada

Crooked Thumb Brewery    @crkdthumbbrew

Lagunitas Brewing Co.    @lagunitasbeer