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 888.758.8687  ext: 704
  • 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.

2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee is the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and continues to be recognized as a major contributor to a thriving tourism economy that supports job creation and the growth of our convention and tourism infrastructure. Its mission is to market greater Milwaukee as the destination of choice for conventions, events and leisure travel, thereby increasing the economic impact of tourism through increased revenues for local business, and increased tax revenues for city, county and state.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @visitmilwaukee, and instagram.

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!

Grand Sponsors


Beautiful designs, custom domains, powerful analytics, live chat support and mobile apps for posting on the go. WordPress.com lets you easily create your own website or blog and write about the things that interest you. Your story, your way. Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @wordpressdotcom, and instagram!

CraftBeer.com Brewers Association

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.   Check them out on facebook, twitter, and instagram!



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!

Lakefront BreweryLakefront Brewery started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @lakefront, and instagram.

Brenner BrewingBrenner Brewing is a craft brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010, founder, Mike Brenner, received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee where he developed a business plan for a brewery that would meld his passion for crafting delicious home-brewed beer with his lifelong devotion to Milwaukee’s arts and music scene. Mike studied to be a Master Brewer at the Siebel Institute of Technology, America’s oldest and most respected brewing school, as well as the Doemens Akademie in Munich.  Check them out on twitter at @BrennerBrewing.

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!


Best Place MilwaukeeBest Place Milwaukee is our conference venue. The Pabst Brewing Company was the first of the great Milwaukee brewers. Quality, pride, tradition, and hops were the ingredients in the legacy left by German immigrant Jacob Best Sr., who established the brewery in 1844. Under the guidance of his son Phillip Best and Phillip’s son-in-law, Captain Frederick Past, a small local producer became America’s largest brewer from the late 1800s until 1946. With the closing of the brewery in 1996 came the opening of opportunity. After many years of blood, sweat, and beers, the “Best use” of these buildings has fermented into Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery taking its name from the founders, Jacob Best and Phillip Best and its spirit from the Captain, Frederick Pabst.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @BestPlacePabst, and instagram!

grand-gcbrewingGood City Brewing is built on the conviction that everyone should live life as if they have been granted a key to their city. To have a key is to seek the good as a friend and ally of your local place. We are committed to brewing beer that inspires others to live with a key and participate in Milwaukee’s resurgence.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @goodcitybrewing, and instagram!

Premier Sponsors

ExGR CMYK  Experience Grand Rapids is the destination marketing organization for Grand Rapids/Kent County, Michigan. Its mission is to strengthen the region’s economic vitality and quality of life by marketing Grand Rapids/Kent County as a preferred visitor destination. Grand Rapids is the home to over 40 craft breweries including Founders Brewing Company which is the 20th largest brewery in the United States.  Check them out on facebook, on twitter at @ExperienceGR, and instagram!


Live Beer Blogging

Deschutes Brewery   @DeschutesBeer

Lakefront Brewery   @lakefront

Crafter Space  @TheCrafterspace

Third Space Brewing   @thirdspacebrews