Durham | Fri, Nov 10 | 8:45am-4:30pm | $125+
Where better to join fellow craft brewing entrepreneurs, brewing experts, craft brewing vendors, advanced hobbyists, and brew masters than in New Hampshire: central to all that the craft brewing renaissance has to offer in New England and the East Coast. The inaugural NH Craft Brew Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear from well-known keynote speakers, network, and participate in breakout sessions, panels and one-on-one discussions. Sessions offer something for everyone: brewers, advanced hobbyists, brewing entrepreneurs, brewing support staff and craft brewery owners. One track is focused on the business of beer and the other is focused primarily on the technical aspects of brewing. Learn more about marketing, sensory analysis, distribution, canning/bottling, permits, taproom management and many other key aspects of craft brewery startup and management. Learn More
NEW! NH Craft Brewing Startup Workshop
Durham | Nov 6-10 | M-Th 5:00-9:00pm / Fri 8:30-4:30pm | $525+
This 5-day workshop is designed for working professionals who benefit from a flexible format. After completing your evening sessions (Monday-Thursday), you’ll join our all-day NH Craft Brew Conference on Friday, November 10, to wrap up your startup workshop experience. We’ve designed several conference tracks just for you and other entrepreneurs. You’ll also have the option to purchase a ticket to the Brewer’s Banquet on Friday evening, where you can network with brewers from around New England and meet some craft brewing movers and shakers. You’ll learn all about the ins and outs of the craft brewery industry as successful craft brewery owners and industry professionals share their stories and provide insight into the inner workings of their business. Several attendees from last year’s craft brewing startup workshop will also share valuable tips about their startup experiences over the last year. Each day will take you deeper into the startup experience as you gather helpful information about funding, brewing logistics, marketing, supplies, ingredients, legal issues, distribution and strategic planning. You’ll leave the workshop with a personalized business plan, new industry contacts, good memories and a better understanding of what it takes to enter the nano-craft brewing market.