The California Craft Brewers Association will be celebrating their 25th anniversary at next week’s California Craft Brewers Conference. The event will be held at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa. The last day to register for the event is today. Those of you that are CCBA members, exhibitors, sponsors, non-member breweries and breweries in planning are eligible.

The two day event kicks off on Monday, November 3. It will be a full day starting at 9am and going until 7:30pm. The schedule for those attending on Monday consists of a conference, exposition and a BBQ. The day starts at 9am the following day Tuesday, November 4. The schedule that day consists of a conference, exposition, lunch and beer reception.

Over 450 brewers and industry professionals are expected. It will be a great opportunity to network while being provided with education, informative workshops, seminars and presentations. Craft beer pioneers speaking include Fritz Maytag, former owner of Anchor Brewing, Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and John Martin, owner of Drake’s Brewing. Vinnie Cilurzo, owner of Russian River Brewing Co., will be speaking as well.

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– Peter Lopez