2018 IL Craft Brewers Convention

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild presents the annual IL Craft Brewers Convention Monday July 16th and Tuesday July 17th, 2018 which will take place at the UIC Forum in Chicago, Illinois!

The convention will feature technical workshops/educational sessions, panel discussions, trade show floor, and networking.

Current seminar topics will include hop aromatics, quality control, trends in label design and branding, gases in the brewery (safety, monitoring, usage, and troubleshooting), OSHA, sales & distribution, souring your beer, tax reform and the impact on brewers, and a malt sensory tasting. Check back for further updates and for a line-up of speakers.

*Seminars are subject to change

Need a hotel room? Holiday Inn & Suites, 506 West Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60607. To book, call 855-268-1763 and refer to the ICBG room block, which is good until 6/21.

More information to come soon!

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UIC Forum

725 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608

July 16-17


Over 60 Vendors

And also: Workshops, Panels, and Sessions

9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration & Check-in
10:00-12:00 PM Q3 Annual Meeting
Regular members only
Board of Directors Election
Introduction of 2018-2019 Board of Directors
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
12:00 – 5:00 PM Trade Show Floor Open
5:00 - 10:00 PM Guild Sponsored Brewery Vists
9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration & Check-in
10:00 – 10:45 AM Keynote Address
15-Minute Break
11:00 – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
1A. Seminar

1B. Seminar
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 PM Breakout Sessions
2A. Seminar

2B. Seminar
15-Minute Break
1:30 – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions
3A. Seminar

3B. Seminar
15-Minute Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions
4A. Seminar

4B. Seminar
4:00 PM Depart