This was my first time attending the Beer Bloggers & Writer Conference. It was held in Milwaukee, WI in August of 2017. The conference itself has been going on annually since it first began in Boulder, CO in 2010.
The conference is focused on connecting beer blogger, writers, and industry peeps. The breakouts, sessions, brewery visits, and off-hours conversations and bottle shares make this one of the most fun conferences I’ve ever attended.
There were over 200 people in attendance so this list is in no way a reflection of importance. Everyone that I met was somehow peculiarly interesting and involved in the beer industry in some way. The level of involvement ranged from casual fans of craft beer, to those who write about it, to those who make and market it daily.