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From our new conference venue in the heart of downtown Austin, to the inaugural year of the Texas Craft Brewers Cup, to the opportunity to reconnect in person after a virtual event in 2021, there’s lots to be excited for at the 2022 Texas Craft Brewers Guild Annual Meeting & Trade Show and we can't wait to come together as a Texas craft beer community! 


ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s annual members meeting will take place February 11-12, 2022 in Austin, Texas. We’ll kick off the weekend with a Welcome Happy Hour at Live Oak Brewing Company on Friday from 7:00 - 9:00pm, and Saturday's program will be held at the Hilton Austin from 8:30am - 7:30pm.

Expect the latest news and updates from the Guild, a trade show hall with 40+ brewing industry sponsors, a variety of panels and presentations including a keynote from Brewers Association Equity & Inclusion Partner J Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D., a panel on the state of the supply chain, and more. Plus, we'll close it all out with the inaugural Texas Craft Brewers Cup awards ceremony!
 

Preliminary Saturday Agenda

8:30-9:30 am:  Check-in, Coffee, Sponsor Hall Open
9:30-9:35 am:  Welcome | Josh Hare (Pint & Plow Brewing, TCBG Board Chair)
9:35-10:35 am:  Keynote | Dr. J Jackson-Beckham (Equity & Inclusion Partner, Brewers Association)
10:50-11:50 am:  Updates from your Association: TCBG 2021 Milestones and What's on the Horizon for 2022 | Charles Vallhonrat, Caroline Wallace, Meg Ellis (Texas Craft Brewers Guild)
12:05 - 5:00 pm  Lunch, Government Affairs Session, Afternoon Panels & Presentations TBA
5:00-6:00 pm:  Awards Ceremony Pre-Reception & Trade Show Time
Awards Ceremony only ticket-holders may begin to arrive
6:00-7:30 pm:  Texas Craft Brewers Cup Awards Ceremony


Texas Craft Brewers Guild members are welcome to register ANY and ALL members of your team who are interested in attending the Annual Meeting to gain a broader view of the industry, seeking professional development opportunities, and/or looking to get more involved with our Guild.  


 

HOTEL BOOKING LINK

We have a limited hotel block available for Annual Meeting attendees at the Hilton Austin starting at the preferred rate of $189/night. Click Here to book your room before this rate expires on January 31, 2022 or once all rooms have been filled (whatever happens first).

 



HEALTH & SAFETY

 

We’re looking forward to the opportunity to gather together in person. As public health recommendations from the CDC, State of Texas, and local Austin authorities continue to evolve into 2022, we acknowledge that the situation remains fluid and health and safety protocols are subject to change as circumstances dictate.

 

First and foremost, we ask that attendees respect our hotel and brewery hosts and abide by their current health and safety policies at the time of the event. For up-to-date information on Hilton’s Clean Stay policy please visit this pagePlease stay home if you are feeling sick or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19. Let's help keep each other safe and healthy.

 

 



ATTENDEE CONDUCT

 

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is a professional organization. All event participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally while contributing to a welcoming environment built on trust and mutual respect. By registering for the event all attendees agree to abide by the Guild's Code of Conduct.


  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I bring to the meeting?
To help speed up the check-in and badge pickup process, please bring a copy of your ticket to scan--either printed or mobile. We also recommend a pen/notebook for note-taking, some business cards for networking, a credit/debit card if you're interested in some TCBG merch (we're cashless), and a sweater/jacket if you're the "gets chilly in conference centers" type. Also, see below for a note regarding beer for the trade show.

When/Where should I bring my beer for the trade show?
Please do not bring coolers/beer with you to the conference on Saturday. If you'd like to share your beer at the Annual Meeting, please drop off your brewery's cans, bottles (1-3 cases recommended) or labeled crowlers at check-in at Live Oak Brewing Company on Friday night. (Sorry, no draught beer or reusable growlers). We will load them into a van directly outside of the check-in area for ease of transporting to the Hilton on Saturday where they'll be sampled out to attendees "CBC style" by TABC Certified Staff. We'll take care of sorting them into coolers with ice at the appropriate serving stations, so just plan to bring beer. Any leftover beer will be donated to Cross Oak Group to help with the Guild's legislative and lobbying efforts.

Can I attend the Annual Meeting if I am not a member of the Guild?
Though we love all our craft beer fans, we gotta get some work done. The meeting is limited to Texas Craft Brewers Guild Voting and Professional members (i.e. brewery employees), Brewery in Planning members, Allied Trade members, and Retail Members. If you fall into one of these categories and are interested in joining the Guild and attending the meeting, please see the membership information on our website: https://texascraftbrewersguild.org/membership.)

Non-members may purchase Texas Craft Brewers Cup Awards Ceremony only tickets which grant access to the event at 5 pm on Saturday for the pre-awards reception followed by the ceremony.

Where do I park?
A paid parking garage is available onsite at the Hilton Austin and valet is available at the front of the hotel. For current rates and information please see the bottom of the hotel's website. Lower cost parking options may be available on nearby streets, garages, and surface lots in the downtown area. Learn more on the City of Austin's parking page. Attendees may want to consider carpooling, taking a ride share, or taking MetroRail to/from the downtown station directly adjacent to the Hilton.

Is on-site registration available?
Afraid not. Registration will close on 2/8/22 in order to print attendee badges and ensure a proper headcount for lunch, awards reception snacks, etc.

Who should I contact if I'm an Allied Trade Member interested in sponsoring/exhibiting? 
Please email caroline@texascraftbrewersguild.org.

 

Additional Questions?
Email info@texascraftbrewersguild.org.

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Texas Craft Brewers Guild