SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
The Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s annual members meeting will take place February 10-11, 2023 in Austin, Texas. We’ll kick off the weekend with a Welcome Happy Hour at Austin Beerworks 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 50+ brewing industry partners, and a variety of panels and presentations focused on the state of our industry. Plus, we'll close it all out with a Texas-style celebration--the second annual Texas Craft Brewers Cup awards ceremony!
|8:30-9:30am:||Check-in, Coffee, Sponsor Hall Open
|9:30-9:45am:||Welcome | Lennie Ambrose (Saint Arnold Brewing Company, TCBG Board Chair).|
|9:45-10:45am:||The Most Important Part of a Brewery? The People! How Training and Engagement Helps Brewery Workers Thrive and Know Their Worth: an Illustrated Guide | Em Sauter (Pints and Panels, Hooray for Craft Beer!).
Updates from your Association: Setting a Strategic Vision for Texas Craft Beer | Caroline Wallace, Meg Ellis, Paige Haines, Travis Bailey (Texas Craft Brewers Guild), Jon Lamb (Red Horn Brewing, TCBG Government Affairs Chair) & more!
|12:45-1:45pm:||Lunch & Trade Show Time
|1:45-2:45pm:||Finding & Keeping Great Employees: Strategies for Successful Acquisition and Retention | Holly Haslam (Brewers Association)
|3:00-4:00pm:||Industry INSIGHTS: Tracking Trends in U.S. Craft | Christopher Shepard (Beer Marketer's Insights)|
|4:15-5:00pm:||Spicy Ones Presents: Let's Talk Second Locations (While Eating Ridiculously Spicy Wings) | John Gross (Host), Marcus Baskerville (Weathered Souls Brewing Co.) and Bryan Winslow (St. Elmo Brewing Company)
|5:00-6:00pm:||Awards Ceremony Pre-Reception & Trade Show Time
Awards Ceremony only ticket-holders may begin to arrive
|6:00-7:30pm:||Texas Craft Brewers Cup Awards Ceremony
HOTEL BOOKING LINK
At this time our block at the Hilton is full and the booking deadline has passed. Please check out your favorite booking site for hotel and other lodging options in the Austin area.
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.
Should I bring my beer for the trade show?
Yes! It wouldn't be a Texas craft brewing industry conference without Texas craft beer. Beer is shared in the trade show hall where it's 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 a few cases of beer Saturday morning when you arrive at check-in on the 6th floor of the Hilton. 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 2/7/23 at 4:30pm 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?
At this time all of our trade show booths have been filled, but we still have some great sponsor opportunities available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tickets are non refundable, but may be transferred to colleague/fellow member in the event you can no longer attend. If you would like to transfer your ticket to someone please email email@example.com to have the name on the badge updated to the new attendee.
All attendees are expected to abide by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild's Code of Conduct and any relevant Health & Safety guidelines of our hotel and brewery venues and the City of Austin at the time of the event.