2019 Beer Now Conference – Day 1
Great Falls, Montana – Electric City
Agenda: Day 1
The 2019 Beer Now (formerly Beer Bloggers Conference) has begun. Today is a JAM packed day.
Here’s the agenda:
9:00 AM Conference Welcome: Jacob Bash, Director of Business Development at Visit Great Falls, Dave Cunningham, Director of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and Ryan Newhouse, Zephyr Conferences’ Beer Marketing Director will welcome you to Great Falls and the fabulous state of Montana!
9:30 – 10:00 AM Introduction – Julia Herz of the Brewers Association
10:00 – 11:00 AM All-Group Session – Better Website, Better Influencer: Amy Dardis, 406 Marketing & Design, Gayle Fisher, Visit Central Montana, Tia Troy, Lightning Bug Public Relations. Moderated by Rebecca Engum,
11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 – 12:15 PM NBWA: The U.S. Beer Market: Past, Present and Future.
12:15 – 1:15 PM Sponsored Lunch by MacKenzie River Pizza.
1:15 – 1:45 PM Montana Wheat & Barley Committee.
1:45 – 2:30 PM Keynote: Josh Noel, Author of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business.
2:30 – 3:30 PM Made in Montana | Ryan Pfeifle, Farm Power Malt; Karl DeJong, Gallatin Valley Malt Co.; TJ Carlson, Black Eagle Brewing; Tom Britz, Glacier Hops Ranch (Moderator).
3:30 – 3:45 PM Break
3:45 – 4:45 PM Chimay: Join Chimay.
4:45 – 6:45 PM Beer Expo: The Beer Expo is your opportunity to taste beers and meet representatives from all of our sponsors:
Blacksmith Brewing, Cheeses of Europe, Chimay; Global Beer
CraftBeer.com, Discover Kalispell, Downtown Great Falls Association
Glacier Hops Ranch, Glacier Restaurant Group / MacKenzie River Pizza
Jeremiah Johnson Brewing , Malteurop, Montana Brewers Association
MT Wheat & Barley Commission, National Beer Wholesalers Association
Rogue Ales & Spirits, Visit Great Falls Montana, Visit Helena, Wildwood Brewing
6:45 PM Dinner at Jeremiah Johnson Brewery (Depart from Hotel Lobby).
9:00 – 11:00 PM Optional Hop On Craft Beer Tour (Downtown Great Falls): The Hop On Craft Beer Tour will feature 18 different locations around the Electric City.