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Annual Winter Conference & Trade Show

January 10-12, 2018

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center & Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo

About the Event:

The Annual Winter Conference takes place each year in January and offers brewery personnel a high quality educational experience that is both local and affordable. This event is a collaborative effort between the Michigan Brewers Guild and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) -District Michigan.

The conference includes presentations by experienced professionals from within Michigan as well as from across the national craft beer community. Presentations cover relevant topics focused on the technical aspects of beer production as well as beer sales and marketing. Additional highlights are a Sensory Evaluation Workshop, the Great Beer State dinner reception featuring extraordinary presentations of beer & food pairings and the annual Trade Show (see below).

The conference schedule, including sessions and speakers, will be posted here by November 1, 2018.

Allied Member Trade Show:

We are excited to announce a new format to the Michigan Brewers Guild Allied Member Trade Show!

As the Guild continues to grow its membership – in terms of both brewery and allied members – we’ve found it necessary to reorganize the layout of our Annual Conference & Trade Show. In 2018, the Allied Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, January 10 from 1-6pm at the Wings Event Center on Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo

Current Allied Members may register for both the Trade Show and the Conference on a first-come, first-served basis beginning mid-October and is based on current membership status. Allied members will be contacted directly in order of their membership tiers to purchase a trade show booth ($500) and to register attendees ($225). If you are an existing member, please look for an email from MBG Publicist Dianna Stampfler over the next month (from

If you are interested in becoming an Allied Trade member and participating in the Trade Show, visit our Business Membership page or email

Meet our supporters specializing in equipment, raw materials, supplies, and goods & services specific to the brewing industry. Many Allied Trade members offer special deals or discounts to Michigan Brewers Guild members.

Trade show vendors must be Allied Trade Members of the Guild. For information, visit or email

Vendor registration for the trade show opens to our Allied Trade business partners in mid-November.

2017 Conference Presentations are available in the Member Access area of the website.

Our mailing address: Michigan Brewers Guild • 225 W Washtenaw, Suite C • Lansing, MI 48933

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