Brewers of Pennsylvania to Host 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium 2017

Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium

Brewers of Pennsylvania to Host 2017 Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium in State College

Pennslyvania Representative Paul Costa, Liquor Control Democratic Chair, to Keynote

The Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, will host the 3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium. This important 2-day event features a keynote address from House Liquor Control Committee Democratic Chairman, Paul Costa.  The Symposium will take place at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA Sept 7-8, 2017 – one day before the intrastate rivalry football game between Penn State and Pitt. With the science of brewing and business of brewing as the focus, attendees will be exposed to valuable resources and insights.

“Each year, the BOP Mid-Atlantic Symposium has grown with brewers throughout the state receiving valuable education and insight into the business, science, and network of brewing,” said Dan LaBert Executive Director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania. “This influential event is geared toward helping Pa. brewers, big and small, build their brand and increase business, while also giving them a unique perspective on Pennsylvania’s ever-changing craft beer landscape.”

Due to the recent changes in Pennsylvania liquor laws, presenters at the Symposium, co-sponsored by American Keg, Bad Rhino, and Wells Fargo, will review those changes, and educate brewers on the impact they have on Pennsylvania brewing.


THURSDAY – Sept. 7
Letterman’s Sports Grill & Gastro Pub from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Welcome Reception + Brewer Prize Drawing: 3 Liquid Integrity InstaRinse Portable Glass Rinser (value $125 per), Amazon Gift Cards & more!

FRIDAY – Sept. 8
Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Symposium begins with breakfast followed by a State of the Union address from Chris Lampe, BOP President, and Co-owner of Weyerbacher Brewing Company. PA.

House Liquor Committee Co-Chairman, Paul Costa (Pa. District 34, serving Allegheny County) will be the keynote speaker during the Symposium Luncheon.

Lunch is followed by 8 seminars.

Seminars Topics:

45-minute seminars from leaders in the craft brewing industry

  • Legal Updates
  • Producing Hard Cider and Federal/PA Labeling Requirements
  • Think Like a CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Current and Future Plans for Hops Trials and Research
  • Brewing Up Capital
  • Funding Brewery Expansion
  • Great Beer is Not Enough: How Social Media Can Create Raving Fans and Increase Consumer Demand
  • Protect Yourself and Your Brewery

> See The Full Schedule

The Cost

  • BOP Members: FREE to BOP members. 2 person / representative max. Additional tickets are available at $50/person.
  • Non Member Attendee: $99
  • Non Member Licensed Breweries: $199

> Get Tickets or RSVP if Member

About the Brewers of Pennsylvania – The Brewers of Pennsylvania is a 501c6 trade association that brings together leaders of Pa.-based breweries in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state. The Brewers of Pennsylvania, a strong and influential organization, serves the consuming
public of Pa. by encouraging brand diversity in the market. BOP members employ an estimated 10,000 employees earning $296 million in wages and generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the state. Its signature annual event is the popular Meeting of the Malts.


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