The Southern Brewers Conference is a regional brewing industry event.
The conference includes a two and a half day trade show, educational seminars, social events, and more. This conference is focused on 13 Southern States which include: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The South is the fastest growing region for Craft Beer and we intend to showcase the companies, breweries, and resources that can be found in these 13 states. We will donate 10% of net proceeds to guilds from these states that have at least 10 paid breweries in attendance in 2017. In 2016 6 out of 13 states received a donation in the amount of $1100.
The Second Annual conference will be held August 23-25, 2017 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. For year two we are offering an expanded trade show with 80+ vendor booths, and extra day of tradeshow hours, and several beer stations throughout the hall.
The Southern Brewers Conference will be a collaboration between Candace Price, founder of Half Full Productions and Matthew Leff, founder of Rhizome Productions Inc. Both companies are based in Nashville and focus on event production in the food and beverage sector.
Half Full Productions started and has hosted the Music City Brewers Festival since 2002, as well as other long standing events including Taste of Music City, Wine on the River and more. Rhizome Productions has been hosting several craft beer focused festivals in Nashville since 2011, and also hosts similar events in Chattanooga, TN, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas.
Both Rhizome Productions and Half Full Productions is committed to supporting the Craft Brewing community and industry in the South. Our intent is to further that mission by hosting the Southern Brewers Conference.
We look forward to hosting the Southern Brewers Conference and helping the industry grow collectively here in Nashville!
Need to contact us? Here is is the best way to reach us
Sponsorship/Tradeshow: Emily Stewart (615) 300-5070
General Information: Candace Price (615) 456-9059
Brewery Participation: Matt Leff (615) 499-6476