The Craft Brewers Conference, this year held in San Diego, officially began last Thursday — as it always does — with all the Brewers Association members assembled in a large hall for the “Welcome and Keynote Address.” During this time, they also present three awards important within the craft beer industry.
After opening remarks from BA President Charlie Papazian, Tom Nickel gave the history of San Diego, the area’s beer community, along with tips on what to see and do in the city.
Dr. Michael Lewis, from U.C. Davis, received one of the three awards.
As did Vinnie Cilurzo, from Russian River Brewing.
For more information and photos from this year’s first day of the Craft Brewers Conference, visit the photo gallery.