This year’s Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference is taking place in Loudoun County, Virginia with approximately 150 beer writers and bloggers in attendance. It’s a small crew, but that number has been growing every year since the conference’s founding in 2010. Here’s a few reasons why I’m pumped for this year’s conference!
The historic Pabst Brewery campus closed without notice in 1996 while under a different ownership group. The abrupt closure left hundreds of Milwaukeeans unemployed and the buildings sat empty until September 11, 2001. That was the day Jim Haertel heard the news that his offer to purchase the Pabst Brewery was accepted.
The Beer Bloggers Conference has been happening every August since 2010 and just like the craft beer world, there are more and more bloggers every year. This year about 100 bloggers were in attendance for a long weekend full of beer, networking, and exploring.