March 4-6, 2019 in Edmonton, AB

Welcome to the 3rd annual Alberta Craft Brewing Convention!

Click here to view the 2019 schedule.*

Click here to buy tickets.

*This schedule is in progress, please check back for updates. Click here to view last year’s final schedule.

This event is for ASBA members, groups in the brewery planning process and invited industry guests only. Email lauren.reid@albertabrewers.ca to inquire about attendance opportunities.

Taking place in the heart of downtown Edmonton, the third installment of the Alberta Craft Brewing Convention will welcome approximately 500 people for networking, learning, and celebration. 

Over three (3) days, we will present informative speakers, networking opportunities, and the chance to get up close and personal with the major players of the Alberta craft brewing industry.

Monday, March 4 will feature a pre-convention workshop aimed at helping breweries to improve their tourism offerings. Later that evening we will host a networking event across various local breweries, transportation will be made available.

Tuesday, March 5 will be kicked off with a pre-convention workshop tailored towards breweries-in-planning. This will be followed by an Edmonton Tour (more information to come shortly). That evening Olds College Brewery Students will show off their wares at a tasting salon followed immediately by the official Alberta Craft Brewing Convention kick off—the Welcome Reception and Trade Show Scavenger Hunt! This portion will be filled with networking opportunities and craft beverages.

At the full-day conference on Wednesday, March 6, we will discuss marketing and business, quality and technical issues, as well as collaborative initiatives through speakers, panels and concurrent breakout sessions. The theme for this year’s speakers will be "quality and consistency."

Finally, we wrap it all up with a night of celebration at the second annual Alberta Beer Awards on Wednesday, March 6 at the Starlite Room in downtown Edmonton.

Join us and participate in shaping the future of craft in this province!

Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor Fee ($1,200) includes:

1 – Alberta Craft Brewing Convention registration*
1 – 10x10 booth
Draped booth – 8’ back wall, 3’ side walls
2 – padded chairs
1 – 6’ skirted table
Free wifi
*Rate for additional registrations is $150 if booked by January 31.

We are contacting companies that exhibited at ACBC 2018 first, then working through the list of applications for 2019.

Click here to apply to exhibit at ACBC 2019 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Lauren Reid at lauren.reid@albertabrewers.ca for sponsorship opportunities.

  • A prime exhibitor booth location included with convention sponsorships (dependent on sponsorship level).

  • First right of refusal goes to ACBC 2018 sponsors.

Hotel Block

A rate of $169* per night at The Westin Edmonton is available until February 4th for convention attendees. (10135 100 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N7).

Click here to book your group rate for The Alberta Craft Brewing Convention

*The rate of $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes is for single and double occupancy rooms. Note that rooms with more than double occupancy may be charged a higher rate.