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13th December 2022

2023 CA Craft Beer Summit – Closing Session Panel Announced

Summit Closing Session with Ken, Natalie and Vinnie!

CCBA is delighted to announce that Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo and Ken Grossman will be headlining the closing Tap Talk session at the 2023 California Craft Beer Summit.

Ken Grossman founded Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in 1980, and is known throughout the beer industry for his uncompromising approach to quality, financial savviness, and firm belief that a rising tide lifts all boats. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is a steadfastly family owned and operated business, run on Grossman’s philosophy of environmental, social and economic health.

Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo are co-owners of the renowned Russian River Brewing Company and have been in the craft beer industry since 1994.They opened Russian River Brewing in 2004 and their beer shave won countless awards, in 2017 they were awarded the “Brewers Association Recognition Award” for their outstanding contributions to the craft brewing community.

These three influential craft brewers will provide insights on how they’ve managed their businesses during the last few tumultuous years; how they’ve pivoted to new opportunities; valuable lessons learned and what they see for the future of craft beer in 2023 and beyond.

The panel will be on Wednesday, March 22 on the expo hall floor as part of the Summit closing brunch session. Attendees will enjoy brunch bites, beermosas, micheladas, and of course specialty beer releases as the Summit week wraps up.

Make your plans to attend the Summit:

  • CCBA members receive 40% off on registration!
  • Summit passes start at $199 for members.
  • Group Discount: Register 4 or more attendees and receive $100 off! (Use code 100OFF4 on your 4th registration)
  •  Book your hotel room here, with the discounted room rate!

Press release from California Craft Beer Summit.

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