Florida Brewers Conference 2018


The Florida Brewers Conference will provide brewery personnel and industry trades with a high quality educational experience, plus an opportunity to network and share delicious Florida craft beers during the two-day trade show.

This year, the Florida Brewers Guild is offering a sensory course as an additional component to our conference. We will cover a multitude of aromas found in beer, not just limited to off-flavors! Covering twenty (possibly more) flavors, split between commonly encountered off-flavors and positive attributes. We will look at each aroma's origins in beer, and then wrap up the course with practical application of the information we have covered (how to troubleshoot, setting up a panel at a brewery, general considerations for conducting/maintaining a panel). This course requires additional registration.

This course will be taught by Sam Swartz, Senior Lab Tech at Coppertail Brewing in Tampa, and Jennifer Sedillo, director of the USFSP Brewing Arts program.

Ticket Pricing:
Member: $185 + service fees
Non-Members: $285 + service fees
Sensory Training Course: $45 + service fees

The 2018 conference will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Located directly across the street from SeaWorld, and close by to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Discovery Cove, this resort hotel in Orlando will be our home for the conference, as well as providing a great place for those who want to bring their families along for a vacation. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring or advertising at the Florida Brewers Conference will provide your company with an increased level of exposure in front of brewery owners, managers, brewers and other industry leaders. Opportunities at all levels are available.

Download the sponsorship form here. (NOTE: Sponsorship availability subject to change. Please contact the organizer if you have any questions).



Hotel Accommodations

Rooms at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld are available at a special conference rate, starting at $139 per night.

Book your room now!

Conference attendees who are Marriott Rewards members can earn double their points (up to 100,000)

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is pleased to provide an optional Resort Fee at the rate of $25 plus tax per day to include Enhanced Wireless In-room Internet, Local and Domestic Long Distance Calls, Breakfast for Children under 12 (2 kids per 1 adult purchase, Tradewinds only), 10% Discount on dinner in Tradewinds (alcohol not included), 10% Spa discount on any treatment (does not include retail items and may not be combined with any other discounts),  Transportation to Disney World, Universal Studios and the Orlando Premium Outlets (reservations need to be made the day prior at the Navigator desk before 9pm)

Self-Parking at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld will be discounted for conference attendees.


The conference will feature presentations by experienced professionals from Florida the national craft beer community. The curriculum will be relevant to the landscape of today's business climate and will feature specific topics from the areas of production, sales and marketing, operations, economics and more. Planning is underway. Stay tuned for updates and speaker information!