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MARCH 22-24 | Albany Capital Center




Registration Open!

Join your colleagues for the premier gathering of the NYS craft beer industry.



2 Full Days of Content • 85 Exhibitors

The NYS Brewers Conference is the fastest growing state-level brewers conference in the country. We look forward to seeing you at the Albany Capital Center in downtown Albany. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn, gather resources and connect with industry professionals.


Key Dates

March 10

DEADLINE: Attendee Registration

February 25

Renaissance Hotel Discount Ends

Keynote Speaker 

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Ben Foster
Preisdent, Fosterra®

Ben is a champion for clean energy and sustainability programs across the United States and internationally. He has worked on hundreds of private and public-sector projects from strategy and planning through deployment and operations as President of Fosterra® LLC. Based in Upstate New York, Ben is an avid fan of craft brewing and artisanal products.

In addition to working with small and mid-sized brewers on their journey to a more sustainable future, he also supports New Belgium Brewing’s industrywide sustainability efforts and carbon-neutral flagship brand – Fat Tire.


Ben is an invited guest speaker at events and institutions internationally  on on the topics of commercial and government energy strategy, solar project economics, cleantech innovation, clean transportation, product lifecycle management, and global supply chain operations. 



2 Days • 40+ Breakout Sessions

Stay tuned, more sessions & full schedule to be announced!

  • Full Spectrum Hop Sensory Training

  • Managing Your Team with A Scorecard System

  • Mental Health-An Honest Conversation

  • Brewery Yield Improvements

  • Retaining Customers While Making Money Through Merchandising

  • Advancing Sustainability in Brewing Operations

  • Your Brewery Financial Toolkit: A Crash Course about Financial KPIs to Guide Your Brewery to Better Profitability 

  • Considerations for Growing a Brewery

  • Sustainability/Yeast Management

  • Yeast Management Best Practices: Dry Hopped Beers

  • Unraveling Thiol Sensory in Beer - Malt, Hops and Thiolized Yeast

  • Farm Brewery 100% - AMA

  • What is Your Brewery Worth and What Are Your Future Plans?

  • Industry Insights: Tracking Trends in U.S. Craft

  • Service Models for Your Taproom: What Model is Best for You?

  • Taproom Accounting: More Than Just the101

  • High Thiol Cascade

  • Creating your Own Financial Crystal Ball: Projections, "What if" Scenarios and Taking Action

  • Brewing Sustainably, Examples from Leading Breweries Around the Country



The following hotels are within walking distance of the Albany Capital Center:


Renaissance Hotel (connected to ACC)

144 State St, Albany, NY

(518) 992-2500

  • Room block with discounted rates until 2/25/2023 or until sold-out

  • Click here to reserve at discounted rate.


Hilton Albany (.2 mi.) >>>

40 Lodge St, Albany, NY

(518) 462-6611

*Downtown, indoor pool


Fairfield Inn (.3 mi.) >>>

74 State St, Albany, NY

518) 434-7410


2022 Sponsors



The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is a non-profit organization that supports the craft beer industry through advocacy, education, and promotion.


Today, there are more licensed breweries in NYS than at any other point in history. The NYSBA works to unify the industry in order to have continued success legislatively, ensuring a positive economic environment for breweries to thrive.


Ranking #2 in the US for number of breweries, the NYSBA has more than 300 active members. NYS craft beer thrives because of our community of breweries, allied members, partners and craft beer enthusiasts. #thinkNYdrinkNY