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presented by Deutsche Beverage Technology

MARCH 22-25 | Albany Capital Center




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Registration Closed

We look forward to seeing you at the premier gathering of the NYS craft beer industry.

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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.



Sam Calagione
presented by Fisher Phillips
Dogfish Head, Boston Beer Company

Sam Calagione opened Dogfish Head in 1995. It has grown into a 400+ person company and is one of the most recognized breweries in the country. In July 2019, Dogfish Head proudly merged with the Boston Beer Company. Sam’s innovative style and collaborative spirit has earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s most adventurous entrepreneurs and brewers. Sam has authored four books and was named the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2017. 

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Dr. J
Jackson -Beckham
Equity & Inclusion Partner,
Brewers Association

Dr. J Jackson-Beckham dedicated her academic career to the study of American beer. Today, she helps craft beverage organizations develop inclusive, equitable, and just practices that drive success, build communities, and empower individuals through her consultancy, Crafted For All, LLC. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Craft x EDU (pronounced “craft by E-D-U”), a nonprofit whose mission is to champion equity, inclusion, and justice in the craft brewing community through education and professional development. Today, Jackson-Beckham leads the BA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) department as the association’s Equity & Inclusion Partner. 

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2 Days - 40 Breakout Sessisons

The deadline to submit an abstract for a conference breakout session has passed. If you have a topic idea, you can email it to

The committee will consider all ideas until the schedule is full.

Exhibit Hall

Open 9AM - 5PM Thursday & Friday

The schedule allows time for conference attendees to visit all 85 exhibitors from companies across the US. Located on the 2nd floor of the Albany Capital Center, the hall is easily accessible by elevator or escalator from the breakout sessions.


Supplier Showcase

  • Alta Vista Farm Hops >>>

  • Chimney Bluffs Hoppery >>>

  • Cornell University Malting Barley Research & Extension Program >>>

  • Farms2Tables >>>

  • Hudson Valley Malt >>>

  • New York Craft Malt >>>

  • New York Farm Bureau >>>

  • New York Grown & Certified >>>

  • NY Hop Guild >>>

  • The Bineyard >>>



presented by ABS Commercial


To date ABS Commercial has made it possible for 12 NYS breweries to attend the New York State Brewers Conference at no cost.

Each winning brewery receives a package that includes conference registration for one person plus hotel accommodations for Thursday and Friday nights.


Congrats to the 2022 ABS Commercial Scholarship Winners!

(Binghamton Brewing Company, Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company, Broken Bow Brewery)



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 2/18/2022 or until sold-out

  • Click here to reserve at discounted rate.


Hilton Albany (.2 mi.)

40 Lodge St, Albany, NY

(518) 462-6611


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