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march, 2017

31mar8:00 am- 6:00 pm2017 New England Craft Brew SummitPortland, ME

Event Details

Hosted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild, the 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit is the premier business-to-business conference covering both the technical aspects of brewing and running a brewery. This year’s theme will focus on sustaining growth across the Northeast and beyond. Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, and Katie Marisic, federal affairs manager for the Brewers Association will deliver the keynote on the economic growth of the industry, and how public policy can support or hinder expansion.

New to this year’s Summit, brewer attendees will have the opportunity to send beer samples to the University of Southern Maine QC2 Lab ahead of the event, and discuss the quality and assurance analysis results on-site with lab staff.

Registration and sponsorship information can be found at

Keynotes: Bart Watson, PhD is the Chief Economist at the Brewers Association. Bart constantly evaluates the financial and economic aspects of beer across the country. With a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Bart provides insight on trends and statistics in the beer industry.

Katie Marisic is the Federal Affairs Manager at the Brewers Association. Katie is an advocate for the craft beer industry on Capitol Hill. In addition to helping open Atlas Brew Works in Washington D.C., Katie plans and executes legislative, regulatory and political strategies to drive the association’s federal affairs presence.


(Friday) 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center

88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME


Maine Brewers' Guild