Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beer Bloggers Conference 2016 in Tampa

Owen and The Beer Wench had the good fortune to share a weekend in Florida with a crowd of other beer journalists from around the country at the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference in Tampa on July 8-10. 
Highlights of the annual event included a stirring introductory address from the Brewers Association's Julia Herz, an update on the craft beer industry in Florida, a delicious reception hosted by Green Flash, seminars on increasing engagement in social media, a writing discussion from Bob Townsend and Carla Jean Lauter, visual content tips from Deschutes' Gina Schauland, and a sour beer tasting with the guys from Petrus in Belgium.
Live, speed rotation beer blogging is always a blast at the event, along with Sunday's seminars on building a beer community and growing beer tourism. The post-conference bus excursion to St. Pete and Clearwater was filled with amazing beer and useful networking. 
If you dabble in beer blogging, consider attending next summer's conference to be held in the classic beer town of Milwaukee! Here's the LINK for more information.

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