The learning portion of the conference will feature morning and afternoon sessions on a variety of topics, including distribution, sustainability, water quality, small business practices and the Cicerone Certification Program designed to extensively educate beer professionals in order to enhance the beer serving and tasting experience for consumers. This year’s keynote speaker will be Neil Witte, Quality Ambassador for the national Brewers Association, author and twenty-plus year veteran of the craft beer business. Witte is currently one of only thirteen Master Cicerones, the highest level of Cicerone certification and a recognition of “outstanding tasting abilities with an encyclopedic knowledge of commercial beers.”
Registration for The Natural State of Beer is $100.00 and includes lunch and refreshments. Discounts are available for Arkansas Brewers Guild member breweries and member employees. For more information, please visit arkansasbrewersguild.org.