Are you a craft brewer or involved in the craft beer industry? America’s largest gathering of the craft brewing industry is just around the corner. Over 13,000 people will be heading to Denver next month for the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and the BrewExpo America Trade Show. Read more to find out what to expect at CBC and what the Carboard Cutout Standees team has planned for the show!

BrewExpo America Convention.

Denver Hosts 2019 Craft Brewers Convention | Photo by Jeffery Beall | CC BY

What Is the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC)?

Held April 8-11 at the Colorado Convention Center the conference includes seminars, keynote/general sessions, Welcome Reception, sponsored demonstrations & hospitality suites, and bootcamps. No matter if you are a long-time brewer or just starting to plan your business; there is something for everyone in the brewing industry at CBC.

The conference schedule includes 80+ seminars. Different seminar tracks are included. These range from Start-Ups to Technical Brewing. Learn about Government Affairs, Export Development, and Safety and Sustainability. Don’t forget our favorite – Selling and Marketing! Every facet of craft beer and brewing is covered by the seminars.

Craft beer and brewing seminars.

Craft Brewing Seminars | Photo by Thomas Cizauskas | CC BY

However, there are more than just seminars. The BrewExpo America tradeshow runs along with the conference on April 9-11.

Who Should Attend BrewExpo America

This is an industry only event and not open to the general public. If you registered to attend the Craft Brewers Conference, you’re in! All conference attendees get access to the trade show. You can also register for the trade show only. Even if you are not a member of the Brewer’s Association you can purchase a pass. If you want to meet with a specific supplier at the show you may be able to get a pass via the supplier. Each exhibitor has a number of 1-day passes available to give to guests.

700+ vendors will be exhibiting at this year’s show. You will be able to shop for any product or service related to craft beer. Planning a brewery and need a building? Talk with contractors and builders. Need brewing equipment for your brewery? Meet with companies that do everything from brew kettles to fermenters. Have your equipment but looking for a unique hop supplier. See what the latest varieties are. Looking for a faster canning line? See lines in operation and ask your questions of the suppliers.

Brewing and brewery restaurant buyers can meet with the suppliers and develop profitable relationships. Discover the latest and best products and services for your brewing operation. It is the only event that covers brew pubs, breweries, and wholesalers.

What is the Cardboard Cutout Standees Team Planning?

We will be highlighting a couple of new offerings that will help you sell more beer! Stop by booth 4013 to see what we have to offer.

Our beer-proof cutouts were a hit last year, but we have improved them for 2019. We now print these on Bubble-X. Get true to life images without the lines that coroplast have.

You can also think big! We upgraded our equipment to allow us to print cutouts up to 5’ wide by 10’ tall. See an example of what one of these giant cutouts can do for you brand.

You wouldn’t want flat beer. Well your displays no longer need to be flat either. Come see a couple of examples of the 3-D StackaWrap product. Get a photo realistic replica of your can or bottle to show off your craft beer brand. These still ship flat so you can get them to your retailers economically. Plus, they can be re-wrapped to keep them fresh with seasonal branding.

Stackawrap beer bottle.

Come See the New StackaWrap!

We will have a giant beer glass and a “Shelfie”. The “Shelfie” allows you to sell your product right out of the display! The display doubles as a product shelf.

Events and Nightlife

The CBC and BrewExpo doesn’t need to be all work! There are 62 Brewers Association member breweries and retailers in the greater Denver area alone! Take some time to check out the local flavor. Many of these member breweries will have special events, collaboration brews, and more planned.

There are also several after-hours events planned for the week as well. See the full schedule of events here.

If you are looking for a better way to sell more beer, stop by and see us! We hope to see you in Denver!


  • Jason Frank

    Jason Frank is the Co-Founder and Vice President at Cardboard Cutout Standees. After 25 years of selling factory automation he started the company with one of his college roommates. The company has grown to one of the largest providers of large format custom printed products in the United States. Along with the namesake cardboard cutout standees, they also provide BigHeads, Point of Purchase Displays, Wall Murals, and Wall Decals to a diverse client base across the US and Canada. When not focused on the business, you usually find Jason either on the road biking or our in the woods and fields of western Wisconsin.

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