2016 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference sponsor and vendor reservations are now being accepted!
Sign up soon, only a limited number of sponsorships and vendor spaces are available.
November 9, 2015 - Author: Rob Sirrine, Rob Sirrine, Ashley McFarland and Erin Lizotte, Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Brewers Guild are pleased to announce the 2016 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference vendor and sponsor page is now open! The conference will take place at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City March 16-17, 2016.
Thanks to program partners and many sponsors, the 2015 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference had over 350 participants attend from 44 Michigan Counties, 11 states, and Canada. It featured three tracks for attendees (introductory hops, advanced hops, and barley/malting) as well as production facility tours, and a brewer/grower mixer. The 2016 Great Lakes Hop and Barley conference will be the major craft beer supply conference of the year. If you are a farmer interested in growing hops or barley or a brewer wanting to learn more about purchasing Michigan grown products, you do not want to miss this event.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 conference, please see the MSU Extension sponsorship packet. Sponsorship opportunities, such as advertisement placement, will be determined on a first come first serve basis. To sign up as a sponsor please visit the Conference registration website.
Based on tremendous interest, we are also pleased to include a trade and equipment show at the 2016 conference. Vendors can sign up for a six foot table space and for equipment space as well. Vendor space is limited and will also be offered on a first come first serve basis. For those interested in signing up for the trade show as a vendor, please register online.
For more information on hops including presentations from the 2015 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference please visit our website. Please check back often for participant registration information as well.