We know it is often said, but we could not hold the Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference without our sponsors. Please see below for our growing list of sponsors, who have all stepped up to support our efforts to provide an outstanding experience for attendees.
- If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Reno Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.758.8687 ext: 704
- If you would like to host a future Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, please complete our Host Application
Idaho draws—and awes—hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The influx of tourism dollars is a huge boon to our state economy, directly supporting businesses that offer outstanding recreation, lodging diversity, fine dining, and more. Specifically, according to the U.S. Travel Association, Idaho’s $3.7 billion tourism industry employs more than 45,500 Idahoans and generates $475 million in local, state, and federal tax revenues. This is equivalent to saving every Idaho household $740 in taxes annually. Idaho Commerce’s Tourism Development team takes the lead in showcasing all the ways people can play in the Gem State through advertising, public relations, social networking, maintaining the volumes of information on our main tourism website, Visit Idaho, and more. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter at @visitidaho and Instagram. #visitidaho #pintsupidaho idahocraftbeermonth.com
The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (#visitboise) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982. Our mission is to enhance the City of Boise’s economy through the marketing, promotion and selling of the city and region as a site for conventions, corporate meetings, trade shows, leisure travel, cultural, sports and special events. Every year Boise hosts hundreds of meetings and special events. These events are significant contributors to our local economy. Visitor spending filters down to more tax income, more jobs, and more business for local hotels, restaurants and countless service providers. We invite you to see all that Boise has to offer! Check out our outdoor activities and arts scene. Want more? Learn about our growing wine region and breweries or thriving dining scene. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter at @BoiseCVB and Instagram.
Gooding Farms grows multiple varieties of hops including Apollo, Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Super Galena, and Zeus. Gooding Farms will be hosting BMTC18 attendees for a tour, dinner, and tasting. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @goodingfarms!
The Idaho Barley Commission is a self-governing agency of the State of Idaho established in 1988 that serves to enhance the profitability of the Idaho barley growers through research, market development, promotion, information and education. The commission is funded by Idaho barley growers through a checkoff assessment on barley grown, and is governed by a board of three Idaho barley growers and one industry representative. The IBC mission is accomplished by identifying and fully utilizing available resources and organizations to promote and further develop the barley industry in the state of Idaho. Commission partners include National Barley Growers Association, Idaho Grain Producers Association, U.S. Grains Council and the National Barley Improvement Committee. Idaho is the top barley producing state in the country growing more than 34% of the nation’s barley crop. Last year 530,000 acres of barley were harvested in Idaho yielding 53,530,000 total bushels of barley. Follow them on Facebook.
Idaho Brewers United is a non-profit 501(c)6 trade organization founded in 2012 and is dedicated to the craft beer industry in Idaho. Our efforts are focused on Legislative/Regulatory, Education, and Promotion. IBU membership includes Idaho craft breweries, breweries-in-planning, associated-industry businesses and craft beer enthusiasts. Members of IBU make-up a dynamic and connected community who support, protect, and promote the craft beer industry across the state and beyond. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
The Idaho Department of Agriculture was established in 1919 to serve and regulate Idaho’s strongest industry, a way of life for communities across the state. Idaho’s 25,000 farms and ranches produce more than 185 different commodities, and the state is ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. for production of more than 25 crops and livestock. Follow them on Facebook.
We’re Here for the Hops Located in the heart of Idaho hop country, Mill 95 is the region’s only truly independent hops provider. Now in our third year, the Mill’s unique combination of scale, expertise, and agility delivers a versatile range of craft-relevant, on-site capabilities, including great hops originating from Idaho, the Northwest and beyond. more about us at Mill95hops.com or join us on Facebook.
The Southwest Idaho Travel Association is the regional tourism marketing organization for Southwest Idaho. Our mission is to share the beauty and adventure of Southwest Idaho with the world, ultimately increasing tourism and building Idaho’s economy. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @visitswidaho and Instagram!
The Idaho Hop Commission was formed in 1955 to market and protect Idaho Hops, and to conduct relevant research for their continued growth and health. In 2018 Idaho moved into second place in hop acreage planted and hop yield. Hops are grown in Northern Idaho and in the Treasure Valley, and harvest begins the end of August, and continues through the first of October. The top five varieties of hops grown in Idaho include Chinook; Citra®; Cascade; Amarillo®; and Mosaic®. “Always Specify Idaho”
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, processing over 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services and robust e-commerce fulfillment to over 4,100 venues, theaters, arenas, festivals, brewery tours and multi-use facilities. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @EtixWorld and Instagram!
The Idaho Lodging and Restaurant Association is dedicated to preserving and improving the hospitality industry in Idaho by proactively creating a favorable political and regulatory environment and promoting and delivering programs, resources and benefits that address the needs of its members to help its members succeed.
St. Pete/Clearwater is home to 35 miles of award-winning white sand beaches, including TripAdvisor’s No. 1 Clearwater beach, and Florida’s largest craft brewery scene with more than 40 local spots. Explore them all and order your very own Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport at GulpCoast.com. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @VSPC and Instagram! #GulpCoast, #LiveAmplified
Bandwango’s Destination Experience Engine (DXE) is an end-to-end solution allowing DMOs to curate and deliver an infinite set of paid and free experiences into passports, trails and marketplaces that engage and convert locals and visitors alike. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @bandwango!
DAS BOOT!! Beer Fest Boots is a leading provider of customized Beer Boots, Octoberfest Mugs, Beer Babes and custom craft-beer glasses and mugs. We specialize in personalization in all its forms: names and dates, sayings and expressions, corporate logos and custom artwork, as well as decal application and supplying blanks boots. We offer boots in 5 sizes, from quarter-liter to 3 liter capacity, providing the perfect option for corporate events and promotions in addition to groomsman gifts, bachelor parties, wedding gifts, sports trophies, 21st birthday presents and any occasion where a unique and personalized gift is required. Our decal process offers access to full-color renditions of your logo and we can personalize Mug Club glasses for your regulars. Visit us at www.beerfestboots.com.
BBM!, based in the USA, specializes in fun, small, educational & affordable beer tours of Belgium, France & the Netherlands for people from all over the world. All tours begin and end in Belgium. In 2008, our first tour consisted of three paying travelers driving around in a Volvo station wagon on what is now known as the Lonely Monks Trappist Tour. Since then, we’ve expanded our number of tours to more than 15 each year. We take a lot of pride in providing eventful tours, covering more, seeing more and doing more in an efficient and relaxing fashion, than one could ever do on their own. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @beersanta and Instagram!
- Automatically ping customers who haven’t been in for 8 weeks with a welcome back coupon.
- Invite your top 100 customers last year to a pre-release tasting party.
- Collect list of willing volunteers for your next event.
- Find out how your customer hear about you.
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Travel Lane County markets Lane County as “Eugene, Cascades & Coast.” We are a private, nonprofit association funded by member support and transient room tax generated at lodging facilities and campgrounds. Our mission is to increase overnight stays within the county. As partners with business, civic, government and community groups, including our 600+ members, we provide visitors with extensive services and resources to ensure a quality visitor experience within Lane County. Learn more about our wine and beer scene on our website, Facebook, Twitter at @TravelLaneCo, and Instagram.