Ready to achieve your dream in the craft beer industry?
What We Promise
- Expert speakers
- Valuable content
- Networking opportunities, including a private Facebook group just for attendees
- Safety procedures in place for COVID-19
What You Do
- Register for the 2021 BMTC
- Attend, take notes, and learn
- Network with your peers: before, during, and after the event
- Execute what you learn
Nearly 40 craft breweries make up the Richmond Beer Trail. Local breweries like Hardywood, Triple Crossing, Strangeways and the Veil are racking up awards and fans nationwide. Stone Brewing Co. Richmond opened its doors in 2016. Richmond has breweries on farms (Lickinghole Creek), with beer gardens (Center of the Universe), and on the strip in Carytown (Garden Grove).
Our host hotel is the Omni Hotel Richmond (100 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219, 804-344-7000), located in the heart of the city. The recently refurbished guest rooms all have a view of the city or the St. James River. We have a room rate of $159, which is a good deal for this centrally-located, four-star hotel. With five breweries within walking distance, you’ll have plenty of options for your free time. Our room block link will be posted here soon.
The Omni is located eight miles from Richmond International Airport, with direct routes to 22 cities including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, and other major hubs. Since you will not need a car during the conference, we suggest using Uber or Lyft to get from the airport to the hotel.
The BMTC started in 2017 in Asheville, NC. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
- BMTC 2020 St. Petersburg, FL: Agenda, Sponsors, Speakers
- BMTC 2019 Boise, ID: Agenda, Sponsors
- BMTC 2018 Burlington, VT: Agenda, Sponsors
- BMTC 2017 Asheville, NC: Agenda, Sponsors, Speakers
The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, organizer of the:
- Beer Now Conference (formerly the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference)
- International Food Blogger Conference
- Wine Media Conference
- Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference
But in truth, we are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations. We love beer, wine, and food in addition to travel so, about ten years ago, started running active tours that focused on these aspects of our culture. That got us into conference organizing in the same industries. But everything we do is still all about doing what we love.
Travel Montana is a new company we created in response to the pandemic and the resulting surge in demand for domestic travel. Montana, our home state, is one of the world’s top outdoor vacation destinations. Travel Montana has a dozen itineraries suitable for small-group private and public vacations.
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