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2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference

Santa Rosa, CA  –  February 27, 2015  –  Beer Cider & Spirits conference logo 2015The 2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference will convene the dynamic Sonoma County craft beer, cider and spirits industry for a half-day event to be held on February 27, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, CA. 

“It is wonderful to see the overwhelming interest in this conference,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Susan Gorin. “Sonoma County is proud to be a regional leader in beer, cider, and spirits production and we are delighted to host this conference in our community in support of many local businesses and entrepreneurs.” 

Keynoting the event will be Fritz Maytag and Keith Greggor, the previous and current owner of the renowned Anchor Brewing Company, headquartered in San Francisco. Hear about the brilliant professional relationship that fostered a successful synergy and an amenable transition from Maytag to Greggor in 2010. 

Maytag is a craft brewing legend in the United States, and after 45 years as the head of Anchor Brewing Company, Maytag sold to Greggor and Anchor Brewers & Distillers LLC was formed. Maytag developed Anchor Brewing Company into one of the most well established craft brewing companies in the nation, and to expand its portfolio, Greggor brings years of experience in the distilled spirits industry to the company. Anchor Brewers & Distillers LLC includes brands such as Anchor Brewing Company and Anchor Distilling Company, among others. Maytag has remained Chairman Emeritus for Anchor, and believes that “Anchor will be enjoyed in San Francisco for generations to come” under Greggor’s leadership. 

With a sold-out event this year, Sonoma County’s second industry conference is a unique opportunity to network across this thriving sector. Four breakout sessions will cover wastewater, retail, financing, and regulations. From producers to suppliers to professional service providers, attendees will leave the conference with a fresh insight into the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry. 

Please note that registration is full at this time, but a waitlist is available at Registration will not be available at the door.