NC Craft Brewers Conference

Join us for a special evening in the Highland Brewing Event Center on November 2 as we dive into issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the world of craft beer. 

J Jackson-Beckham, Principal at Crafted For All and Brewers Association Diversity Ambassador, will give a lecture on equity and inclusion in the craft beer community. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring employees and fans of craft beer. In this interactive talk and discussion panel, Dr. J will open the door for an honest and judgement-free conversation about the realities of authentically reaching populations that are underrepresented throughout the craft beer community.

A limited quantity of tickets are available for $20 to maintain safety for guests and staff. This is a 21+ event, and a beer token will be included with your ticket purchase. Tables seat a maximum of 6 guests. Cocktail seating available for 2 guests. A dinner-box option from our friends at Smash Catering will be available for an additional $13. Dinner orders must be received by October 28. (Choose from their Cuban Sandwich or Caprese Panini). There is a vegan option available by request.

4-5 PM – Event Center Welcome Reception

5-6 PM – Fans, Hands, and Brands: Moving Beyond an Introduction to Equity & Inclusion from Dr. J Jackson-Beckham

6-6:30 PM – Intermission aka Beer & Dinner Time

6:30-7:30 PM - Brands, Hands, and Fans Panel Discussion

The Brewery for All session will be available via free livestream for all NC CBC participants. However, the panel will not be streamed.


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Venue Details
Event Center
12 Old Charlotte HWY, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, United States

Independent and family owned, since 1994. Highland Brewing Company carved the path for Asheville craft and proudly roots itself in North Carolina.