Brewers of Indiana Guild has named two new brewery executives to its board of directors. During the trade association's inaugural Indiana Craft Brewers Conference, eight other board members were re-elected. March 11, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2015) – 180 Indiana brewers and brewing professionals gathered this weekend in Bloomington for Brewers of Indiana Guild's first Indiana Craft Brewers Conference. The conference offered educational sessions on best practices in brewing and management from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday at Fourwinds Resort and Marina, as well as networking and beer-drinking opportunities across Bloomington on Friday and Saturday nights.

Brewing industry professionals–including renowned authors and brewers John Palmer and Stan Hieronymus; Master Officer of Indiana Excise Police, Scott Bedwell; and an array of brewing, legal and business experts–presented sessions ranging from “Quality Issues & Taste” to “Is LOCAL the New IPA? and Other Thoughts About 'Beer Fashion'.” A variety of industry vendors and sponsors attended the event as well.

“By all accounts, the conference was a rousing success,” said Greg Emig, President of Brewers of Indiana Guild. “We're looking forward to an even better event next year.”

On Sunday, Brewers of Indiana Guild, the non-profit trade association representing Indiana's 100 craft breweries, held its annual meeting and board of directors elections after the conference. The following board members were up for re-election, and all were voted onto the board again: Roger Baylor (New Albanian Brewing Company), Nick Davidson (Tin Man Brewing Company), Jeff Eaton (Barley Island Brewing Company), Greg Emig (Lafayette Brewing Company), Jon Lang (Triton Brewing Company), DJ McCallister (Black Swan Brewpub), Justin Miller (Black Acre Brewery), Clay Robinson (Sun King Brewing Company), and Blaine Stuckey (Mad Anthony Brewing Company). New to the board are Shane Pearson (Daredevil Brewing Co) and Steve Llewellyn (Function Brewing). President Emeritus Ted Miller (Outliers Brewing, Brugge Brasserie) was also voted onto the board.

Brewers of Indiana Guild has yet to determine the time and place of the next conference. The association's next event, the fifth annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival, takes place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Woolery Mill in Bloomington. Tickets are on sale now at bloomingtonbeerfest.com. Ticket sales directly support the Guild’s legislative, promotional and educational efforts for the Indiana craft brewing industry.

About Brewers of Indiana Guild

Brewers of Indiana Guild was organized in 2000 to provide a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana. We promote public awareness and appreciation for the award-winning quality and variety of beer produced in Indiana, advocate for favorable regulatory treatment from state and federal agencies, provide support to brewers throughout the state, and, along with the City of Indianapolis, co-own Tomlinson Tap Room, where you’ll find only Indiana beers all the time. For more information, visit drinkIN.beer.

Source: Brewers of Indiana Guild

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