We recently attended our first CBIA (Craft Beer Industry Association) meeting.
It was a long day and a big drive but it was totally worth it! It's nice to see that the CBIA is proactively involved in the industry and that some key breweries are behind it and really giving it some momentum. We met some great people (you might even say craft beer celebrities), drank some great beer and came home with some amazing ideas and advice.
I think its pretty safe to say we were the most micro of the micro breweries in attendance but we just felt like one of the crew.
It was really comforting to know that there are so many people in the industry that just want to make GREAT! beer.