​ 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

​ 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference


2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TUESDAY, MARCH 27: Conference

The 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will feature multiple tracks with sessions covering legal issues, tax issues, marketing, distribution, beer and cider production issues. Hear from Government officials, craft beverage industry representatives, university researchers, extension educators, brewers, and cider makers about important topics related to your business and industry.

The event includes a trade show and opportunities for networking (including a Social Hour following the sessions) with others in your industry.

COST: $100/person ($90 for each additional person from the same brewery/cidery/farm); price includes a light breakfast, lunch, an evening social hour and a 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage glass.

Be sure to register early (before March 20th) to avoid the late registration price of $115.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28: Field Trips

As part of the 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension will host two field trips. People will chose between a Brewery or Cidery field trip. The field trips are open to the public.

COST: $20/person includes refreshments. 2 field trips are planned, choose 1.

  • This Brewery Field Trip will visit Fleur de Lis Beer Works. Fleur de Lis will be brewing a batch of beer while we’re there so participants will have the opportunity to observe and ask questions about the beer-making process.
  • The Cidery Field Trip will visit Red Jacket Orchards juice pressing operations and tree nursery as well as a local cidery (TBD).


Branding in the Craft Beverage Industry 

Bottling Line Sanitation 

How the New Tax Law could effect Breweries and Cideries

New York State Liquor Authority

The state of the New York Craft Beer Industry 

Cider (TBD)

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Cider Apple Supply Chain Survey


(Download FORM for Tradeshow)

The 2018 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference is proudly sponsored by Waterloo Container.

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Derek Simmonds
Agricultural Economic Development Specialist


del Lago Resort & Casino
1133 NY-414
Waterloo, NY 13165