2021 Virtual Finger Lakes Beverage Conference

2021 VIRTUAL Finger Lakes Beverage Conference - April 14 & 15 from Noon to 6:00pm



  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2021 Virtual FLXBevCon
Wednesday, April 14 & Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:00PM - 6:00PM (includes Happy Hour Tasting for those registered by Monday, April 5th)
Delivered via Zoom from a location of your choosing
Registration is required. Cost is $75.00 and includes link to all presentations and Happy Hours hosted by Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, War Horse Brewing Company.

A limited number of paid sponsorships are available to related craft beverage advertisers. 

For more information and registration links for participants and sponsors, go to www.flxcraftbevcon.com.

Register now to participate in the 2021 Finger Lakes Beverage Conference which has nationally recognized speakers lined up! Now including the wine industry in addition to breweries, cideries, distilleries, meaderies and wineries will benefit from experts focused on the Tasting/Tap room and visitor experience. 

Whether you are established enterprise, are thinking about starting up, or just want to learn more about this industry, this conference will have something for everyone. 

Participants will hear from a wide variety of experts providing current information on the state of the craft beverage industry, updates from the NYS Liquor Authority, Empire State Development and NYS Beverage Leaders. Learn how to maximize your use of social media with Content on Draft and print media with Leah Stacey, Will Cleveland and Don Cazantre. There is more to come so visit the conference website to see the current speakers and topics as more are added almost daily.

Waterloo Container, a local business that has expanded with the Finger Lakes beverage industry to become a supplier for the entire East Coast, is once again the major conference sponsor. 

Also, Three Brother Wineries & Estates, War Horse Brewing Company are sponsoring a special Happy Hour Tasting following the conference each evening at 5:30 PM for those with a paid registration by Monday, April 5 th. Wednesday, April 14th will be a guided tasting of four beers with Pete Achilles, Head Brewer and Thursday, April 15th will be a guided cider tasting of 4 ciders with Justin Paolicelli, Partner/ Production Manager.

If you have questions, call 315-539-9251 or email Judy Wright, jlw24@cornell.edu.

The Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference, organized by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, began in 2013 as a brewery and cidery startup workshop. In 2020, the name has changed to reflect the maturing beverage industry to include all the beverages: beer, cider, wine, mead, and distilled spirits, produced in the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes Beverage Conference provides participants an opportunity to seek and gather information they can use to improve their business.


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Last updated March 23, 2021