What We Learned About Change

It used to be the only things that were certain were death and taxes. What we have witnessed over the past year is that change should be added to that list of certainties. Many of the lessons that we have learned about change may also help you navigate an environment that is sure to continue […]

Tara Nurin Q&A

We sat down with the host of CBE, Tara Nurin, to see what she’s most excited about for this year’s event from December 2-3! Claim your spot here. Tara Nurin Interview from Alex on Vimeo.

Health & Safety Measures for CBE 2020

Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference is still moving forward as scheduled, from November 30 – December 2 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville, KY and we look forward to seeing you there. Your health and safety will remain of paramount importance as we plan for the event. We will do everything […]

Ways to Pivot Your Marketing Strategy

COVID-19 feels like it has infected businesses and the economy — and to a certain extent, it has done so, putting many businesses on life support. Yet, many are fighting back, like those in our industry, with resilient actions and innovative thinking. Marketing Challenges  Maybe you are struggling yourself and not sure how to market […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Craft Beverage Industry

As a fellow member of the craft beverage industry, you’ve likely already felt the impact of COVID-19 on your business. It’s been tough to watch the ongoing shutdowns of breweries and brewpubs — some even for good. Yet, many believe that people are drinking more — just at home. To provide more perspective about what’s […]

Perpetual Adaptation: Connecting Now & In The Future

The world didn’t stop. It changed. Has this change been reflective of any possible iteration of your imagination? Likely no. Do you think what has happened was possible, say, even six months ago? And what do you think about what’s coming next, now? As people, we are uniquely equipped with a crazy capable brain to […]

Crafting with Cannabis: The Future of Infused Beverages

Hemp-derived CBD has seen massive growth in the past year—and expectations are that sales will only grow in the near future. Hemp Industry Daily estimates that CBD retail sales in the United States will reach as much as $11.3 billion by 2024. That’s 10 times the expectations for 2019! Alcohol and craft beer, wine and […]

Career Planning

What’s The Plan, Jan?? “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver To plan is to move forward, to make progress and build the life you love. Without a plan, well…. Does the phrase “flapping in the wind” conjure up any other ideas? When you […]

Speaker Spotlight: Heather Cox

Heather Cox, President of Certify My Company, is one of our influential speakers at the inaugural Women in Craft Forum at CBE19. As an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker and consultant, Heather will be sharing her thoughts on the benefits of education, mentorships and other opportunities available to women in the craft beverage industry. Get your pass today! […]