Women in Craft Forum

CBE’s Women in Craft Forum focuses on topics unique to women in the craft beverage industry. Whether you are in wine, beer, spirits, cider, mead or non-alcoholic beverages, this forum will set you up for success with tailored insight and strategies to push you to the next level in your career. Be prepared to walk away with not only tools and resources for managing your career in craft, but new, lifelong connections. Come collaborate with and be inspired by your peers and other female leaders in the beverage industry.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 10, 2022

9:00 am – 9:10 am

9:10 am – 9:55 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 11:15 am

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

3:35 pm – 3:50 pm

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet the Moderator: Peggy Noe Stevens

In many ways, Peggy has been a trail blazer for women in the beverage industry. She became the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster and can trace her lineage back to some of the great bourbon making families in Kentucky.  In 2011, she founded Bourbon Women, the first women’s consumer organization in the beverage industry.  Since its inception, Bourbon Women has grown immensely and continues to transform the industry and attract corporate support from the top names in the bourbon.



One-Day Event Price increases by $10 each week

Ending Rate will be $360.

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Opening Session:

Lady Justice Brewing started with a thought.  Why can’t we brew beer and give back to the community?   Born from this idea, the three founding women have created a community-based, all-female business that focuses on giving back to the women and children of Colorado – they are brewing great beer to make the world a better place.  Hear firsthand from co-founder, Betsy Lay, and director of marketing, Alison Wisneski, the story behind creating this social enterprise and its effect on the greater community of Aurora and Denver.

Closing Session:

Julia Herz, Founder and CEO of Herz Muses Enterprises, will provide an update on the beverage #metoo movement, dive into the history of diversity, equity and inclusion in the alcohol industry, and outline suggested solutions on where we go from here to create an inclusive environment.