Heading Out West: 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference

I am generally the sort of person who does the maximum amount of overthinking when it comes to making plans, especially those involving travel. But on Friday I was reminded about the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference, which takes place August 22-24 in San Diego, and today I registered for it.

It’s going to be a great weekend. The conference includes trips to the Karl Strauss Brewery and a party with Lagunitas the first night. A bunch of great panels will take place as well, on everything from maximizing a WordPress blog to social media, to beer blog videography. Speakers will include Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada and Julia Herz of the Brewers Association.

If you are a beer blogger, it sounds like a no-brainer to attend. But even if you are involved in any kind of social media or non-beer-related blog, and just happen to be a beer lover, it sounds like a really beneficial weekend. The way I see it, it’s like CMJ for beer bloggers. Except the free beer is way better than PBR. and instead of nightly concerts, it’s hanging out with brewers and beer lovers and trying new brews.

Oh, and if you’re feeling really ambitious, there’s a conference in June in Dublin as well!

Sound interesting? Check out the full itinerary and details on registering here.